Coronavirus update: Almost 3,000 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia; 7 day testing average on a downward trend

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Here’s the latest update from the Virginia Department of Health for Friday, September 19.

According to the health department, Virginia now has 139,655 cases — 132,966 confirmed and 6,689 probable. This is an increase of 953 new reported cases since Friday. A total of 10,562 people have been hospitalized due to the virus and 2,990 people have died

The current 7-day positivity rate across all health districts in the state is 6.2 percent — four percent lower than Friday and seven percent lower since last Saturday.

Upcoming testing locations

Richmond

  • Tuesday, September 22 — Neighborhood Resource Center in Greater Fulton 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday, September 24 — Neighborhood Resource Center in Greater Fulton 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Call the COVID-19 hotline to register: (804) 205-3501

Chesterfield

Beulah United Methodist Church

  • 6930 Hopkins Road
  • 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sept. 16, 23 and 30

Walmsley Boulevard United Methodist Church

  • 2950 Walmsley Blvd.
  • 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sept. 15, 17, 22 and 29

Cornerstone Church

  • 10551 Chalkley Road
  • 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Sept. 17 and 24
  • 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sept. 21 and 28

COVID-19 at local universities

Virginia Commonwealth University

As of Sept. 18, the college has reported:

  • 41 active student cases and 8 active employee cases of COVID-19.
  • 9 students are in isolation on campus.
  • 17 students are in quarantine on campus.

University of Richmond

As of Sept. 18, here is what the college has reported:

  • 15 total cases and 0 active cases of COVID-19.
  • The university said there were 25 people who tested positive before arriving on campus.
  • 0.3 percent cumulative testing positivity rate

James Madison University

The university’s dashboard as of Sept. 18 shows that:

  • 261 total (students and employees) active cases.
  • 1,140 people have recovered from the virus since July.
  • The overall positivity rate of the university’s health center’s test is 24.62%
  • Read about one JMU student’s experience with COVID-19 here.

COVID-19 Cases in Central Virginia

  • Charles City County: 82 cases, 5 death
  • Chesterfield County: 5,724 cases, 90 deaths
  • City of Colonial Heights: 242 cases, 24 deaths
  • City of Hopewell: 381 cases, 7 deaths
  • City of Richmond: 4,468 cases, 55 deaths
  • Dinwiddie County: 362 cases, 10 deaths
  • Goochland County: 255 cases, 7 deaths
  • Hanover County: 1,212 cases, 36 deaths
  • Henrico County: 5,224 cases, 208 deaths
  • New Kent County: 180 cases, 2 death
  • Powhatan County: 210 cases, 5 deaths

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