RICHMOND Va. (WRIC) — Here is the latest COVID-19 data from the Virginia Department of Health.
The total number of cases in the Commonwealth rose by 1,114 since yesterday, making the total 165,238
Deaths reported since yesterday reached well above average today. There have been 14 new deaths reported, the current 7-day moving average is 4.9 percent. Overall deaths reported in Virginia have been decreasing since they peaked in mid-September.
The VDH reported total of 11,831 people have been hospitalized due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to the VHHA, there are currently 993 patients in the hospital for COVID-19 treatment, 100 of those people are on a ventilator. In the Central Region, hospitalizations have remained fairly consistent.
In Virginia, COVID-19 cases are most common in the 20-29 age group with 34,252 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. The next most afflicted age group is 30-39 with 28,015 cases.
- Monday, October 19 and 26 — Cornerstone AG Church 4 to 5 p.m.
- Tuesday, October 20 and 27 — United Methodist Church 4 to 5 p.m.
- Thursday, October 22 and 29 — Cornerstone AG Church, 4 to 5 p.m.
- Saturday, October 17, 24 and 31 — Faith and Family Church 5 to 6 p.m.
- Saturday, October 31 — Southside Community Service Center 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Saturday, October 17 — Hugh Mercer Elementary, 2100 Cowan Blvd, Fredericksburg, Va, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
- Saturday, October 24— Lewis and Clark Elementary, 18101 Clark and York Blvd, Ruther Glen, Va, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Dinwiddie county sees its highest increase in cases since the pandemic began
DINWIDDIE COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Dinwiddie County reported its largest increases of coronavirus cases since it began documenting cases in April
The county posted on Facebook that it had seen an increase in 40 cases of COVID-19 in a week. Of those cases, six were attributed to a congregate care setting, and 34 were categorized as community spread.
COVID-19 AT LOCAL UNIVERSITIES
As of Oct. 16, the college has reported:
- 23 active student cases and 3 active employee cases of COVID-19.
- 6 students are in isolation on campus.
- 8 students are in quarantine on campus.
As of Oct. 16, here is what the college has reported:
- 25 total cases and 3 active cases of COVID-19.
- The university said the monthly testing positivity rate is 1.1%
- 0.5% cumulative testing positivity rate.
The university’s dashboard as of Oct. 16 shows that:
- 41 total (students and employees) active cases.
- 1,533 people have recovered from the virus since July.
- Read about one JMU student’s experience with COVID-19 here.
Local cases of COVID-19
- Charles City County: 95 cases, 5 death
- Chesterfield County: 6,662 cases, 99 deaths
- City of Colonial Heights: 283 cases, 26 deaths
- City of Hopewell: 477 cases, 7 deaths
- City of Richmond: 5,057 cases, 63 deaths
- Dinwiddie County: 473 cases, 12 deaths
- Goochland County: 306 cases, 7 deaths
- Hanover County: 1,521 cases, 40 deaths
- Henrico County: 5,938 cases, 222 deaths
- New Kent County: 262 cases, 3 death
- Powhatan County: 278 cases, 5 deaths
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