Northam says 63% of Virginia is fully-vaccinated as of Friday while VDH reports 1,466 new COVID cases


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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — As of Friday morning, Virginia health officials have reported a total of 942,837 coronavirus cases and 14,321 virus-related deaths, which includes 1,466 new confirmed and probable cases and 27 new confirmed and probable deaths from across the Commonwealth.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 698,737 cases and 12,033 deaths are related to the virus as of Friday, Nov. 12. However, 244,100 cases and 2,288 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Health officials reported 1,466 new COVID-19 cases, 47 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 27 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth between Nov. 11, 2021 and Nov. 12, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

Meanwhile, the department says the seven-day testing positivity rate has dropped from 5.5 percent to 5.3 percent over the past 24 hours.

According to VDH’s Friday update, more than 143,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 2,184 cases, 85 hospitalizations, and 81 deaths
  • Amherst County: 4,440 cases, 230 hospitalizations, and 60 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 2,449 cases, 121 hospitalizations, and 36 deaths
  • Bath County: 497 cases, 20 hospitalizations, and 15 deaths
  • Bedford County: 10,151 cases, 404 hospitalizations, and 161 deaths
  • Bland County: 1,108 cases, 49 hospitalizations, and 17 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 3,996 cases, 97 hospitalizations, and 53 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 1,373 cases, 31 hospitalizations, and 28 deaths
  • Campbell County: 7,382 cases, 360 hospitalizations, and 142 deaths
  • Carroll County: 4,115 cases, 310 hospitalizations, and 101 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 1,326 cases, 78 hospitalizations, and 27 deaths
  • Covington: 764 cases, 33 hospitalizations, and 16 deaths
  • Craig County: 568 cases, 21 hospitalizations, and 9 deaths
  • Danville: 6,338 cases, 361 hospitalizations, and 195 deaths
  • Floyd County: 1,477 cases, 49 hospitalizations, and 31 deaths
  • Franklin County: 6,182 cases, 262 hospitalizations, and 107 deaths
  • Galax: 1,583 cases, 126 hospitalizations, and 64 deaths
  • Giles County: 2,334 cases, 89 hospitalizations, and 32 deaths
  • Grayson County: 2,166 cases, 138 hospitalizations, and 47 deaths
  • Halifax County: 3,999 cases, 176 hospitalizations, and 109 deaths
  • Henry County: 6,725 cases448 hospitalizations, and 165 deaths
  • Highland County: 188 cases, 2 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Lexington: 1,600 cases (-1), 37 hospitalizations, and 36 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 11,859 cases (-7), 478 hospitalizations, and 192 deaths
  • Martinsville: 2,134 cases, 182 hospitalizations, and 89 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 11,952 cases257 hospitalizations, and 110 deaths
  • Nelson County: 1,404 cases, 56 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Patrick County: 2,162 cases, 135 hospitalizations, and 56 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 8,308 cases, 363 hospitalizations, and 123 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 4,254 cases, 199 hospitalizations, and 90 deaths
  • Radford: 2,982 cases, 48 hospitalizations, and 35 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 12,414 cases, 322 hospitalizations, and 250 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 12,195 cases, 268 hospitalizations, and 180 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 2,192 cases, 77 hospitalizations, and 63 deaths
  • Salem: 3,588 cases, 99 hospitalizations, and 63 deaths
  • Wythe County: 4,623 cases, 263 hospitalizations, and 103 deaths

**items in bold indicate new cases, hospitalizations, and/or deaths from previous weekday’s totals**

Since Thursday, Nov. 11, the VDH reported 38 new COVID-19 cases in Henry County, 29 in Campbell County, 24 in Roanoke County, 20 in Roanoke City, 19 in Bedford County, 15 in Martinsville, 15 in Montgomery County, 12 in Franklin County, 12 in Grayson County, 11 in Amherst County, 11 in Appomattox County, 11 in Patrick County, 10 in Pulaski County, nine in Charlotte County, nine in Galax, eight in Radford, eight in Salem, seven in Carroll County, seven in Danville, seven in Halifax County, seven in Pittsylvania County, six in Alleghany County, six in Buena Vista, six in Rockbridge County, six in Wythe County, five in Botetourt County, four in Giles County, three in Nelson County, two in Floyd County, and one in Bath County.

In addition, of the 27 new virus-related deaths reported on Friday, the department says 10 are from the localities listed above. More specifically, two are from Roanoke City, one is from Alleghany County, one is from Bedford County, one is from Buena Vista, one is from Campbell County, one is from Carroll County, one is from Lynchburg, one is from Roanoke County, and one is from Rockbridge County.

Health officials say they have received 39,407 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Friday, which is 47 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Thursday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Friday, two are from Henry County, one is from Amherst County, one is from Lexington, and one is from Montgomery County.

However, between Thursday and Friday, the VDH reported one less coronavirus case in Lexington and seven less cases in Lynchburg.

Meanwhile, Gov. Ralph Northam announced on Friday that more than 11.5 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine have been administered. As a result, 83.4 percent of adults in Virginia have received at least one dose of the vaccine while 75 percent of the Commonwealth’s adults are fully vaccinated.

“The vaccine is more accessible than ever thanks to the hard work of medical professionals, with everyone ages 5 and above now eligible and booster shots available for adults,” Northam said. “Virginia ranks 10th among all states and 1st in the South in the percent of people fully vaccinated against COVID-19—so many Virginians have done their part to make our Commonwealth a safer place.” 

As of Friday, Northam’s office provided the following statistics for Virginia’s vaccination efforts:

  • 11,653,636 total doses administered.
  • 5,384,942 people have been fully vaccinated.
  • 5,999,368 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine.
  • 58,304 kids ages 5-11 year have received their first dose of the vaccine.
  • 75 percent of adults and 63.1 percent of the population are fully vaccinated.
  • 83.4 percent of adults and 70.3 percent of the population have received at least one dose of the vaccine.
  • 644,949 people have been vaccinated with a third dose/booster shot. 

“Thanks to the efforts of our agency partners and countless public health professionals, as well as a robust campaign to spread awareness about the vaccine’s potential to save lives, Virginia’s vaccination rate continues to outpace the national average, leading the way in protecting people from COVID-19,” said Virginia state vaccination liaison Dr. Danny Avula. “This is an important milestone that has been months in the making, and with the recent authorizations for booster doses and a vaccine for children ages 5-11, the Virginia Department of Health will continue to ensure that vaccines are available.” 

Anyone age 5 and up is now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in the Commonwealth. You can find a local vaccination site by clicking here or by calling 877-829-4682.

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