Coronavirus update: Small backlog leads to highest number of COVID-19 cases reported in Virginia since pandemic started

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Here’s the latest from the Virginia Department of Health.

Virginia cases are up by 2,677 bringing the state total to 204,637. The daily case count for Monday is the highest its ever been since the pandemic started.

According to VDH, The 2,677 case count reported today is due to a catch-up from their data system being temporarily down for upgrades over the weekend. Cases on Sunday were still over 1,100 and the 7-day moving average is 1,594, the highest its been all year.

The current 7-day positivity rate is 7.3 percent — over the last couple of weeks, this rate has been steadily increasing.

3,806 Virginians have died from COVID-19.

The state has had 1,417 COVID-19 outbreaks resulting in over 30,000 cases.

TESTING LOCATIONS

RICHMOND

  • Tuesdays, November 17 and 24 — Walmsley UMC, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

CHESTERFIELD

  • Saturday, November 21 — Chesterfield Health Department Smith-Wagner Building Multi-Purpose Room, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  
  • Thursday, November 19 — Faith and Family Center, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • Fridays, November 20 — Second Baptist Church, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.  
  • Mondays, November 16, 23, and 30 — Second Baptist Church, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, November 18 — St. Augustine Catholic Church, 11 a.m.  

PETERSBURG

  • Wednesday, November 18 — Petersburg Public Library, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

LOCAL CASES

Local cases

  • Charles City County: 501 cases, 16 deaths
  • Chesterfield County: 27,825 cases, 431 deaths
  • City of Colonial Heights: 1,708 cases, 61 deaths
  • City of Hopewell: 2,593 cases, 75 deaths
  • City of Petersburg: 3,879 cases, 86 deaths
  • City of Richmond: 17,011 cases, 266 deaths
  • Dinwiddie County: 2,126 cases, 44 deaths
  • Goochland County: 1,451 cases, 23 deaths
  • Hanover County: 8,139 cases, 158 deaths
  • Henrico County: 25,367 cases, 612 deaths
  • New Kent County: 1,499 cases, 18 deaths
  • Powhatan County: 1,911 cases, 17 deaths

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