COVID-19 in Virginia: 2,550+ new cases reported Friday, Oct.1

Posted at 10:24 AM, Oct 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-01 10:24:00-04

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: 869,328 (+2,552 from Thursday)
People Hospitalized Since Start of Pandemic: 36,711 (+73 from Thursday)
COVID-19-Linked Deaths Since Start of Pandemic: 12,806 (+56 from Thursday)

Total Tests: 12,854,826 (+37,296 from Thursday)
All Health Districts Current 7-Day Positivity Rate Total: 9.0% (Down from 9.1% Thursday)

People Vaccinated with at least One Dose: 5,784,359 (not yet updated for Friday -- +7,576 from Wednesday)
% of Population with at least One Dose: 67.8% (not yet updated for Friday --Up from 67.7% Wednesday)
People Fully Vaccinated: 5,145,939 (not yet updated for Friday -- +7,018 from Wednesday)
% of Population Fully Vaccinated: 60.3% (not yet updated for Friday --Up from 60.2% Wednesday)

Click here for complete city/county-by-county breakdown of COVID-19 cases in Virginia

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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VACCINATE VIRGINIA: Virginians age 12+ eligible for COVID-19 vaccine. Register for the COVID-19 vaccine on the Vaccinate Virginia websiteor call 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-275-8343). You can also search for specific vaccines as well as which ones are available near you via the Vaccine Finder website.

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