VDH: 1,658,568 total cases of COVID-19 in Virginia, 19,430 deaths
RICHMOND, Va. (WVIR) - The Virginia Department of Health reports there is now a total of 1,658,568 COVID-19 cases in the commonwealth as of Thursday, March 17, dating to the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.
The number of newly reported cases since yesterday is 1,159.
Virginia’s death total from the virus is at 19,430, 38 more than yesterday.
The total number of hospitalizations is 48,423, 78 more than yesterday.
NOTE: VDH only updates cases and testing dashboard Monday through Friday.
VDH reports as March 17: 6,970,445 people in Virginia have had at least one vaccine dose, which is 81.1% of the population. Also, 6,213,642 people have been fully vaccinated, which is 72.3% of Virginia’s population. Meanwhile, 2,856,406 have received a booster/third dose.
The department tracks the number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in people who are partially or fully vaccinated in a dashboard it updates weekly on Friday:
- As of March 5: For unvaccinated Virginians, the rate of infections per 100,000 is 11,528, 228.0 hospitalizations, and 96.51 deaths.
- As of March 5, there have been 173,681 breakthrough cases for fully-vaccinated Virginians, with 4,335 hospitalizations and 1,837 deaths.
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