RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Here’s the latest update from the Virginia Department of Health for Friday, September 25.
According to the health department, Virginia now has 144,433 cases — 137,283 confirmed and 7,150 probable. This is an increase of 941 new reported cases since Thursday.
A total of 10,806 people have been hospitalized due to the virus and 3,136 people have reportedly died because of it.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, first lady Pamela Northam test positive for COVID-19
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and first lady Pamela Northam have tested positive for COVID-19, the governor’s office announced on Friday.
The governor and first lady were alerted Wednesday that an Executive Mansion staff member who works closely within their living quarters had tested positive for the virus after developing symptoms. The couple “received PCR nasal swab tests” on Thursday afternoon and both tests came back positive.
Upcoming testing locations
- Thursday, September 24 — Neighborhood Resource Center in Greater Fulton 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
- Tuesday, September 29 — Broad Rock Community Center 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
- Wednesday, September 30 — The Saint Paul’s Baptist Church North 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
- Friday, October 2 —Eastern Henrico Health Department 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
- Sept. 16, 23 and 30 — Beulah United Methodist Church 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
COVID-19 at local universities
As of Sept. 24, the college has reported:
- 39 active student cases and 5 active employee cases of COVID-19.
- 7 students are in isolation on campus.
- 18 students are in quarantine on campus.
As of Sept. 23, here is what the college has reported:
- 17 total cases and 2 active cases of COVID-19.
- The university said there were 25 people who tested positive before arriving on campus.
- 0.4 percent cumulative testing positivity rate
The university’s dashboard as of Sept. 25 shows that:
- 89 total (students and employees) active cases.
- 1,385 people have recovered from the virus since July.
- The overall positivity rate of the university’s health center’s test is 24.07%
- Read about one JMU student’s experience with COVID-19 here.
- Charles City County: 326 cases, 9 deaths
- Chesterfield County: 18,005 cases, 198 deaths
- City of Colonial Heights: 964 cases, 30 deaths
- City of Hopewell: 1,545 cases, 14 deaths
- City of Petersburg: 2,392 cases, 36 deaths
- City of Richmond: 12,109 cases, 119 deaths
- Dinwiddie County: 1,375 cases, 18 deaths
- Goochland County: 968 cases, 7 deaths
- Hanover County: 5,531 cases, 95 deaths
- Henrico County: 17,411 cases, 330 deaths
- New Kent County: 988 cases, 7 death
- Powhatan County: 1,220 cases, 7 deaths
- Colonial Heights Public Schools students and staff will return to in-person learning on Monday, Jan. 25, 2020.
- The Placer County Sheriff’s Office and Public Health reported Saturday that they are investigating the death of a man who received a COVID-19 vaccine.
- The Chesterfield Health District is working to establish a portal residents can use to register to get the COVID-19 vaccine after some confusion about a resource online.
- Over 22,500 people received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, the Virginia Department of Health reported.
- For some who survive COVID-19, beating the virus doesn't mean the end of the fight.
- Nearly a year to the day after the Chinese city of Wuhan went into lockdown to contain a virus that had already escaped, President Joe Biden began putting into effect a new war plan for fighting the outbreak in the U.S., Germany topped 50,000 deaths, and Britain closed in on 100,000.
- Some Richmond Public Schools employees will have to wait just a little bit longer for their COVID-19 vaccination. RPS released a statement on Friday saying the Virginia Department of Health is pushing back appointments due to a national vaccine shortage.
- A petition demanding vaccinations for Chesterfield teachers returning to county classrooms has nearly 4,000 signatures. It's the latest move inside the battle between some county parents and the school board.
- Health officials predict a 2-3 month wait for Phase 1b completion, COVID-19 vaccine demand outweighing supplyVirginia health officials are working to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine while managing high demand. The state received 300,000 requests in one week but only around a third of that supply is available.
- Mayor Levar Stoney and Dr. Anthony Fauci spoke about how the federal government can help localities fight the COVID-19 outbreak during the United States Conference of Mayors' 89th annual Winter Meeting on Friday.