RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Here is the latest COVID-19 data from the Virginia Department of Health.
The total number of cases in the Commonwealth rose by 1,183 since yesterday, making the total 164,124.
Deaths reported since yesterday reached well above average today. There have been 20 new deaths reported, the 7-day moving average is 9.1. Overall deaths reported in Virginia have been decreasing since they peaked in mid-September.
A total of 11,780 people have been hospitalized due to the coronavirus pandemic. There are currently 1,002 patients in the hospital for COVID-19 treatment, 104 of those people are on a ventilator. In the Central Region, hospitalizations have remained fairly consistent. Today there are 227 COVID-19 hospital patients in the region.
In Virginia, COVID-19 cases are most common in the 20-29 age group with 34,045 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. The next most afflicted age group is 30-39 with 27,861 cases.
- Monday, October 19 and 26 — Cornerstone AG Church 4 to 5 p.m.
- Tuesday, October 20 and 27 — United Methodist Church 4 to 5 p.m.
- Thursday, October 15, 22 and 29 — Cornerstone AG Church, 4 to 5 p.m.
- Friday, October 16 — Beulah United Methodist Church 10 to 11 a.m.
- Saturday, October 17, 24 and 31 — Faith and Family Church 5 to 6 p.m.
- Saturday, October 31 — Southside Community Service Center 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Saturday, October 17 — Hugh Mercer Elementary, 2100 Cowan Blvd, Fredericksburg, Va, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
- Saturday, October 24— Lewis and Clark Elementary, 18101 Clark and York Blvd, Ruther Glen, Va, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
COVID-19 AT LOCAL UNIVERSITIES
As of Oct. 15, the college has reported:
- 23 active student cases and 3 active employee cases of COVID-19.
- 5 students are in isolation on campus.
- 15 students are in quarantine on campus.
As of Oct. 14, here is what the college has reported:
- 25 total cases and 3 active cases of COVID-19.
- The university said the monthly testing positivity rate is 1.1%
- 0.5% cumulative testing positivity rate.
The university’s dashboard as of Oct. 15 shows that:
- 41 total (students and employees) active cases.
- 1,533 people have recovered from the virus since July.
- Read about one JMU student’s experience with COVID-19 here.
- Charles City County: 408 cases, 12 deaths
- Chesterfield County: 23,757 cases, 353 deaths
- City of Colonial Heights: 1,381 cases, 45 deaths
- City of Hopewell: 2,131 cases, 54 deaths
- City of Petersburg: 3,200 cases, 63 deaths
- City of Richmond: 14,938 cases, 214 deaths
- Dinwiddie County: 1,823 cases, 33 deaths
- Goochland County: 1,219 cases, 17 deaths
- Hanover County: 6,755 cases, 137 deaths
- Henrico County: 21,571 cases, 531 deaths
- New Kent County: 1,255 cases, 12 death
- Powhatan County: 1,655 cases, 10 deaths
- The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) announced that a child in Central Virginia died from complications of a chronic health condition and COVID-19.
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- Over the next seven days, the Richmond Henrico Health District will be holding three mass vaccination events to vaccinate 12,000 local seniors.
- The main focus of the briefing was to talk about the rollout of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Within the next couple of days, Dr. Avula said Virginia would have received right around 69,000 doses of the vaccine. He said for the first couple of weeks, the vaccine will be prioritized for mass vaccination events.
- VDH is reporting the highest number of COVID-19 related deaths since the pandemic began last year. The state’s COVID-19 deaths increased by 383. The new state total is 9,326.