RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Virginia saw an increase of 1,157 new reported cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. The state has now reported more than 1,000 new cases of the virus every day for the past three weeks.
According to the Virginia Department of Health, 185,836people have coronavirus — 171,426 confirmed and 14,410 probable. VDH reports there have been 3,677 confirmed coronavirus-related deaths across the state.
This increase has impacted the state’s positivity rate stayed steady at 5.7 percent.
- Thursday, November 5 — Stonewall Avenue Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority Senior Building, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
- Wednesday, November 11 — Walmsley UMC, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- Monday, November 12 — Stonewall Avenue Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority Senior Building, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
- Tuesdays, November 17 and 24 — Walmsley UMC, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- Monday, November 9 — Eastern Henrico Health Department, 10 a.m. to noon
- Tuesday, November 13 — Eastern Henrico Health Department, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
- Tuesday, November 3 – Friday, November 6 — Chesterfield Fairgrounds at Vietnam Veterans Building, noon to 1 p.m.
- Thursday, November 5, 12, and 19 — Faith and Family Center, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- Saturday, November 7, 14, and 21 — Chesterfield Health Department Smith-Wagner Building Multi-Purpose Room, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
- Fridays, November 13 and 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 11 and 18 — St. Augustine Catholic Church, 11 a.m. to noon
COVID-19 AT LOCAL UNIVERSITIES
As of Nov. 3, the college has reported:
- 10 active student cases and 7 active employee cases of COVID-19.
- 3 student is in isolation on campus.
- 10 students are in quarantine on campus.
As of Nov. 2, here is what the college has reported:
- 37 total cases and 8 active cases of COVID-19.
- The university said the monthly testing positivity rate for October is 1.2%
The university’s dashboard as of Nov. 2, shows that:
- 20 total (students and employees) active cases.
- 1,601 people have recovered from the virus since July.
- Read about one JMU student’s experience with COVID-19 here.
Local cases of COVID-19
Most of Central Virginia did not see an increase in cases and Hopewell reported one less case than yesterday. Chesterfield County saw the largest increases of new reported cases at 46.
- Charles City County: 106 cases, 5 death
- Chesterfield County: 7,407 cases, 120 deaths
- City of Colonial Heights: 319 cases, 26 deaths
- City of Hopewell: 530 cases, 8 deaths
- City of Richmond: 5,542 cases, 78 deaths
- Dinwiddie County: 554 cases, 12 deaths
- Goochland County: 341 cases, 7 deaths
- Hanover County: 1,766 cases, 44 deaths
- Henrico County: 6,655 cases, 240 deaths
- New Kent County: 306 cases, 3 death
- Powhatan County: 326 cases, 5 death
- Nearly half of Virginia's population is fully vaccinated according to the latest reporting from the Virginia Department of Health.
- President Joe Biden is set to deliver remarks on the country's vaccination program as his goal to have 70% of Americans at least partially vaccinated by July 4 nears.
- Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said earlier this week she expects the delta variant to become the dominant coronavirus strain in the United States.
- Nearly 60 percent of the adult population in Henrico and Chesterfield Counties have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, whereas Richmond has yet to break 50 percent, according to the Virginia Department of Health.
- Lesser-known Virginia mask ban returns July 1, Governor Northam expects residents won't face chargesA lesser-known Virginia law banning face masks in order to conceal someone's identity returns next month, prompting Gov. Northam to clarify how it may be enforced with COVID-19 still present.
- With more than 600,000 Americans dead of COVID-19 and questions still raging about the origin of the virus and the government's response, a push is underway for a full-blown investigation of the crisis by a national commission like the one that looked into 9/11.
- The dip in immunizations for children has alarmed health officials and pediatricians across the country about possible outbreaks of preventable diseases, such as measles and mumps.
- Almost 60 percent of adults in the commonwealth have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the Virginia Department of Health.
- It's likely safe and effective, but researchers are still gathering data to be sure.
- A Kentucky medical center is working with a local McDonald's to help vaccinate restaurant workers.