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Historic Triangle averaging 80 new COVID cases a day; 2,067 vaccine doses administered

New data from the Virginia Department of Health shows COVID-19 cases are rising in James City County. (WYDaily/Courtesy of the Virginia Department of Health)

The Virginia Department of Health is reporting a rise in COVID-19 cases statewide. 

As of Dec. 10, Virginia has been averaging 4,000 cases a day, according to Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam.

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Now the state is averaging 4,728 new cases a day as of Jan. 7.  

The Virginia Department of Health reports 4,463,786 Virginians have gotten tested for the virus, with a positivity rate of 16.8%, however, this data only shows those who have received the PCR test. 

As of Jan. 7, James City County is averaging 43 cases a day, with 54 new cases reported Thursday. 

York County is averaging 33 new cases a day, with 40 new cases reported on Thursday. 

Williamsburg reported three new cases Thursday, averaging 4 new cases a day. 


Historic Triangle

  • James City County: 2,196 total cases, 31 deaths.   
  • York County: 1,701 total cases, 13 deaths.
  • Williamsburg: 383 total cases, 8 deaths.  

Overall Total

  • Historic Triangle: 4,280 cases, 52 deaths  
  • Statewide: 382,679 cases, 5,275 deaths
  • Statewide Testing: 4.46 million PCR diagnostic tests (5.39 million when including antibody and antigen tests)  
  • Statewide Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C): 13 cases
York County recently reported 73 new cases on Jan. 3, well above the county’s daily average of 33 cases. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Virginia Department of Health)

Meanwhile, 20 to 29-year-olds are leading the age demographic in cases with 2,513 reported in the Peninsula Health District. 

However, those 60 years and older are more likely to be hospitalized from having the virus. The Peninsula Health District reports a total of 241 people have been hospitalized in that age bracket. 

The health department’s data show that as of Thursday, at least 135,863 Virginians had received the first doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, both of which require two doses to be fully effective.  

The first Virginians have received two doses of the vaccine, however, with that number standing at 3,891. 

A total of 2,067 vaccine doses have been administered in Williamsburg, James City and York Counties.


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