Coronavirus Updates: 2,637 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Virginia, 13 in state correctional facilities, and 3 new deaths at Canterbury Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The Virginia Health Department announced there are 2,637 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

This is an increase of 230 new cases since Saturday and 625 since Friday. The VDH added as of Sunday morning, 431 people have been hospitalized as a result of the virus and 51 deaths.

Yesterday, they said 52 people had died because of COVID-19. A spokesperson from the organization said one of the coronavirus patient’s deaths reported was unrelated to the disease, hence the amended numbers.

Latest coronavirus headlines:

3 new COVID-19 deaths at Canterbury Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center bringing the death toll to 20

Canterbury Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center announced that it has had 3 new deaths as a result of the coronavirus in the last 48 hours, bringing the death toll at the facility up to 20 people.

They said 93 residents had tested positive for the coronavirus, and 35 tested negative. These new numbers come after the center announced they were testing all patients.

However, Canterbury said 25 staff members have tested positive for the virus so far, but there are still tests pending.

13 confirmed cases of inmates with the coronavirus in Virginia state facilities

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The Virginia Department of Corrections announced Saturday there are now 13 confirmed cases of inmates with COVID-19 in its correctional facilities and five of officers with the virus.

Here’s the breakdown:

  • Central Virginia Correctional Unit #13: 6 inmates
  • Indian Creek Correctional Center: 1 officer
  • Stat Farm Correctional Center: 1 officer
  • Virginia Correctional Center for Women: 6 inmates, 2 officers
  • Probation & Patrol Easter Region: 1 officer
  • Community Hospital Patients: 1 inmate

It’s website said the Virginia DOC is screening all inmates who meet the criteria for COVID-19 testing. They are also screening offenders who finish their sentences for the coronavirus the day of their release.

York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office Courthouse Deputy tests positive for COVID-19

The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office announced Sunday that a Courthouse Deputy tested positive for COVID-19.

The office said the officer left work on March 25, and has not returned since then. He was given a test on March 26, and the positive results were received yesterday.

They said the deputy did not need to be hospitalized but self-quarantined at home and has made a full recovery. He will remain quarantined for another four days and not return to work until he gets clearance from a medical professional.

They said two other courthouse deputies and one civilian courthouse employee who have similar symptoms are also self-quarantining at home.

Seven residents, one employee test positive at The Virginia Home in Richmond

RICHMOND, Va (WRIC) — Seven residents and one employee at the Virginia Home in Richmond tested positive for COVID–19, according to CEO Robert Crouse.

One resident who tested positive is hospitalized, six are being cared for at the facility in and the employee who tested positive is at home, according to Crouse. He added “numerous” other residents and employees have been tested and await results.

“Results come to us sporadically.  We’ve had no residents return a positive result since last Tuesday,” Crouse said in an email.

The confirmation to 8News Saturday of positive test results comes after the sister of a resident told 8News they received an email from Crouse on April 2, notifying that the coronavirus reached the residence for people with physical disabilities.


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