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Virginia sees 5,227 new coronavirus cases, now reporting 488,553 statewide

There are now 6,228 deaths from the coronavirus in Virginia

That's an increase of 5,227 cases since yesterday

As of January 27, Virginia is reporting 488,553 cases of the coronavirus across the commonwealth since March.

[Where are Virginia’s coronavirus cases? The latest from the health department]

As of Wednesday, a total of 458,472 vaccines have been administered across Virginia, with 64,381 people being fully vaccinated, according to VDH.

Wednesday’s total of 488,553 cases marks an increase from Tuesday’s total of 483,326 cases.

Here’s a breakdown of the 5,227 new coronavirus cases reported in Virginia:

  • 533 new cases in Fairfax County
  • 347 new cases in Loudoun County
  • 281 new cases in Virginia Beach
  • 278 new cases in Prince William County
  • 216 new cases in Chesterfield County
  • 198 new cases in Henrico County
  • 185 new cases in Newport News
  • 132 new cases in Norfolk
  • 131 new cases in Chesapeake
  • 108 new cases in Richmond
  • 100 new cases in Frederick County
  • 97 new cases in Stafford County and Hampton
  • 79 new cases in Bedford County
  • 78 new cases in Roanoke and Roanoke County
  • 77 new cases in Suffolk
  • 74 new cases in Montgomery County
  • 73 new cases in Arlington County
  • 71 new cases in Danville
  • 67 new cases in James City County
  • 65 new cases in Lynchburg
  • 63 new cases in Portsmouth
  • 59 new cases in Spotsylvania County and Hopewell
  • 55 new cases in Shenandoah County
  • 54 new cases in Henry County
  • 52 new cases in Pittsylvania County
  • 51 new cases in York County and Fauquier County
  • 48 new cases in Campbell County
  • 46 new cases in Alexandria and Hanover County
  • 40 new cases in Salem
  • 38 new cases in Buckingham County
  • 37 new cases in Petersburg and Amherst County
  • 35 new cases in Franklin County, Prince Edward County and Mecklenburg County
  • 34 new cases in Rockingham County
  • 32 new cases in Albemarle County
  • 31 new cases in Washington County
  • 28 new cases in King George County, Buchanan County and Smyth County
  • 26 new cases in Prince George County
  • 25 new cases in Page County
  • 24 new cases in Pulaski County
  • 22 new cases in Caroline County, Fredericksburg and Powhatan County
  • 21 new cases in Wythe County, Manassas, Waynesboro, Botetourt County and Patrick County
  • 20 new cases in Harrisonburg, Gloucester County and Appomattox County
  • 19 new cases in Charlottesville
  • 18 new cases in Augusta County
  • 17 new cases in Brunswick County
  • 16 new cases in Isle of Wight County and Halifax County
  • 15 new cases in Greensville County, Martinsville, Orange County and Carroll County
  • 14 new cases in Colonial Heights
  • 13 new cases in Dinwiddie County, Louisa County, Sussex County, Rockbridge County and Buena Vista
  • 12 new cases in Culpeper County, Staunton, Clarke County and Charlotte County
  • 11 new cases in New Kent County, Nelson County, Greene County and Fairfax
  • 10 new cases in Poquoson, Warren County, Amelia County, Madison County, Lexington and Giles County
  • 9 new cases in Goochland County, Scott County, Falls Church and Wise County
  • 8 new cases in Lee County and Fluvanna County
  • 7 new cases in Grayson County, Lancaster County and King William County
  • 6 new cases in Franklin, Northumberland County, Dickenson County, Lunenburg County and Bristol
  • 5 new cases in Accomack County, Westmoreland County, Radford and Charles City County
  • 4 new cases in Russell County, Rappahannock County, Surry County and Galax
  • 3 new cases in Southampton County, Middlesex County, King and Queen County and Bland County
  • 2 new cases in Nottoway County, Northampton County, Floyd County and Covington
  • 1 new case in Cumberland County, Mathews County, Norton, Emporia and Highland County
  • Richmond County, Essex County, Craig County, Bath County and Williamsburg decreased by one case
  • Tazewell County decreased by two cases
  • Winchester decreased by five cases

As of Wednesday, the Virginia Dept. of Health reports there have been 6,323,165 total testing encounters.

The term “testing encounters” includes individuals who have been tested more than once due to their profession, high-risk status or need for a negative result to return to work. The health department started using this metric on May 1. To learn more, click here.

About the Author:

Samantha Smith joined WSLS 10’s award-winning digital team as a digital content producer in July 2018.