Due to the amount of vaccinations in our region, we will no longer update the COVID-19 hotline.
As of Friday, February 18, Virginia had a total of 1,622,685 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 11.0% 7-day positivity rate for overall test sessions and an 11.7% 7-day positivity rate for PCR testing.
69 more deaths were reported this Thursday, leaving the death toll at 18,016.
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 18, the Virginia Department of Health had received reports of 1,156,819 confirmed cases and 465,866 probable cases of COVID-19 throughout the community.
These positive test results are out of 18,238,605 total tests administered in Virginia, which included 12,653,435 PCR tests, 320,512 antibody tests, and 5,264,658 antigen tests.
At this time, 47,140 Virginians have been hospitalized due to the disease caused by the virus, and at least 18,016 have died from causes related to the disease.
Here is an overview of cases for our region per. 10.00 on 18 February.
Central Shenandoah Health District: 65,481 cases in total
• Augusta County – 18,494 (+50 from Thursday)
• Bath County – 861 (+1 from Thursday)
• Buena Vista – 1,950 (+6 from Thursday)
• Harrisonburg – 13,045 (+36 from Thursday)
• Highland County – 348 (+1 from Thursday)
• Lexington – 2,769 (+2 from Thursday)
• Rockbridge County – 3,142 (+12 as of Thursday)
• Rockingham County – 14,206 (+25 from Thursday)
• Staunton – 5,460 (+13 from Thursday)
• Waynesboro – 5,194 (+13 from Thursday)
Total tests: 708,915
Lord Fairfax Health District: 53,222 cases in total
• Clarke County – 2,559 (+6 as of Thursday)
• Frederick County – 20,103 (+50 from Thursday)
• Page County – 5,457 (+4 as of Thursday)
• Shenandoah County – 10,577 (+25 as of Thursday)
• Warren County – 8,315 (+14 from Thursday)
• Winchester – 6,211
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: 482,692
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, 6,926,710 people per. February 18 have been vaccinated with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 6,158,412 people are fully vaccinated.
17,887,465 total vaccine doses have been distributed across the state.
Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association’s online dashboard indicates that per. On February 18, at least 102,634 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 1,424.
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 481,818 cases in West Virginia per capita. February 18th.
Grant County: 3,694 total COVID-19 cases (+14 as of Wednesday)
Hardy County: 4,122 total COVID-19 cases (+16 as of Wednesday)
Pendleton County: 1,891 total COVID-19 cases (+14 as of Wednesday)
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