Coronavirus update: COVID-19 cases in Central Virginia continue to rise; state positivity rate at 7.3

Virus Outbreak Virginia

Bristol Virginia Health Department nurses Shawn Profitt, left, and Carrie Long log samples during COVID-19 drive-thru testing Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Bristol, Va. (David Crigger/Bristol Herald Courier via AP)

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Here’s the latest on COVID-19 in the Commonwealth.

Virginia’s positivity rate continues to hold steady at 7.3 percent. Virginia is reporting 103,622 cases of coronavirus, health officials said Thursday. That is 1,101 more than yesterday.

8,592 Virginians are currently hospitalized and there have been a total of 2,363 state-confirmed deaths so far related to COVID-19.


Tuesday, August 18 – Diversity Richmond (Richmond)

Address: 1407 Sherwood Ave, Richmond, VA 23220

Time: 4:00 PM-6:00 PM

Thursday, August 20 – Fairfield Middle School (Henrico)

Address: 5121 Nine Mile Rd, Richmond, VA 23223

Time: 9:00 AM-11:00 AM 

Rain or shine

Saturday, August 22 – Richmond Ephesus Seventh-day Adventist Church (Richmond)

Address: 3700 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23224

Time: 9:00 AM-11:00 AM

Rain or shine 

Make an appointment to any of these COVID-19 testing locations by calling the Richmond & Henrico COVID-19 hotline at 804-205-3501, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.

  • Charles City County: 84 cases, 5 death
  • Chesterfield County: 5,916 cases, 94 deaths
  • City of Colonial Heights: 253 cases, 25 deaths
  • City of Hopewell: 390 cases, 7 deaths
  • City of Richmond: 4,595 cases, 61 deaths
  • Dinwiddie County: 376 cases, 11 deaths
  • Goochland County: 266 cases, 7 deaths
  • Hanover County: 1,286 cases, 37 deaths
  • Henrico County: 5,399 cases, 211 deaths
  • New Kent County: 188 cases, 3 death
  • Powhatan County: 219 cases, 5 deaths
Coronavirus Updates

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