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Vaccinations hit 70 percent in Virginia

As active cases continue to decline, Virginia reached a COVID-19 milestone this week.

Gov. Ralph Northam announced Monday that 70 percent of adults in Virginia have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. According to the governor, Virginia is the 16th state to reach the goal that had been set by President Joe Biden for July 4.

“Virginia has reached a significant milestone in the fight against COVID-19,” said Northam. “Thanks to the millions of Virginians who have rolled up their sleeves to get vaccinated, the virus is in retreat, our economy is growing, and we are closer to putting this pandemic behind us.

“A statewide effort has brought us to this point, with strong partnerships in our communities, health systems, the private sector, and across all levels of government. Even as we celebrate this tremendous achievement, we will continue working together to vaccinate everyone who is eligible so our commonwealth can keep moving forward,” he said.

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