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Posted on: January 21, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Jan. 21 4 p.m. – COVID-19 Update

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Beginning today and continuing Monday-Friday, we will send out a 4 p.m. update on COVID-19 vaccinations and related news. To register to receive news releases to your email inbox, please send an email to or text 757-272-3337. Staff will enter the email into the system and you will receive a confirmation email. It is important that you click the link in the confirmation email to complete the registration.

BY THE NUMBERS as of 10 a.m., Jan. 21
Current 7-Day Positivity Rate PCR Only
State: 13.2%
Peninsula Health District: 16.2%
James City County: 14.9%

Statewide Cases, Hospitalizations and Deaths 
Cases: 459,604 (increase of 4,013 over previous day)
Hospitalizations: 20,405 (increase of 174 over previous day)
Deaths: 5,940 (increase of 79 over previous day)

James City County Cases, Hospitalizations and Deaths 
Cases: 2,960 (increase of 72 over previous day)
Hospitalizations: 108 (no change)
Deaths: 36 (no change)

Vaccine doses administered: 354,243
People fully vaccinated: 45,074

James City County 
Vaccine doses administered: 3,541
People fully vaccinated: 244

Did you know you can use CDC’s COVID Data Tracker to see the number of predicted COVID-19 cases and deaths for your area? Use data to help make decisions to protect yourself, your family, and your community. See the COVID Data Tracker Forecasting tool:

Who should get tested for COVID-19? 

  • People who have symptoms of COVID-19
  • People who have had close contact with someone with COVID-19  
  • People who have taken part in activities that put them at higher risk for COVID-19 because they cannot physically distance as needed, such as travel, attending large social or mass gatherings, or being in crowded indoor settings, and
  • People who have been asked or referred to get testing by their healthcare provider or the health department.
  • If you have symptoms, use Virginia’s COVIDCHECK to help make decisions on when to seek testing and appropriate medical care. Call 9-1-1 or seek emergency medical care immediately if you are having trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, or bluish lips or face.

 Testing Site Map:

COVIDWISE is Virginia’s official exposure notifications app that lets you know if you’ve likely been exposed to another COVIDWISE user with a positive COVID-19 test result.

  • COVIDWISE is free to download on your smartphone and designed to completely protect your privacy.
  • The more Virginians that use COVIDWISE, the better you can be informed of potential exposure, which helps reduce your risk while protecting your family, friends and community. 
  • COVIDWISE is now connected to the National Key Server, which lets COVIDWISE anonymously share data with exposure notifications apps from other states.

Visit for more information.

If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others:
- Call 911
- Visit the Disaster Distress Helpline, call 1-800-985-5990, or text TalkWithUs to 66746
- Visit the National Domestic Violence Hotline or call 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224

- Virginia Department of Health (VDH):, Phone: 1-877-ASK-VDH3
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
- FEMA Rumor Control:

Media Contact:
Renee Dallman, Public Information Officer


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