Coronavirus update: 1,013 new cases statewide; Cases at VCU surpass 100


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Here’s the latest on coronavirus cases in Virginia for Friday, August 28.

The Virginia Department of Health reported this morning 1,013 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the state total to 117,592. The death toll continues to increase, the total deaths are now at 2,550.

The state’s positivity is slowly starting to increase. Yesterday the rate was at 6.5 percent. Today it is 6.8 percent.

COVID-19 at local universities

Virginia Commonwealth University

As of Aug. 28, the college has reported:

108 active student cases and 8 active employee cases of COVID-19.
69 students are in isolation on campus
100 students are in quarantine on campus

University of Richmond

As of Aug. 25, here is what the college has reported:

9 total cases and 3 active cases of COVID-19.
The university said there were 25 people who tested positive before arriving on campus
0.2 percent testing positivity rate in August.

Local cases of COVID-19

  • Charles City County: 137 cases, 5 death
  • Chesterfield County: 8,942 cases, 128 deaths
  • City of Colonial Heights: 397 cases, 26 deaths
  • City of Hopewell: 603 cases, 9 deaths
  • City of Richmond: 6,491 cases, 81 deaths
  • Dinwiddie County: 650 cases, 13 deaths
  • Goochland County: 420 cases, 7 deaths
  • Hanover County: 2,312 cases, 52 deaths
  • Henrico County: 8,047 cases, 244 deaths
  • New Kent County: 372 cases, 4 death
  • Powhatan County: 437 cases, 6 deaths
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