Coronavirus update: 69 new cases of COVID-19 in Henrico; Virginia’s testing positivity rate rises to 7.4%

Coronavirus

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Here’s the latest on coronavirus cases in Virginia for Sunday, August 30.

The Virginia Department of Health reported this morning 938 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the state total to 119,747. The death toll continues to increase, the total deaths are now at 2,569.

The state’s positivity had a sharp increase overnight. Yesterday the rate was at 6.9 percent. Today it is 7.4 percent.

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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.

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Local cases of COVID-19

The largest increase of cases in Central Virginia was Henrico County, which reported 69 new cases since Saturday.

  • Charles City County: 70 cases, 5 death
  • Chesterfield County: 5,027 cases, 82 deaths
  • City of Colonial Heights: 219 cases, 22 deaths
  • City of Hopewell: 348 cases, 4 deaths
  • City of Richmond: 3,879 cases, 47 deaths
  • Dinwiddie County: 286 cases, 8 deaths
  • Goochland County: 219 cases, 7 deaths
  • Hanover County: 787 cases, 35 deaths
  • Henrico County: 4,579 cases, 192 deaths
  • New Kent County: 150 cases, 1 death
  • Powhatan County: 187 cases, 4 deaths
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