Coronavirus update: 29 new coronavirus deaths reported statewide in the last 24 hours

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VIRGINIA (WRIC) — Here’s the latest coronavirus data following an update from the Virginia Department of Health.

The health department reported this morning that Virginia’s positivity rate is at 5.5 percent, the lowest it has been since they started tracking the virus.

According to the health department, Virginia now has 142,590 cases — 135,626 confirmed and 6,964 probable. This is an increase of 580 new reported cases since yesterday. A total of 10,718 people have been hospitalized due to the virus and 3,089 people have reportedly died because of it.

Upcoming testing locations

Richmond

  • Thursday, September 24 — Neighborhood Resource Center in Greater Fulton 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Call the COVID-19 hotline to register: (804) 205-350

Chesterfield

Beulah United Methodist Church

  • 6930 Hopkins Road
  • 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sept. 16, 23 and 30

COVID-19 at local universities

Virginia Commonwealth University

As of Sept. 23, the college has reported:

  • 40 active student cases and 6 active employee cases of COVID-19.
  • 10 students are in isolation on campus.
  • 22 students are in quarantine on campus.

University of Richmond

As of Sept. 21, here is what the college has reported:

  • 15 total cases and 0 active cases of COVID-19.
  • The university said there were 25 people who tested positive before arriving on campus.
  • 0.3 percent cumulative testing positivity rate

James Madison University

The university’s dashboard as of Sept. 22 shows that:

  • 95 total (students and employees) active cases.
  • 1,356 people have recovered from the virus since July.
  • The overall positivity rate of the university’s health center’s test is 24.44%
  • Read about one JMU student’s experience with COVID-19 here.

COVID-19 in Central Virginia

  • Charles City County: 83 cases, 5 death
  • Chesterfield County: 5,851 cases, 94 deaths
  • City of Colonial Heights: 250 cases, 25 deaths
  • City of Hopewell: 387 cases, 7 deaths
  • City of Richmond: 4,551 cases, 60 deaths
  • Dinwiddie County: 373 cases, 11 deaths
  • Goochland County: 260 cases, 7 deaths
  • Hanover County: 1,248 cases, 36 deaths
  • Henrico County: 5,331 cases, 211 deaths
  • New Kent County: 183 cases, 2 death
  • Powhatan County: 219 cases, 5 deaths
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