Virginia COVID-19 cases rise by 798 on Wednesday

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Due to the number of vaccinations in our area, we will no longer be updating the COVID-19 hotline.

As of Wednesday, March 30, Virginia had 1,668,087 total cases of COVID-19, including confirmed lab tests and clinical diagnoses, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

The Virginia Department of Health reports a 3.4% 7-day positivity rate for total testing encounters and a 3.2% 7-day positivity rate for PCR testing.

22 additional deaths were reported on Tuesday, leaving the death toll at 19,653. Demographics for 3/30 have not yet been updated.

For a complete summary of COVID-19 cases and testing in Virginia, you can visit the Virginia Department of Health website and view their COVID-19 Dashboard.

On Sunday 18 April 2021, eligibility for the vaccine was extended to all Commonwealth individuals aged 16 and over.

On Thursday, April 22, 2021, former Governor Northam announced a relaxation of some of the COVID-19 restrictions for social gatherings that began on Saturday, May 15:

  • Social gatherings: The maximum number of people allowed in a social gathering will increase to 100 people for indoor settings and 250 people for outdoor settings. Social gatherings are currently limited to 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors.
  • Entertainment places: Indoor entertainment and public amusement venues will be able to operate at 50% capacity or 1,000 people, up from 30% capacity or 500 people. Outdoor sites will be able to operate at 50% capacity – compared to 30% previously – with no specific cap on the number of participants.
  • Recreational sporting events: The number of spectators allowed at indoor recreational sporting events will increase from 100 to 250 spectators or 50% of capacity, whichever is lower. Outdoor recreational sporting events will increase from 500 to 1,000 people or 50% capacity, whichever is lower.
  • Sale of alcohol: Restaurants can start selling alcohol again after midnight, and dining room closings will no longer be required between midnight and 5 a.m.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Thursday, May 13, 2021 that vaccinated people are no longer required to wear a mask under most circumstances. On Friday, May 14, 2021, former Governor Ralph Northam announced that Virginia’s mask mandate would be lifted and capacity and social distancing restrictions would end on May 28.

As of March 30, the Virginia Department of Health had received reports of 1,195,155 confirmed cases and 472,932 probable cases of COVID-19 across the Commonwealth.

These positive test results are out of a total of 19,047,459 tests administered in Virginia, which included 13,134,925 PCR tests, 326,435 antibody tests and 5,586,099 antigen tests.

At this point, 48,824 Virginians have been hospitalized due to illness caused by the virus, and at least 19,653 have died of illness-related causes, as of Tuesday, March 29.

Here is a breakdown of cases for our region as of 10:00 a.m. on March 30.

Shenandoah Central Health District: 66,843 total cases (as of Tuesday)

As of March 10, 2022, the Locality dashboard is no longer published. Cases by date of declaration and cases by date of illness can be consulted by locality on the Case dashboard.

Total number of tests: 739,710

Lord Fairfax Health District: 54,261 total cases (as of Tuesday)

Total number of tests: 500,658

Northwest total outbreaks: 1,003 including 323 in long-term care facilities, 89 in K-12 facilities, 73 in health care facilities, 41 in correctional facilities, 330 in congregate facilities, 65 in residential college/university and 82 in child care facilities.

Note: VDH has changed the way it tracks outbreaks. They are now grouped by regions instead of health districts.

The Virginia Department of Health has launched a data dashboard showing the number of COVID-19 vaccines that have been distributed and administered across the Commonwealth.

According to the data dashboard, as of March 30, 6,989,255 people have been vaccinated with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 6,244,515 people are fully vaccinated.

A total of 18,338,825 doses of vaccine have been distributed across the state.

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association’s online dashboard shows that as of March 30, at least 106,532 COVID-19 patients have been discharged from hospital.

Unlike VDH data which reports cumulative hospitalizations, their hospitalization data reflects people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 (whether confirmed or pending cases), and that number is 282.

Here at WHSV we cover Grant County, Hardy County and Pendleton County. The information below is the most recent data from each county’s health department. You can find West Virginia’s COVID-19 dashboard here.

There were 497,681 total cases in West Virginia as of March 30.

Grant County: 3,765 total COVID-19 cases

Hardy County: 4,175 total COVID-19 cases (+1 from Tuesday)

Pendleton County: 1,943 total COVID-19 cases (+1 from Tuesday)

For the latest factual information on COVID-19, we encourage you to check both the Virginia Department of Health and the CDC.

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