COVID-19 roundup: Here’s what you missed this week

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CVS Pharmacy administers COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, Jan. 28 in Fall River, Mass. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Scott Eisen, CVS Health via AP Images)
CVS Pharmacy administers COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, Jan. 28 in Fall River, Mass. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Scott Eisen, CVS Health via AP Images)

After weeks of news about spikes in COVID-19 cases, the focus has now moved to getting the vaccines into arms. With so much happening so quickly, here is a roundup of coronavirus-related news affecting the Historic Triangle.  

CVS Health to administer COVID-19 vaccines

CVS Health announced this week it will begin to administer COVID-19 vaccines to eligible populations beginning Thursday, Feb. 11 at 36 CVS Pharmacy locations across Virginia as part of an 11-state vaccine rollout.

“One of our greatest strengths as a company is our presence in communities across the country, which makes us an ideal partner for administering vaccines in a safe, convenient, and familiar manner,” said Karen S. Lynch, president and chief executive officer, CVS Health. “We continue to be grateful for the commitment of our frontline colleagues whose dedication has allowed us to deliver care and peace of mind throughout the pandemic.”

CVS Health plans to administer up to 26,000 total doses across Virginia via the federal pharmacy partnership program. CVS plans to expand to more locations and offer additional appointments, subject to vaccine availability. 

Currently, vaccinations are only available at select participating locations. Appointments are required.

Appointments will become available for booking as early as Feb. 9 as stores receive the vaccine.

Here are some recent COVID-19 topics you may have missed:

Government restrictions/closures

COVID-19 vaccine updates

The latest numbers for the Peninsula Health District, including the Historic Triangle, are below, courtesy of the Virginia Department of Health’s COVID-19 Dashboard:

Here are the latest positive coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the Historic Triangle as of Thursday, Feb. 4. Information courtesy of the Virginia Department of Health. (WYDaily/ Screenshot courtesy of VDH)
Here are the latest positive coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the Historic Triangle as of Thursday, Feb. 4. Information courtesy of the Virginia Department of Health. (WYDaily/ Screenshot courtesy of VDH)

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