Virginia sees 2,304 new coronavirus cases, now reporting 557,896 statewide

There are now 7,090 deaths from the coronavirus in Virginia

That's an increase of 1,770 cases since yesterday

As of February 18, Virginia is reporting 557,896 cases of the coronavirus across the commonwealth since March 2020.

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

As of Thursday, a total of 1,471,242 vaccines have been administered across Virginia, with 393,306 people being fully vaccinated, according to VDH.

Here’s a breakdown of the 2,304 new cases:

  • 213 new cases in Fairfax County
  • 135 new cases in Albemarle County
  • 130 new cases in Virginia Beach
  • 121 new cases in Prince William County
  • 114 new cases in Chesapeake
  • 100 new cases in Henrico County
  • 99 new cases in Charlottesville
  • 91 new cases in Montgomery County
  • 78 new cases in Norfolk
  • 77 new cases in Richmond
  • 65 new cases in Chesterfield County
  • 54 new cases in Loudoun County
  • 51 new cases in Portsmouth
  • 45 new cases in Roanoke County
  • 43 new cases in Suffolk
  • 42 new cases in Arlington County and Hampton
  • 38 new cases in Stafford County
  • 36 new cases in Alexandria
  • 32 new cases in Spotsylvania County and Lynchburg
  • 31 new cases in Newport News
  • 23 new cases in Hanover County and Botetourt County
  • 22 new cases in Isle of Wight County
  • 20 new cases in Frederick County and Petersburg
  • 19 new cases in Bedford County
  • 17 new cases in Hopewell and Augusta County
  • 16 new cases in Rockingham County and Russell County
  • 15 new cases in Buchanan County and Staunton
  • 14 new cases in Campbell County, Halifax County and Gloucester County
  • 13 new cases in Danville and Pittsylvania County
  • 12 new cases in Lexington and Harrisonburg
  • 11 new cases in Shenandoah County, Dinwiddie County, Franklin County and Mecklenburg County
  • 10 new cases in Henry County, Waynesboro and Amherst County
  • 9 new cases in James City County, Accomack County, Salem, Greene County and Goochland County
  • 8 new cases in Powhatan County, Warren County, New Kent County, Carroll County, Culpeper County, Page County, Northampton County and Prince Edward County
  • 7 new cases in Fluvanna County, King William County, Rockbridge County, Orange County and Scott County
  • 6 new cases in York County, Southampton County, Mathews County and Middlesex County
  • 5 new cases in Radford, Manassas, Fairfax and Caroline County
  • 4 new cases in Covington, Prince George County, Lancaster County, Westmoreland County, Buckingham County, Nottoway County and Brunswick County
  • 3 new cases in Fauquier County, Appomattox County, Clarke County, Poquoson, King George County, Wise County, Cumberland County, Giles County, Floyd County, Louisa County, Colonial Heights and Grayson County
  • 2 new cases in Wythe County, Charlotte County, Charles City County, Manassas Park, Falls Church, Essex County, Amelia County, Nelson County, Buena Vista, Surry County, Dickenson County and Lunenburg County
  • One new case in Pulaski County, Patrick County, Tazewell County, Sussex County, Greensville County, Northumberland County, Bristol, Emporia, Lee County, Craig County and Martinsville
  • One fewer case in Fredericksburg, Smyth County, Madison County, Galax and Alleghany County
  • Three fewer cases in Washington County and Bath County
  • Four fewer cases in Williamsburg and Rappahannock
  • Nine fewer cases in Richmond County
  • 27 fewer cases in Roanoke

As of Thursday, the Virginia Dept. of Health reports there have been 7,169,971 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.

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