Coronavirus update: Almost 1,000 new reported COVID-19 cases since Monday; 573 outbreaks


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Here’s the commonwealth’s latest data on the coronavirus pandemic for Monday, July 21, 2020:

The Virginia Department of Health reports 79, 371 cases of COVID-19, almost 1,000 new cases since Monday, with 76,427 confirmed cases and 2,944 probable.

Virginia’s COVID-19 death toll is at 2,048.

The Virginia Hospitals and Healthcare Association reports that more than 10,100 people hospitalized for coronavirus have since been discharged.

Virginia’s 7-day COVID-19 positivity rate stayed steady at 7.7 percent.

The number of coronavirus outbreaks in Virginia is 573.

GRTC reports first new COVID-19 cases in a month

GRTC announced Tuesday two more employees tested positive for COVID-19– the first new cases in more than five weeks.

This brings the number of GRTC employees who have tested positive for novel coronavirus up to 16.

GRTC said it held a free on-site testing event for employees on Friday, July 17, conducted by SecureHealth. The organization said they found out the results Monday afternoon and only two employees out of 78 tested positive.

The 15th employee to test positive was last on duty on July 20, and has seen been quarantined from GRTC with mild symptoms. The 16th employee was a contractor with GRTC who was last on duty on July 20, and remains in quarantine without symptoms.

COVID-19 in Virginia:

  • Charles City County: 45 cases, 3 death
  • Chesterfield County: 3,538 cases, 65 deaths
  • City of Colonial Heights: 167 cases, 20 deaths
  • City of Hopewell: 234 cases, 5 death
  • City of Petersburg: 371 cases, 9 deaths
  • City of Richmond: 2,623 cases, 35 deaths
  • Dinwiddie County: 169 cases, 2 deaths
  • Goochland County: 141 cases, 6 deaths
  • Hanover County: 532 cases, 30 deaths
  • Henrico County: 3,097 cases, 177 deaths
  • New Kent County: 94 cases, 1 death
  • Powhatan County: 105 cases, 3 deaths
Coronavirus Updates

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