Coronavirus update: Virginia’s positivity rate drops to 13.5 percent

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Here’s the latest coronavirus update from the Virginia Department of Health for Wednesday, January 20:

Virginia’s case count has increased by 4,515 since Tuesday, bringing the total of COVID-19 cases to 455,591.

Deaths from COVID-19 have also increased to 5,861 — 5,137 confirmed and 724 probable.

The state’s positivity rate decreased to 13.5 percent.

COVID-19 hospitalizations in Virginia

According to the Virginia Hospitals and Healthcare Association, 36,103 COVID-19 patients were discharged from the hospital.

Currently, there are 3,098 patients in the hospital who either have COVID-19 or have pending test results. Of those patients, 554 are in the ICU and 338 are on a ventilator.

Vaccine summary for Virginia

VDH is reporting that 320,593 first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered as of Jan. 20.

A total of 39,458 people have been fully vaccinated in Virginia. A majority of the people fully vaccinated are in the 30-39 age group.

On average 18,740 COVID-19 vaccine doses are administered every day. A total of 943,400 vaccines have been distributed.

Testing locations near you


  • Tuesday, Jan. 26 – 10 a.m. to noon. Second Baptist Church, 3300 Broad Rock Blvd.
  • Friday, Jan. 29 – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Henrico Health Dept., 1400 N Laburnum Ave.


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

Click here to find a test near you.

Local COVID-19 cases

  • Charles City County: 410 cases, 12 deaths
  • Chesterfield County: 23,812 cases, 356 deaths
  • City of Colonial Heights: 1,386 cases, 46 deaths
  • City of Hopewell: 2,145 cases, 54 deaths
  • City of Petersburg: 3,220 cases, 64 deaths
  • City of Richmond: 14,971 cases, 214 deaths
  • Dinwiddie County: 1,825 cases, 33 deaths
  • Goochland County: 1,225 cases, 17 deaths
  • Hanover County: 6,782 cases, 138 deaths
  • Henrico County: 21,639cases, 537 deaths
  • New Kent County: 1,258 cases, 12 death
  • Powhatan County: 1,661 cases, 10 deaths

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