COVID-19 in Virginia: 18,300+ new cases reported Friday, Jan. 7, 2022

Posted at 9:57 AM, Jan 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-07 12:13:10-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- In an effort to provide accurate, easy-to-read information on the on-going COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on our community, will update this post with the day's local coronavirus headlines and statistics.

COVID-19 IN VIRGINIA (Scroll to bottom for U.S. stats)

Positive COVID-19 Cases Since Start of Pandemic: 1,221,036 (+18,309 from Thursday's update)
People Hospitalized Since Start of Pandemic: 44,056 (+301 from Thursday)
COVID-19-Linked Deaths Since Start of Pandemic: 15,651 (+9 from Thursday)

Total Tests: 16,248,348 (+48,165 from Thursday)
All Health Districts Current 7-Day Positivity Rate Total: 32.4% (Up from 31.4% Thursday)

IN-DEPTH: County-by-county look at COVID-19 cases in Virginia; which areas saw biggest spike last week

People Vaccinated with at least One Dose: 6,637,793 (+7,783 from Thursday)
% of Population with at least One Dose: 77.8% (Up from 77.7% Thursday)
% of 18+ Population with at least One Dose: 89.1% (Up from 89.0% Thursday)

People Fully Vaccinated: 5,794,359 (+4,677 from Thursday)
% of Population Fully Vaccinated: 67.9% (Up from 67.8% Thursday)
% of 18+ Population Fully Vaccinated: 78.3% (Up from 78.2% Thursday)

People Fully Vaccinated with Booster/Third Dose: 2,143,981 (+19,813 from Thursday)

NOTE: This data is provided from the Virginia Department of Healthdaily at 10 a.m. Officials said their cutoff for data is 5 p.m. the previous day. So your local health department may have issued an alert about a case before it is added to the statewide tally released the following day. Get the latest charts and updated numbers from VDH here.

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Virginians age 5+ are eligible for COVID-19 vaccine. Go to Vaccine Finderto search for specific vaccines available near you or call 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-275-8343).