RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Here’s the latest on the coronavirus pandemic focusing on Virginia for Jan. 10, 2021:
The Virginia Department of Health is reporting 5,141 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases to 398,856. The death toll is now at 5,383.
Virginia’s positivity rate is high at 16.8 percent.
According to the Virginia Hospitals and Healthcare Association, 32,998 COVID-19 patients were discharged from the hospital. Currently, there are 2,686 patients in the hospital who either have COVID-19 or have pending test results. Of those patients, 553 are in the ICU and 348 are on a ventilator.
VDH is reporting that 177,945 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered as of Jan. 9, with a total of 510,800 vaccine doses distributed.
TESTING LOCATIONS NEAR YOU
- Mondays: Jan. 11, 18 and 25 – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Second Baptist Church, 5100 West Hundred Road.
- Wednesdays: Jan. 6, 13, 20 and 27 – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 4400 Beulah Road.
- Saturdays: Jan. 9 and 23 – 10 a.m. to noon. Chesterfield Health Department, 9501 Lucy Corr Circle
- Tuesday, Jan. 12 — 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Eastern Henrico Health Department, 1400 N. Laburnum Avenue.
- Thursday, Jan. 14 — 1 to 3 p.m. Broad Rock Community Center, 4615 Ferguson Lane.
- Friday, Jan. 15 — 1 to 3 p.m. Eastern Henrico Health Department, 1400 N. Laburnum Avenue.
CALL COVID-19 HOTLINE TO REGISTER
Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except major holidays. Click here to find a test near you.
COVID-19 at local universities
As of Jan. 8, the college has reported:
- 18 active student cases and 16 active employee cases of COVID-19.
- 1 student are in isolation on campus.
- 1 student is in quarantine on campus.
As of Jan. 8, here is what the college has reported:
- 143 total cases and 3 active cases of COVID-19.
- 9,483 total COVID-19 tests
- Total positivity rate at 1.3 percent
The university’s dashboard as of Jan. 8 shows that:
- 14 total (students and employees) active cases.
- 1,755 people have recovered from the virus since July.
- Read about one JMU student’s experience with COVID-19 here.
COVID-19 Cases in Central Virginia
- Charles City County: 244 cases, 8 deaths
- Chesterfield County: 14,686 cases, 183 deaths
- City of Colonial Heights: 738 cases, 30 deaths
- City of Hopewell: 1,095 cases, 11 deaths
- City of Petersburg: 1,703 cases, 34 deaths
- City of Richmond: 10,378 cases, 106 deaths
- Dinwiddie County: 1,069 cases, 16 deaths
- Goochland County: 728 cases, 7 deaths
- Hanover County: 4,663 cases, 79 deaths
- Henrico County: 14,379 cases, 301 deaths
- New Kent County: 814 cases, 6 death
- Powhatan County: 975 cases, 6 deaths
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