Coronavirus update: Virginia’s positivity rate down to 11 percent

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Here’s the latest coronavirus update from the Virginia Department of Health for Thursday, February 4, 2021:

The Virginia Department of Health is reporting 3,059 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of cases to 516,398. The total number of deaths has reached 6,650.

The positivity rate decreased slightly to 11.0 percent.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

According to the Virginia Hospitals and Healthcare Association, 41,067 COVID-19 patients were discharged from the hospital.

Currently, there are 2,444 patients in the hospital who either have COVID-19 or have pending test results. Of those patients, 486 are in the ICU and 294 are on a ventilator.

Vaccine summary

VDH is reporting that a total of 895,005 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered as of Feb. 3.

More than 750,000 people in the state have been vaccinated with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

A total of 136,731 people have been fully vaccinated in Virginia. According to the most recent Census data, there are 8,535,519 people living in the state.

A majority of the people fully vaccinated are in the 50-59 age group.

On average 39,658 COVID-19 vaccine doses are administered every day.

Coronavirus testing near you


  • Friday, Feb. 5 — 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Henrico Health Department, 1400 N Laburnum Ave (This is a drive-through event)


  • Mondays: Feb. 8, 15 and 22 – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Second Baptist Church, 5100 West Hundred Road.
  • Wednesdays: Feb. 10, 17 and 24 – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. St. Augustine Catholic Church, 4400 Beulah Road.
  • Thursdays: Feb. 11 and 25 – 10 a.m. to noon.Walmsley United Methodist Church, 2950 Walmsley Blvd.

COVID-19 at local universities

Virginia Commonwealth University

As of Feb. 3, the college has reported:

  • 44 active student cases and 0 active employee cases of COVID-19.
  • 16 students are in isolation on campus.
  • 24 students are in quarantine on campus.

University of Richmond

As of Feb. 3, here is what the college has reported:

  • 101 current active COVID-19 cases
  • During the spring semester, 232 students tested positive for COVID-19.
  • The total positivity rate for the Spring semester is at 3.6 percent.

Local COVID-19 cases in Central Virginia

  • Charles City County: 470 cases, 15 deaths
  • Chesterfield County: 26,150 cases, 406 deaths
  • City of Colonial Heights: 1,584 cases, 57 deaths
  • City of Hopewell: 2,436 cases, 64 deaths
  • City of Petersburg: 3,628 cases, 80 deaths
  • City of Richmond: 16,232 cases, 255 deaths
  • Dinwiddie County: 2,037 cases, 42 deaths
  • Goochland County: 1,364 cases, 23 deaths
  • Hanover County: 7,652 cases, 148 deaths
  • Henrico County: 23,984 cases, 587 deaths
  • New Kent County: 1,425 cases, 15 death
  • Powhatan County: 1,820 cases, 14 deaths

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