Virginia COVID Case chart 1.9.21

Virginia's seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases is now approaching 5,000 a day after a record high number of cases was reported Saturday. 

Virginia reported new single-day and seven-day records for new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, and hospitalizations for the virus hit another high.

The Virginia Department of Health also reported 69 new deaths related to COVID-19 on Saturday, the second-most ever, behind 96 on Sept. 15, when a backlog of death certificates were recorded.  Overall, the state has recorded 264 deaths over the past seven days, making it one of the deadliest weeks ever since the pandemic began. 

Four of the state's five health regions hit record highs for seven-day averages of new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, with the lone exception being Northern Virginia, which is just below its record high. 

The health department reported a record 5,798 new cases Saturday, nearly 400 more than the previous record set Wednesday.  That followed 5,328 cases on Friday, and the state's seven-day average stands at a new high of 4,994.3.  The average is up 19.8% in the past week and 31.4% in the past two weeks as the impacts of holiday gatherings continue to push case numbers higher.

In Northern Virginia, 1,305 new cases were reported Saturday, following 1,205 on Friday, and the region's seven-day average is at 1,073.7, just below its record high Dec. 12 of 1,124.4.   The other health regions of the state and their new record average highs are:

  • Eastern: 1,238
  • Southwest: 999.9
  • Northwest: 847.6
  • Central: 835.1

Meanwhile, the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association reported that a record 3,032 patients were being treated statewide for COVID-19 on Saturday.  In Northern Virginia, 635 patients are hospitalized for treatment of the virus, down slightly from earlier in the week and well below the region's peak of 818 on April 30.   

In addition, a record 2,065 patients are currently positive with the virus in the state's licensed nursing facilities, the association reported. 

Of the 69 new deaths reported Saturday, 10 were in Northern Virginia: eight in Fairfax County, which leads the state with 707 total deaths, and two in Prince William County.  The health department had reported 37 new deaths on Friday, including two in Fairfax, two in Alexandria and one in Arlington County. 

Northern Virginia data by locality (Jan. 9, 2021)

SOURCE: Virginia Department of Health

Locality Cases Hospitalizations Deaths
Alexandria 7,985 454 91
Arlington 9,847 671 185
Fairfax 48,456 3,066 707
Fairfax City 323 25 10
Falls Church 202 18 6
Loudoun 15,286 667 164
Manassas 3,077 148 29
Manassas Park 984 65 8
Prince William 28,065 1,255 264
Totals 114,225 6,369 1,464
County/City Cases Hospitalizations Deaths
Fredericksburg 1,135 67 11
Spotsylvania 5,331 222 71
Stafford 5,876 240 29
Fauquier 2,776 101 30
Culpeper 3,272 138 23

Average diagnostic test positivity rates have dropped slightly since mid-week as testing numbers return to higher levels following the holidays. However, they generally remain above the key level of 10% at which health officials believe not all cases are being captured.  

Seven-day average test positivity rates by health district (Jan. 9, 2021)

SOURCE: Virginia Department of Health

Health District Peak Low Current Trend
Alexandria 40.1% / April 23 3.2% / Oct. 18 11.5% Down
Arlington 42.8% / April 20 2.4% / June 26 10.0% Down
Fairfax 38.6% / April 22 3.3% / Oct. 16 13.8% Down
Loudoun 27.9% / April 28 4.0% / Sept. 30 & Oct. 3 17.4% Down
Prince William 36.7% / April 18 5.4% / Oct. 20 19.6% Down
Rappahannock 19.2% / Jan. 7 3.5% / July 3 18.7% Down
Statewide 20.6% / April 22 4.5% / Sept. 30, Oct. 1,2,12 & 13 16.7% Stable

The state is now administering an average of 12,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines per day, about half of Gov. Ralph Northam's short-term goal of 25,000 a day.  Through Friday, about 156,000 Virginians had received one dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, and about 11,000 were fully vaccinated with two doses, according to the health department's dashboard.  The state has distributed about 482,000 doses to date.  

Vaccinations in Northern Virginia's five health districts will move on to Tier 1B starting Monday, which includes front-line essential workers such as teachers and first-responders, as well as anyone over age 75.  


New Cases/Deaths

  • Northern Virginia: 1,305 new cases, 10 new deaths.   

  • Statewide: 5,798 new cases, 69 new deaths.

  • Statewide Testing: 37,958 PCR diagnostic test results.     

Overall Total

  • Northern Virginia: 114,225 cases, 1,464 deaths  

  • Statewide: 393,715 cases, 5,381 deaths

  • Statewide Testing: 4.54 million PCR diagnostic tests (5.49 million when including antibody and antigen tests)  

  • Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) cases: 13 

*Provided by Virginia Department of Health. The health department's COVID-19 data is updated each morning by 10 a.m. and includes reports by local health agencies before 5 p.m. the previous day.

Statewide Hospital and Nursing Home Data

  • Hospitalizations: 3,032 (up from 2,991 the previous day)

  • Peak Hospitalizations: 3,032 reached Jan. 9

  • Patients in ICU: 565 (up from 547 the previous day and the most ever)

  • Patients Discharged: 32,833 total

  • Nursing Home Patients: 2,065 (up from 2,016 the previous day and most since at least June 23) 

*Provided by Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association

For updated national and international COVID-19 data, visit the Johns Hopkins University coronavirus dashboard

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Every few weeks I visit this site, always surprised to read comments from no-mask, Science deniers.

Haven't heard from them lately. Wonder if any of them are on respirators in ICUs? Sincerely hope not--but it wouldn't be a surprise.

Stay safe, mask-up: it wasn't a "hoax" after all, was it?

Just ask families of deceased Herman Cain, Charlie Pride, or the 41 yr.-old GOP legislator from Louisiana who died from Covid-19 two weeks ago.


Nope, they have been commenting. A lot of people have been commenting.

But the mods have been disabling comments and/or removing comments when things get a bit contentious since the events against Congress that transpired on January 6th.


America has voted for Socialism/Marxism/Communism...all of the same animal. It is what it is....Totalitarianism and our Constitution is now just toilet paper it seems. Free speech is out the window and the others will follow.


More importantly, America has voted. And the process that is outlined in the Constitution will be respected.

And remember: it is free speech with regards to the government, not private entities. If this was a government-run website it would be a different story.

The problem with social media and commenting on forums like this one is that the user slowly dissolves their perception of what is normal and how to act, and then they forget that in the real world, their actions have consequences.


Thanks for update. From what I read here a few months ago, there may be good reason to edit out some comments. Lots of name-calling & juvenile stuff paroting Fox, et al. Anyway, it's social media, so it's gonna reflect all levels. And when it's anonymous, like 'parler', people write things they wouldn't say face-to-face. Spiteful social media is hurting the country overall, IMO, so I'm OK if f'book & twitter shut down accounts of people who post misleading info. It's a business decision.


It's fools like this who still don't get it. Yes, there's a virus and we all know it. But, shutting down the economy, closing schools, etc. like VA and CA have done have clearly not worked. Follow the science and look at the data. Northam has failed the state. Florida, on the other hand, has done well. People are distancing and wearing masks. Businesses remain open. Sporting events and schools go on. The result? Same as VA and CA. Blame Northam.


Sticks 'n stones, Brad.

As to "FL's done well," in what universe? Worst administered state in the Union.

My comment concerned Science deniers & masks.

You jumping to 4th grade name-calling & blaming a Medical Doctor who's also the Governor just sounds desperate & lost.

Anyway bro', wear a mask when you go out, even if the magafolks tease you.


Ignorance and fools have no limit , I see---.-childish of you ,stix N stoned!!


Now, apply the lockdown motif to other countries where it worked.

The main reason why it is not working in America is because a portion of the population will not adhere to guidelines set forth by medical professionals and believe shamans on the internet while huffing essential oils and rubbing crystal chakras on their body.

We failed the marshmallow test because we, as a country, are all Veruca Salt.


There are already strains of Covid out there, most apparently can be avoided it seems but this Sunday AM reports from Brazil have a strain that the Pfizer vaccine does NOT work on.The virus, like any other will mutate and we can't stop living because of it. Open the economy.Stay or get HEALTHY, stay hydrated for your mucus membrane,keep GOOD HYGIENE habbits and if you get it ..should be mild!! Anyway ,older people are susceptible to most anything and those in rehab/retirement homes are MOST susceptible.If you have issues with your organs...STAY away from other people!! It is what it is !! Stay healthy and don't become a target for this virus if you can do otherwise.The virus in some form is here to stay like the FLU!!


A mask(cloth or paper) is not going to stop the virus unless you use #95 or better.Besides,if you live with a number of others or have poor health,poor hygiene and other issues you are asking for trouble anyway! The virus is looking for a way in to your body and low VitD, poor general health and low hydration are a big invitation on a good day!!


Just stop.

It is a combination of staying away from people, the use of masks, and practicing proper hygiene.

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They have been banning accounts now. You don't have to worry anymore about hearing opposing view points anymore.

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