COVID-19 in Virginia: 16,200+ new cases reported last week; 55.8% of Virginians now fully vaccinated

Posted at 3:16 PM, Aug 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-22 12:49:47-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- In an effort to provide accurate, easy-to-read information on the COVID-19 pandemic and on-going vaccination efforts, will update this post weekly with statistics from the Virginia Department of Health.

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

Positive COVID-19 Cases Since Start of Pandemic: 734,079 (+16,253 from last Friday)
People Hospitalized Since Start of Pandemic: 32,670 (+577 from last Friday)
COVID-19-Linked Deaths Since Start of Pandemic: 11,647 (+48 from last Friday)

Total Tests: 11,181,259 (+208,083 from last Friday)
All Health Districts Current 7-Day Positivity Rate Total: 9.7% (Up from 8.5% last Friday)

People Vaccinated with at least One Dose: 5,378,252 (+67,970 from last Sunday)
People Fully Vaccinated: 4,758,466 (+52,189 from last Sunday)
% of Population Fully Vaccinated: 55.8% (Up from 55.1% on last Sunday)

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

NOTE: This update 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. (Cases/testing data is now available Monday-Friday while vaccination data is updated seven days a week.) Get the latest charts and updated numbers from VDH here.

Kids Vaccinated Richmond Raceway
These kids got vaccinated at Richmond Raceway Wednesday, May 19, 2021.

VACCINATE VIRGINIA: Virginians age 12+ are 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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