Coronavirus update: Virginia’s positivity rate drops slightly to 15.9 percent

Virginia News

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Here’s the latest on the coronavirus pandemic focusing on Virginia for Jan. 13, 2021:

The Virginia Department of Health is reporting 4,598 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases to 412,545. As of today, 5,552 people have lost their lives to COVID-19 across the commonwealth.

Virginia’s positivity rate dropped back down to 15.9 percent.

According to the Virginia Hospitals and Healthcare Association, 33,798 COVID-19 patients were discharged from the hospital. Currently, there are 3,209 patients in the hospital who either have COVID-19 or have pending test results. Of those patients, 587 are in the ICU and 362 are on a ventilator.

Vaccine summary for Virginia

VDH is reporting that 193,272 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered as of Jan. 13, with a total of 904,400 vaccine doses distributed.

A total of 22,985 people in the state have been fully vaccinated.

Testing locations near you

CHESTERFIELD

  • Mondays: Jan. 11, 18 and 25 – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Second Baptist Church, 5100 West Hundred Road.
  • Wednesdays: Jan. 13, 20 and 27 – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 4400 Beulah Road.
  • Saturdays: Jan. 23 – 10 a.m. to noon. Chesterfield Health Department, 9501 Lucy Corr Circle

RICHMOND

  • Thursday, Jan. 14 — 1 to 3 p.m. Broad Rock Community Center, 4615 Ferguson Lane.
  • Friday, Jan. 15 — 1 to 3 p.m. Eastern Henrico Health Department, 1400 N. Laburnum Avenue.

Richmond and Henrico district residents can call the COVID-19 hotline to register at (804) 205-3501.
Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except major holidays.

Click here to find a test near you.

COVID-19 at local universities

Virginia Commonwealth University

As of Jan. 13, the college has reported:

  • 75 active student cases and 31 active employee cases of COVID-19.
  • 3 students are in isolation on campus.
  • 1 student is in quarantine on campus.

University of Richmond

As of Jan. 11, here is what the college has reported:

  • 12 active cases of COVID-19.
  • 9,483 total COVID-19 tests
  • The total positivity rate for December is 3.9 percent

James Madison University

The university’s dashboard as of Jan. 13 shows that:

  • 26 total (students and employees) active cases.
  • 1,757 people have recovered from the virus since July.
  • Read about one JMU student’s experience with COVID-19 here.

Local COVID-19 cases

  • Charles City County: 316 cases, 9 deaths
  • Chesterfield County: 17,408 cases, 195 deaths
  • City of Colonial Heights: 924 cases, 30 deaths
  • City of Hopewell: 1,436 cases, 12 deaths
  • City of Petersburg: 2,253 cases, 36 deaths
  • City of Richmond: 11,778 cases, 119 deaths
  • Dinwiddie County: 1,312 cases, 18 deaths
  • Goochland County: 930 cases, 7 deaths
  • Hanover County: 5,332 cases, 93 deaths
  • Henrico County: 16,846 cases, 329 deaths
  • New Kent County: 953 cases, 7 death
  • Powhatan County: 1,184 cases, 7 deaths
Coronavirus Updates

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

StormTracker 8

Trending Stories

More Trending Stories

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss

Local Events