Due to the amount of vaccinations in our region, we will no longer update the COVID-19 hotline.
As of Monday, February 21, Virginia had a total of 1,628,593 cases of COVID-19, including confirmed laboratory tests and clinical diagnoses, according to the Virginia Department of Health.
The Virginia Department of Health reports an 8.2% 7-day positivity rate for overall test sessions and an 8.0% 7-day positivity rate for PCR tests.
Additional deaths were reported this Monday, leaving the death toll at 18,145.
For a comprehensive summary 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 individuals 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 February 21, the Virginia Department of Health had received reports of 1,161,593 confirmed cases and 467,249 probable cases of COVID-19 throughout the Commonwealth.
These positive test results are out of 18,309,278 total tests administered in Virginia, which included 12,700,951 PCR tests, 321,125 antibody tests, and 5,287,202 antigen tests.
At this time, 47,122 Virginians have been hospitalized due to the disease caused by the virus, and at least 18,145 have died from causes related to the disease.
Here is an overview of cases for our region per. 10.00 on 21 February.
Central Shenandoah Health District: 65,750 cases in total
• Augusta County – 18,573
• Bath County – 866
Buena Vista – 1,961
• Harrisonburg – 13,083
• Highland County – 350
• Lexington – 2,787
• Rockbridge County – 3,164
• Rockingham County – 14,252
• Staunton – 5,485
• Waynesboro – 5,229
Total tests: 712,167
Lord Fairfax Health District: 53,395 cases in total
• Clarke County – 2,567
• Frederick County – 20,167
• Side County – 5,479
• Shenandoah County – 10,622
• Warren County – 8,336
• Winchester – 6,224
Northwest Total Outbreaks: 975 with 310 in long-term care facilities, 86 in K-12 environments, 71 in health environments, 40 in crime centers, 328 in congregate environments, 63 in college / university environments and 77 in child care environments.
Note: VDH has changed the way it tracks outbreaks. They are now grouped by regions instead of health districts.
Total tests: 484,081
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, 6,932,762 people per February 21 have been vaccinated with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 6,167,213 people are fully vaccinated.
17,927,465 total vaccine doses have been distributed across the state.
Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association’s online dashboard indicates that per. On February 21, at least 103,042 COVID-19 patients were discharged from the hospital.
In contrast to the VDH data, which report cumulative admissions, their admissions data reflect individuals currently admitted to COVID-19 (whether confirmed or pending), and that number is 1,221.
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 484,923 cases in West Virginia per capita. 21. February.
Grant County: 3,729 total COVID-19 cases
Hardy County: 4,131 total COVID-19 cases
Pendleton County: 1,911 total COVID-19 cases
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