Coronavirus update: VDH reports almost 1,000 new cases since yesterday; Chesterfield’s COVID-19 call center ending this week


FILE – In this April 16, 2020, file photo, a medical worker places a swab in a vial while testing the homeless for COVID-19 through the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust, during the new coronavirus pandemic, in Miami. An Associated Press analysis finds that most states are not meeting the minimum levels of testing suggested by the federal government and recommended by public health researchers even as many of them begin to reopen their shattered economies. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Here’s the latest on the coronavirus pandemic for July 13, 2020:

The Virginia Department of Health reported 71,642 cases of COVID-19 — 68,814 confirmed and 2,828 probable — Monday. Virginia’s death toll is at 1,968.

Virginia Hospitals and Healthcare Association reported that 9,330 people with the virus have been released from the hospital.

Chesterfield’s COVID-19 call center ending this week

The Chesterfield County Emergency Operations Center Call Center announced it will end on Friday, June, 17, after experiencing significantly low call volume.

The program which launched on march 19 was created to give up to date information on county resources related to the COVID-19 outbreak for residents who didn’t have internet access or needed clarification.

COVID-19 related questions should be directed to the Chesterfield Health District at 804-318-8207 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., or the VDH Hotline at 1-877-ASK-VDH3 (1-877-275-8343) if it is after 4:30 p.m.

Free coronavirus testing events this week

There are three free COVID-19 testing events for people without health insurance in our area this week. These events do require pre-registration and for patients to meet CDC testing guidelines.

Here is when and where they are happening:

  • TUESDAY, JULY 14: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Broad Rock Community Center, 4615 Ferguson Ln, Richmond, VA 23224. Call 804-205-3501 to register.
  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 15: 5 to 7 p.m. First Baptist Church of South Richmond,6201 Ironbridge Road, Richmond, VA 23234. Call 804-318-8207 to register.
  • THURSDAY, JULY 16: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuckahoe Middle School, 9000 Three Chopt Rd., Richmond, VA 23229. Call 804-205-3501 to register.

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