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COVID-19 cases in Virginia increase by 2,416 on Tuesday

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Due to the number of vaccinations in our region, we will no longer update the COVID-19 hotline.

As of Tuesday, Dec. 14, Virginia had recorded a total of 1,003,110 cases of COVID-19, including confirmed lab tests and clinical diagnoses, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

The Virginia Department of Health reports an 8.7% 7-day positivity rate for the total number of tests and an 8.7% 7-day positivity rate for PCR tests.

35 more deaths were reported on Tuesday, leaving the death toll at 14,992.

For a full summary of COVID-19 cases and tests in Virginia, you can visit the Virginia Department of Health website and view their COVID-19 Dashboard.

On Sunday, April 18, vaccine eligibility was extended to all people in the Commonwealth aged 16 and over.

On Thursday, April 22, Governor Northam announced an easing of some of the COVID-19 restrictions for social gatherings that began on Saturday, May 15:

  • Social gatherings: The maximum number of people allowed in a social gathering will increase to 100 people for indoor settings and 250 people for outdoor settings. Social gatherings are currently limited to 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors.
  • Places of entertainment: Indoor entertainment venues and public amusements will be able to operate at 50 percent of capacity or 1,000 people, compared to 30 percent of capacity or 500 people. External sites will be able to operate at 50% of their capacity – against 30% – without a specific limit on the number of participants.
  • Recreational sporting events: The number of spectators allowed at indoor recreational sporting events will increase from 100 to 250 spectators or 50% of capacity, whichever is less. Outdoor recreational sporting events will increase from 500 to 1,000 people or 50% of capacity, whichever is less.
  • Alcohol sales: Restaurants may resume selling alcohol after midnight, and dining room closures will no longer be required between midnight and 5:00 a.m.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Thursday, May 13, that people who have been vaccinated are no longer required to wear a mask under most circumstances. On Friday, May 14, Gov. Ralph Northam announced that the mask’s mandate in Virginia would be lifted and that capacity and social distancing restrictions would end on May 28.

As of December 14, the Virginia Department of Health had received reports of 736,568 confirmed and 266,542 probable cases of COVID-19 across the Commonwealth.

These positive test results are out of a total of 15,189,281 tests administered in Virginia, which included 10,775,815 PCR tests, 305,875 antibody tests and 4,107,591 antigen tests.

At this point, 40,234 Virginians have been hospitalized due to illness caused by the virus, and at least 14,992 have died from causes related to the illness.

Here is a case breakdown for our region as of December 14 at 10:00 a.m.

Central Shenandoah Health District: 43,795 cases in total

• Augusta County – 11 110 (+16 from Monday)

• Bath County – 533

• Buena Vista – 1 462 (+1 from Monday)

• Harrisonburg – 8 698 (+16 from Monday)

• Highland County – 210 (+5 from Monday)

• Lexington – 1,659 (+5 from Monday)

• Rockbridge County – 2,352 (+2 from Monday)

• Rockingham County – 10,200 (+30 from Monday)

• Staunton – 3,689 (+14 from Monday)

• Waynesboro – 3,882 (+12 from Monday)

Outbreaks: 172, including 55 in long-term care facilities, 12 in health facilities, 65 in collective facilities, 7 in correctional facilities, 20 in college / university facilities, 5 in daycare and 8 in kindergarten to grade 12 schools.

Total Tests: 603,938

Lord Fairfax Health District: 35,760 cases in total

• Clarke County – 1,627 (+8 from Monday)

• Frederick County – 13 264 (+54 from Monday)

• Page County – 3,806 (+18 from Monday)

• Shenandoah County – 7,309 (+31 from Monday)

• Warren County – 5,725 (+17 from Monday)

• Winchester – 4,029 (+12 from Monday)

Outbreaks: 172, including 74 in long-term care facilities, 14 in health facilities, 50 in collective facilities, 9 in correctional facilities, 6 in college / university facilities, 14 in kindergarten to kindergarten to grade 12 and 5 in child care facilities.

Total Tests: 416,605

The Virginia Department of Health has launched a data dashboard showing the number of COVID-19 vaccines that have been distributed and administered across the Commonwealth.

According to the data dashboard, as of December 14, 6,453,283 people had been vaccinated with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 5,674,817 people were fully vaccinated.

15,685,465 total doses of vaccine were distributed statewide.

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association’s online dashboard shows that as of December 14, at least 75,585 COVID-19 patients were discharged from the hospital.

Unlike VDH data which reports cumulative hospitalizations, their hospitalization data reflects people currently hospitalized for COVID-19 (whether confirmed or pending), and that number is 1,330.

Here at WHSV, we cover Grant County, Hardy County and Pendleton County. The information below is the most recent data from each county’s health department. You can find West Virginia’s COVID-19 dashboard here.

There were a total of 308,985 cases in West Virginia as of December 14.

Grant County: 2,592 COVID-19 cases in total (+1 as of Monday)

Hardy County: 2,804 COVID-19 cases in total (+2 as of Monday)

Pendleton County: 1,284 COVID-19 cases in total

For the latest factual information on COVID-19, we encourage you to check both the Virginia Department of Health and the CDC.

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