Due to the amount of vaccinations in our region, we will no longer update the COVID-19 hotline.
As of Tuesday, March 15, Virginia has had 1,656,187 total cases of COVID-19, including confirmed laboratory tests and clinical diagnoses, according to the Virginia Department of Health.
The Virginia Department of Health reports a 4.2% 7-day positivity rate for overall test sessions and a 4.2% 7-day positivity rate for PCR tests.
Additional deaths were reported this Tuesday, leaving the death toll at 19,356.
For a comprehensive list of COVID-19 cases and tests in Virginia, visit the Virginia Department of Health’s website and see their COVID-19 dashboard.
On Sunday, April 18, 2021, vaccine eligibility was extended to all individuals in the Commonwealth aged 16 and over.
On Thursday, April 22, 2021, the former Governor Northam Announces Relief of Some COVID-19 Restrictions on Social Gatherings which began on Saturday, May 15:
- Socializing: The maximum number of people allowed in a social gathering will increase to 100 people for indoor settings and 250 people for outdoor environments. Social gatherings are currently limited to 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors.
- Entertainment venues: Indoor entertainment and public entertainment venues will be able to operate with 50 percent capacity or 1,000 people, up from 30 percent capacity or 500 people. Outdoor venues will be able to operate at 50 percent capacity – up from 30 percent – with no specific limit on the number of participants.
- Recreational sporting events: The number of spectators allowed for indoor recreational sporting events will increase from 100 to 250 spectators or 50 percent capacity, whichever is less. Outdoor recreational sporting events will increase from 500 to 1,000 people or 50 percent capacity, whichever is less.
- Sale of alcohol: Restaurants may return to sell alcohol after midnight, and dining room closures will no longer be required between midnight and 6 p.m. 05.00
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on Thursday, May 13, 2021, vaccinated persons are no longer required to wear a mask in most cases. On Friday, May 14, 2021, former Governor Ralph Northam announced the mask mandate in Virginia would be lifted, and capacity and social distance restrictions end on May 28th.
By March 15, the Virginia Department of Health had received reports of 1,182,581 confirmed cases and 473,606 probable cases of COVID-19 throughout the community.
These positive test results are out of 18,775,643 total tests administered in Virginia, which included 12,972,259 PCR tests, 324,517 antibody tests, and 5,478,867 antigen tests.
At this time, 48,188 Virginians have been hospitalized due to the disease caused by the virus, and at least 19,356 have died from causes related to the disease.
Here is an overview of cases for our region per. 10.00 on 15 March.
Central Shenandoah Health District: 66,639 cases in total
From 10 March 2022, the site control panel will no longer be published. Cases by reporting date and cases by date of illness can be viewed by location on Cases dashboard.
Total tests: 730,079
Lord Fairfax Health District: 54,056 cases in total
Total tests: 494,150
Northwestern total eruptions: 994 with 318 in long-term care facilities, 88 in K-12 environments, 72 in health environments, 41 in the penitentiary, 330 in kongregate environments, 65 in college / university environments and 80 in childcare environments.
Note: VDH has changed the way it tracks outbreaks. They are now grouped by regions instead of health districts.
Virginia Department of Health has launched a data dashboard showing the number of COVID-19 vaccines that have been distributed and administered throughout the Commonwealth.
According to the data dashboard, 6,967,676 people per March 15 have been vaccinated with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 6,210,565 people are fully vaccinated.
18,188,765 total vaccine doses have been distributed across the state.
Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association’s online dashboard indicates that per. As of March 15, at least 105,654 COVID-19 patients have been discharged from the hospital.
In contrast to the VDH data that report cumulative admissions, their admissions data reflect individuals currently admitted due to COVID-19 (whether confirmed or pending), and that number is 433.
Here at WHSV, we cover Grant County, Hardy County and Pendleton County. The information below is the latest data from the individual counties’ health department. You can find West Virginia’s COVID-19 dashboard here.
There are a total of 495,728 cases in West Virginia per capita. March 15th.
Grant County: 3,758 total COVID-19 cases
Hardy County: 4,170 total COVID-19 cases
Pendleton County: 1,927 total COVID-19 cases
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