Virginia sees 5,238 new coronavirus cases, now reporting 387,917 statewide

RICHMOND, Va. – As of January 8, Virginia is reporting 387,917 cases of the coronavirus across the commonwealth since March.

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

As of Friday, across Virginia, a total of 104,083 vaccines have been administered, according to VDH.

Friday’s total of 387,917 cases marks an increase from Thursday’s total of 382,679 cases.

As of Friday the Virginia Dept. of Health reports there have been 5,440,271 total testing encounters.

Here’s a breakdown of the 5,238 new cases of coronavirus:

  • 656 new cases in Fairfax County
  • 503 new cases in Virginia Beach
  • 226 new cases in Henrico County
  • 202 new cases in Prince William County
  • 145 new cases in Chesterfield County
  • 135 new cases in Richmond
  • 124 new cases in Loudoun County
  • 113 new cases in Arlington County
  • 103 new cases in Norfolk
  • 102 new cases in Bedford County
  • 95 new cases in Lynchburg
  • 90 new cases in Pittsylvania County
  • 80 new cases in Portsmouth, Newport News and Albemarle County
  • 74 new cases in Chesapeake
  • 70 new cases in Alexandria
  • 69 new cases in Richmond County
  • 66 new cases in Franklin County and Rockingham County
  • 65 new cases in Montgomery County
  • 64 new cases in Augusta County
  • 62 new cases in Roanoke County and Campbell County
  • 60 new cases in Stafford County and Suffolk
  • 59 new cases in Frederick County
  • 54 new cases in Danville
  • 49 new cases in Washington County
  • 44 new cases in Spotsylvania County
  • 43 new cases in Pulaski County
  • 41 new cases in Henry County and Harrisonburg
  • 40 new cases in Wise County
  • 39 new cases in Smyth County and Petersburg
  • 37 new cases in Halifax County and Lee County
  • 36 new cases in Culpeper County, Hopewell and Buckingham County
  • 35 new cases in Accomack County and Colonial Heights
  • 34 new cases in Charlottesville
  • 33 new cases in Hanover County
  • 29 new cases in Gloucester County
  • 28 new cases in Amherst County and York County
  • 27 new cases in Botetourt County and Staunton
  • 26 new cases in Shenandoah County
  • 25 new cases in Nottoway County
  • 24 new cases in Salem and Wythe County
  • 23 new cases in Giles County
  • 22 new cases in Fauquier County and Carroll County
  • 21 new cases in Southampton County, James City County, Roanoke, Radford and Louisa County
  • 20 new cases in Appomattox County, Martinsville and Mecklenburg County
  • 19 new cases in Manassas, Isle of Wight County, Fluvanna County and Greene County
  • 18 new cases in Waynesboro and Page County
  • 17 new cases in Winchester, Rockbridge County and Prince George County
  • 16 new cases in Orange County
  • 15 new cases in Prince Edward County
  • 14 new cases in Lunenburg County, Tazewell County and Scott County
  • 13 new cases in Sussex County
  • 12 new cases in Nelson County
  • 11 new cases in Powhatan County, Dinwiddie County and Buena Vista
  • 10 new cases in Westmoreland County, Poquoson, Grayson County, Goochland County and Norton
  • 9 new cases in King William County, Floyd County, Lancaster County and Manassas Park
  • 8 new cases in Patrick County, Warren County and Fairfax
  • 7 new cases in Hampton, Brunswick County, Bristol, Fredericksburg, Alleghany County, Covington, Essex County, Bland County and Greensville County
  • 6 new cases in Northampton County, New Kent County, Galax and Lexington
  • 5 new cases in King George County, Buchanan County and Madison County
  • 4 new cases in Russell County, Franklin, Falls Church and Emporia
  • 3 new cases in Charlotte County, Charles City County, Northumberland County and Rappahannock County
  • 2 new cases in Dickenson County, Mathews County, Cumberland County and Williamsburg
  • 1 new case in Amelia County, Caroline County, Clarke County, Middlesex County, Craig County, Highland County and Surry County
  • Bath County decreased by one case

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.

Gayle Gordon

As a college student, making an extra buck now and then was very important. I started as a part-time reporter since I was 19 yo, and I couldn’t believe it might become a long-time career. I'm happy to be part of the Virginian Tribune's team.

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