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COVID-19 in Virginia: 2,830+ new cases reported Friday, Oct. 8

Posted at 9:49 AM, Oct 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-08 11:12:27-04

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, WTVR.com 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: 888,159 (+2,836 from Thursday)
People Hospitalized Since Start of Pandemic: 37,264 (+102 from Thursday)
COVID-19-Linked Deaths Since Start of Pandemic: 13,075 (+44 from Thursday)

Total Tests: 13,127,263 (+44,769 from Thursday)
All Health Districts Current 7-Day Positivity Rate Total: 8.2% (Down from 8.4% Thursday)

People Vaccinated with at least One Dose: 5,814,301 (not yet updated for Friday)
% of Population with at least One Dose: 68.1% (not yet updated for Friday)
People Fully Vaccinated: 5,179,513 (not yet updated for Friday)
% of Population Fully Vaccinated: 60.7% (not yet updated for Friday)

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 Health daily 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 website or 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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LATEST COVID-19 U.S. AND WORLDWIDE STATS