RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Here’s the latest on the coronavirus pandemic for May 21, 2020:
The Virginia Department of Health reported 34,137 cases of COVID-19 — 32,428 confirmed and 1,709 probable — Thursday. The death toll is now at 1,099.
Virginia Hospitals and Healthcare Association reported that more than 4,500 people with the virus have been released from the hospital. The VDH and VHHA do not report recoveries.
LOCAL COVID-19 CASES TO DATE
- Charles City County: 27 cases, 1 death
- Chesterfield County: 1,400 cases, 35 deaths
- City of Colonial Heights: 86 cases, 17 deaths
- City of Hopewell: 85 cases, 0 deaths
- City of Petersburg: 118 cases, 3 deaths
- City of Richmond: 1,202 cases, 22 deaths
- Goochland County: 95 cases, 6 deaths
- Hanover County: 320 cases, 24 deaths
- Henrico County: 1,687 cases, 133 deaths
- New Kent County: 36 cases, 1 death
- Powhatan County: 32 cases, 0 deaths
Lowered flags urged at 100,000 US virus deaths
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Democratic leaders are urging President Donald Trump to fly flags at half-staff on public buildings across the country when the U.S. coronavirus death toll reaches 100,000.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer made the request in a letter sent to Trump on Thursday. They say the gesture would “serve as a national expression of grief so needed by everyone in our country.”
There have been more than 93,000 COVID-19 deaths in the U.S., according to Johns Hopkins University.
The White House had no immediate response to the letter.
COVID-19 in Virginia
How many people have been tested for and diagnosed with coronavirus in your neighborhood? New data released by the Virginia Department of Health provides some answers to that question.
VDH recently released data that breaks down COVID-19 cases and testing numbers by zip code.