VIRGINIA (WRIC) — Here’s the latest on the coronavirus pandemic in Virginia for Tuesday, September 15, 2020.
Virginia has now reached 2,839 COVID-19 deaths. Our sister station in Norfolk, Virginia is reporting that the major increase of 96 new COVID-19 deaths statewide is due to a backlog of data.
Death reporting lags a day a COVID-19 patient actually died, meaning a majority of the deaths reported Tuesday happened well before. VDH acknowledged the backlog on its website Tuesday and said it “is working diligently to identify COVID-19 related deaths using vital record death certificate information.”
The state’s data on the virus continues to see an upward trend. Virginia now has a total of 135,514 cases of COVID-19 — that’s 943 more cases than yesterday.
The state’s positivity rate has decreased to 7.1 percent when compared to last week when the state’s rate was at 7.8 percent.
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COVID-19 at local universities
As of Sept. 15, the college has reported:
- 42 active student cases and 11 active employee cases of COVID-19.
- 9 students are in isolation on campus.
- 20 students are in quarantine on campus.
As of Sept. 14, here is what the college has reported:
- 15 total cases and 3 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. 14 shows that:
- 357 total (students and employees) active cases.
- 1,001 people have recovered from the virus since July.
- The overall positivity rate of the university’s health center’s test is 25.66%
- Read about one JMU student’s experience with COVID-19 here.
COVID-19 cases in Central Virginia
- 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.
- Coronavirus update: Virginia's positivity rate at 6.3%; Average of 52,455 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered dailyThe state's positivity rate is significantly lower than it was last month. It is now at 6.3%.
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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.