Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations are declining across the Commonwealth, Virginia Department of Health report shows

RICHMOND, Virginia – We will add statistics from the Virginia Department of Health to this post every week in order to give accurate, easy-to-read information about the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing vaccination efforts. Last week, there were 6,862 new cases, which is less than the week before (8,105).


Positive Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 2,266,009 COVID-19 cases, which is 6,862 more than last Tuesday.

Since the start of the pandemic, 23,359 people have died because of COVID-19, which is 203 more than last Tuesday.


CDC’s 7-Day Positivity for Virginia: 16.68% on January 25 (Down from 17.64% on January 18)


6,333,362 people are fully vaccinated, which is 2,733 more than last week.
73.7% of the population has all its shots (No change from last week)

People who are fully vaccinated with boosters or extra doses: 5,257,073, which is an increase of 117,791 from last week.

Scroll down to compare COVID cases from one week to the next.

COVID Community Levels: Metro Richmond is still at a medium level, and masks are only recommended for 4 places in Virginia.

Virginians who are 6 months old or older can get the COVID-19 vaccine. Call 877-VAX-IN-VA or go to the Vaccinate Virginia website (877-275-8343). On the Vaccine Finder website, you can also look for certain vaccines and find out where you can get them.


Positive COVID-19 cases for the week of February 1–7: +6,862
Deaths linked to COVID-19: +203

Week of Jan. 25-31
Positive COVID-19 Cases: +8,105
Deaths linked to COVID-19: +68

Week of Jan.18-24
Positive COVID-19 Cases: +10,611
COVID-19-Linked Deaths: +126

Week of Jan.11-17
Positive COVID-19 Cases: +10,554
140 deaths are linked to COVID-19.

Week of January 4-10

Positive COVID-19 Cases: +16,010

COVID-19-Linked Deaths: +135

Gayle Gordon

As a college student, making an extra buck now and then was very important. I started as a part-time reporter since I was 19 yo, and I couldn’t believe it might become a long-time career. I'm happy to be part of the Virginian Tribune's team.

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