Virginia COVID-19 Update, 1,415 new cases, 27% of the Population Fully Vaccinated

Alexandra Tsuneta

Here's what's going on with COVID-19 in Virginia, today.

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According to ABC 8 News, "Virginia is getting 76,396 doses into arms each day on average. According to the state’s health department, more than 4.9 million doses have been administered in Virginia. As of April 15, 22.7% of the state’s population has been fully vaccinated. More than three million people in the state have received their first COVID-19 vaccine dose."

However, now that the J&J vaccine is being paused, vaccination rates may go down within the next few days. That being said, on the 19th of April, vaccinations are officially open to every Virginia resident aged 16 and up, so we will have to watch the data unfold after that date.

Registration for vaccines, currently, is very difficult. I spent hours attempting to make an appointment for myself and my husband and was only able to schedule the first appointment for myself, so as a recommendation to anybody reading this, don't give up even if it is taking quite some time.

The Virginia Department of Health reported 1,415 new cases, which includes those who tested positive and people with known exposure to COVID-19. In total, Virginia has reported 641,626 COVID-19 cases and 10,529 deaths.
As of today, the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association is reporting that 1,052 people are currently in the hospital with COVID-19, with 261 of those patients in the ICU. There are 145 people currently on a ventilator.

You can currently look for and schedule vaccines via Vaccine Finder, though pre-registration does take some time. However, as mentioned in my previous article, the FEMA center at Military Circle Mall is no longer requiring that anybody pre-register and is vaccinating anybody that walks in.

A quick rundown for anybody wondering about the current statistics via ABC 8 News:

Local COVID-19 cases in Central Virginia

  • Charles City County: 478 cases, 15 deaths
  • Chesterfield County: 26,390 cases, 407 deaths
  • City of Colonial Heights: 1,616 cases, 57 deaths
  • City of Hopewell: 2,465 cases, 64 deaths
  • City of Petersburg: 3,657 cases, 81 deaths
  • City of Richmond: 16,354 cases, 254 deaths
  • Dinwiddie County: 2,044 cases, 42 deaths
  • Goochland County: 1,377 cases, 23 deaths
  • Hanover County: 7,732 cases, 149 deaths
  • Henrico County: 24,199 cases, 590 deaths
  • New Kent County: 1,436 cases, 15 death
  • Powhatan County: 1,841 cases, 14 deaths

As always, keep safe, wear your mask, get vaccinated, and care for others. For more articles about COVID-19 in Virginia, please follow me via the link below.

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