RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — COVID-19 cases in Virginia are quickly increasing, with over 1,000 cases a day, every day, since late October.
The Virginia Department of Health is reporting that the state has 201,960 total COVID-19 cases — 183,454 confirmed and 18,506 probable. This is a jump of 1,161 new cases since Saturday.
In addition, 13,504 people have been hospitalized with the virus and 3,800 people have died from it.
The state’s positivity rate rose to 7 percent on Sunday, the highest it has been since September.
- Tuesdays, November 17 and 24 — Walmsley UMC, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- Saturday, November 21 — Chesterfield Health Department Smith-Wagner Building Multi-Purpose Room, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
- Thursday, November 19 — Faith and Family Center, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- Fridays, November 20 — Second Baptist Church, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
- Mondays, November 16, 23, and 30 — Second Baptist Church, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
- Wednesday, November 18 — St. Augustine Catholic Church, 11 a.m.
- Wednesday, November 18 — Petersburg Public Library, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
COVID-19 AT LOCAL UNIVERSITIES
As of Nov. 12, the college has reported:
- 30 active student cases and 10 active employee cases of COVID-19.
- 6 student is in isolation on campus.
- 21 students are in quarantine on campus.
As of Nov. 11, here is what the college has reported:
- 53 total cases and 13 active cases of COVID-19.
- The university said the monthly testing positivity rate for October is 1.2%
The university’s dashboard as of Nov. 11, shows that:
- 25 total (students and employees) active cases.
- 1,603 people have recovered from the virus since July.
- Read about one JMU student’s experience with COVID-19 here.
LOCAL COVID-19 CASES
- Charles City County: 117 cases, 5 death
- Chesterfield County: 8,047 cases, 121 deaths
- City of Colonial Heights: 352 cases, 26 deaths
- City of Hopewell: 560cases, 8 deaths
- City of Richmond: 5,963 cases, 78 deaths
- Dinwiddie County: 593 cases, 12 deaths
- Goochland County: 368 cases, 7 deaths
- Hanover County: 1,969 cases, 48 deaths
- Henrico County: 7,200 cases, 243 deaths
- New Kent County: 330 cases, 4 death
- Powhatan County: 357 cases, 6 deaths
- As Hopewell continues to vaccinate the community, there will be an event in the city for residents 16 and up to get the Pfizer vaccine this morning.
- RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Union Presbyterian Seminary will require all students, faculty, staff and visitors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 when it reopens its campuses this fall.
- Oregon health officials said Thursday that federal officials are investigating the death of a woman in her 50s who developed a rare blood clot and low platelets within two weeks of receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine against COVID-19.
- GRTC announced on Thursday that a contractor tested positive for COVID-19, making this the transit authority's 71st case of the virus.
- Are side effects to a COVID-19 vaccine something to celebrate? Nurse Manager for Richmond and Henrico's health district, Amy Popovich, says they usually are.
- A small population of people are allergic to the ingredients in the three available COVID-19 vaccines, but according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, an ongoing study seeks to weigh the costs and benefits of the vaccine for those with allergies.
- Virginia will considerably ease restrictions on crowd-size limits for sporting events, entertainment venues and gatherings starting on May 15, Gov. Ralph Northam announced in a video Thursday. Starting then, restaurants will also be allowed to stay open and sell alcohol past midnight again.
- People who contract COVID-19 during pregnancy have an increased chance of prenatal complications, according to a new study.
- Richmond and Henrico Health District (RHHD) officials said during their weekly briefing that the Richmond Raceway will have an event targeted for immigrants, refugees and other minority communities on Sunday April 25.
- Here’s the latest coronavirus update from the Virginia Department of Health for Wednesday, April 22: The Virginia Department of Health reported 1,373 new cases, which includes those who tested positive and people with known exposure to COVID-19. In total, Virginia has reported 650,981 COVID-19 cases and 10,653 deaths.