RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Virginia reported 690 new COVID-19 cases and 24 deaths on Monday.
According to the Virginia Department of Health, coronavirus cases rose to 166,828 and deaths are at 3,457.
The state’s positivity rate is at 5.0 percent which is a slight increase from last week.
- 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 15, 22 and 29 — Cornerstone AG Church, 4 to 5 p.m.
- Friday, October 16 — Beulah United Methodist Church 10 to 11 a.m.
- Saturday, October 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 24— Lewis and Clark Elementary, 18101 Clark and York Blvd, Ruther Glen, Va, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
COVID-19 AT LOCAL UNIVERSITIES
As of Oct. 16, the college has reported:
- 23 active student cases and 2 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 2 active cases of COVID-19.
- The university said the monthly testing positivity rate is 0.5%
The university’s dashboard as of Oct. 9 shows that:
- 41 total (students and employees) active cases.
- 1,544 people have recovered from the virus since July.
- Read about one JMU student’s experience with COVID-19 here.
COVID-19 IN LOCAL SCHOOLS
The dashboard shows:
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LOCAL COVID-19 CASES
- Charles City County: 398 cases, 11 deaths
- Chesterfield County: 23,594 cases, 306 deaths
- City of Colonial Heights: 1,364 cases, 41 deaths
- City of Hopewell: 2,100 cases, 47 deaths
- City of Petersburg: 3,161 cases, 52 deaths
- City of Richmond: 14,849 cases, 197 deaths
- Dinwiddie County: 1,791 cases, 27 deaths
- Goochland County: 1,209 cases, 15 deaths
- Hanover County: 6,663 cases, 128 deaths
- Henrico County: 21,446 cases, 499 deaths
- New Kent County: 1,244 cases, 12 death
- Powhatan County: 1,644 cases, 8 deaths
- City Council members representing Richmond's Southside began calling for a vaccination center south of the river back in February. Now with the expansion of pharmacy vaccination sites, Southside residents will have a local vaccination site.
- 69,000 coronavirus vaccine doses from Johnson & Johnson are slated to arrive in Virginia by the weekend, according to the state's top vaccine program official.
- 'Cause once you're dead that's a bit too late': Dolly Parton gets vaccine, rewrites lyrics to a popular song"I know I'm trying to be funny now but I'm dead serious about the vaccine. I think we all want to get back to normal, whatever that is. And that would be a great shot in the arm, wouldn't it, if we could get back to that."
- Members of the Virginia National Guard are training at the Richmond Raceway to support the Henrico mass vaccination clinic.
- It's been nearly a year devoid of large social gatherings, but there is a glimmer of hope for the vaccinated among us.
- Nurse paralyzed from COVID-19 complications returns to Florida after months in Massachusetts hospitalDesmon Silva was placed on a ventilator last summer after becoming paralyzed from the neck down due to complications from the coronavirus.
- 'We were basically in a black hole, like no one cared': Inmates speak about catching COVID-19 in Virginia state prisonsAntwain Steward and Candace Williams are both Virginia inmates who tested positive for the coronavirus while incarcerated. Their stories show how Virginia correctional facilities responded to the pandemic and how those actions impacted prisoners.
- The Virginia Department of Health announced the first case of the South African COVID-19 variant was identified in an adult resident of Northwestern Virginia.
- The Virginia Department of Health is reporting 1,385 new cases of COVID-19, 160 new deaths and the commonwealth's positivity rate has dipped below 7%.
- The university said the percentage of students in isolation and quarantine is the lowest it has been since the move-in period for the spring semester.