Coronavirus update: Richmond surpasses 5,000 COVID-19 cases

Coronavirus

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.

TESTING LOCATIONS

RICHMOND

  • 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.

CHESTERFIELD

  • 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.

FREDERICKSBURG

  • 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

Virginia Commonwealth University

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.

University of Richmond

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%

James Madison University

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

Chesterfield County Public School’s COVID-19 dashboard shows five new coronavirus cases were reported over the weekend.

The dashboard shows:

10/17/20Bon Air ES (staff)
10/17/20Spring Run ES (staff)
10/18/20Providence ES (staff)
10/18/20Bon Air ES (staff)
10/18/20Chalkley ES (student)

LOCAL COVID-19 CASES

  • Charles City County: 137 cases, 5 death
  • Chesterfield County: 8,942 cases, 128 deaths
  • City of Colonial Heights: 397 cases, 26 deaths
  • City of Hopewell: 603 cases, 9 deaths
  • City of Richmond: 6,491 cases, 81 deaths
  • Dinwiddie County: 650 cases, 13 deaths
  • Goochland County: 420 cases, 7 deaths
  • Hanover County: 2,312 cases, 52 deaths
  • Henrico County: 8,047 cases, 244 deaths
  • New Kent County: 372 cases, 4 death
  • Powhatan County: 437 cases, 6 deaths
Coronavirus Updates

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