RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Virginia reported 882 new COVID-19 cases, confirmed and probable, in the past 24 hours, according to the state’s health department. There are now 129,289 total cases and 2,697 deaths, an increase of 11 from the day before, in the commonwealth.
Virginia test positivity rate — the percentage of those who test positive for COVID-19 of those overall who have been tested — increased slightly to 7.6 percent.
According to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association’s dashboard, 1,072 people in the commonwealth are currently in the hospital and 15,967 have been discharged from the hospital after testing positive for the virus.
VHHA also reports that 252 patients are currently in the ICU and 121 are on a ventilator.
COVID-19 at local universities
As of Sept. 8, the college has reported:
- 46 active student cases and 7 active employee cases of COVID-19.
- 7 students are in isolation on campus.
- 29 students are in quarantine on campus.
As of Sept. 3, here is what the college has reported:
- 12 total cases and 2 active cases of COVID-19.
- The university said there were 25 people who tested positive before arriving on campus.
- 0.2 percent testing positivity rate in August.
The university’s dashboard on Sept. 8 shows that:
- 677 total (students and employees) cases.
- 388 people have recovered from the virus since July.
- The overall positivity rate of the university’s health center’s test is 26.42%
- Read about one JMU student’s experience with COVID-19 here.
Local cases of COVID-19
Chesterfield county had the greatest increase with 40 new cases of the coronavirus and two new deaths from the virus. There was also one new reported death in Henrico County.
- Charles City County: 71 cases, 5 death
- Chesterfield County: 5,347 cases, 85 deaths
- City of Colonial Heights: 233 cases, 23 deaths
- City of Hopewell: 359 cases, 5 deaths
- City of Richmond: 4,198 cases, 49 deaths
- Dinwiddie County: 327 cases, 8 deaths
- Goochland County: 231 cases, 7 deaths
- Hanover County: 901 cases, 35 deaths
- Henrico County: 4,872 cases, 195 deaths
- New Kent County: 160 cases, 1 death
- Powhatan County: 197 cases, 4 deaths
- Coronavirus update: Free COVID-19 testing event in Richmond next week; Cases up by 1,261 in VirginiaThe Virginia Department of Health reported 1,261 new cases, which includes those who tested positive and people with known exposure to COVID-19.
- One volunteer of the two-year study said he is getting the booster shot for the safety of his family and those around him.
- The Chickahominy Health District including New Kent, Charles City, Goochland and Hanover are adjusting the way in which it is distributing vaccines to get closer to reaching herd immunity.
- The pandemic's not over yet.
- In light of “unprecedented risks” posed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Department of State has announced plans to update its current travel advisories to better reflect guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Texas A&M University researchers have identified a new COVID-19 variant that originated in the state.
- As of April 20, 25.4% of the state’s population has been fully vaccinated. Over three million people in the state have received their first COVID-19 vaccine dose.
- As Virginia enters Phase 2 of the vaccination process, some health leaders say the demographic of who is being hospitalized with COVID-19 is shifting.
- Across the nation every American adult is now eligible for a coronavirus vaccine, and challenges exist ahead to reach herd immunity.
- The State Department on Monday urged Americans reconsider any international travel they may have planned and said it would issue specific warnings not to visit roughly 80% of the world's countries due to risks from the coronavirus pandemic.