COVID-19 in Virginia: 13,500 new cases reported Thursday, Dec. 30

Posted at 10:58 AM, Dec 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-30 14:41:57-05

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: 1,100,900 (+13,500 from Wednesday)
People Hospitalized Since Start of Pandemic: 41,592 (+255 from Wednesday)
COVID-19-Linked Deaths Since Start of Pandemic: 15,565 (+24 from Wednesday)

IN-DEPTH: County-by-county look at COVID-19 cases in Virginia; which areas saw biggest spikes Thursday

Total Tests: 15,881,938 (+76,279 from Wednesday)
All Health Districts Current 7-Day Positivity Rate Total: 19.3% (Up from 17.4% Wednesday)

People Vaccinated with at least One Dose: 6,583,499 (+10,498 from Wednesday)
% of Population with at least One Dose: 77.1% (Up from 77.0% from Wednesday)
% of 18+ Population with at least One Dose: 88.5% (Updated from 88.4% from Wednesday)

People Fully Vaccinated: 5,763,240 (+7,070 from Wednesday)
% of Population Fully Vaccinated: 67.5% (Up 67.4% from Wednesday)
% of 18+ Population Fully Vaccinated: 78.0% (No change from Wednesday)

People Fully Vaccinated with Booster/Third Dose: 2,005,482 (+28,311 from Wednesday)

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. Pre-registration is no longer required,so go to Vaccine Finderto search for specific vaccines available near you or call 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-275-8343).

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