New Coronavirus Cases Top 5K For Third Time In Virginia

Emily Leayman

VIRGINIA — New coronavirus cases have been above 5,000 for three of the last four days, according to Virginia Department of Health data.

On Sunday, 5,010 new cases were reported statewide. The seven-day average of daily cases is 4,313, and there are 668.2 cases per 100,000 people in the last 14 days. Statewide, the seven-day positive average of PCR tests is 15.3 percent.

Current COVID-19 hospitalizations stand at 2,708, according to the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association. This includes 557 in the intensive care units and 344 on ventilators. There were 70 new hospitalizations reported statewide on Sunday, and the seven-day average of new hospitalizations is 109. Ventilator use among all hospital patients remains at 33 percent capacity, with 1,002 of the 3,012 available in use. ICU occupancy also stayed the same at 80 percent.

Seven new deaths were reported on Sunday, while the seven-day average of daily death reports is 39.

Jan. 3 data by region was not available on the Key Measures web page at the time of publication. Data for localities can be found on the localities tab of the VDH dashboard.

Vaccination data is updated daily by the VDH. As of Sunday, 87,618 vaccine doses have been administered in Virginia, Leading localities is Fairfax County with 10,565 doses administered. There have been 404,675 vaccine doses distributed in Virginia to date. No one has received the second dose, which both Pfizer and Moderna's vaccines require. Pfizer's doses should be taken 21 days apart, and Moderna's doses should be 28 days apart.

Below are the latest coronavirus data updates for our coverage area from Saturday to Sunday:

  • Alexandria: 7,487 cases, 438 hospitalizations, 88 deaths; increase of 115 cases and two hospitalizations

  • Arlington County: 9,250 cases, 668 hospitalizations, 183 deaths; increase of 105 cases, two hospitalizations and two deaths

  • Fairfax County: 45,756 cases, 2,977 hospitalizations, 685 deaths; increase of 589 cases and three hospitalizations

  • Fairfax City: 308 cases, 26 hospitalizations, 10 deaths; increase of three cases

  • Falls Church: 188 cases, 18 hospitalizations, six deaths; increase of six cases

  • Loudoun County: 14,518 cases, 654 hospitalizations, 161 deaths; increase of 37 cases, one hospitalization removed

  • Manassas: 2,983 cases, 147 hospitalizations, 29 deaths; increase of 38 cases

  • Manassas Park: 953 cases, 65 hospitalizations, eight deaths; increase of nine cases

  • Prince William County: 26,456 cases, 1,228 hospitalizations, 262 deaths; increase of 278 cases and three hospitalizations

  • Fredericksburg: 1,064 cases, 67 hospitalizations, 11 deaths; increase of five cases

  • Spotsylvania County: 4,954 cases, 212 hospitalizations, 68 deaths; increase of 53 cases and one death

  • Stafford County: 5,418 cases, 231 hospitalizations, 25 deaths; increase of 31 cases

This article originally appeared on the Falls Church Patch