Coronavirus update: VDH reports more than 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 since Monday


(David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Here’s the latest on the coronavirus pandemic for Aug. 11, 2020:

Virginia reported a total of 101,745 coronavirus cases, with 97,712 confirmed and 4,033 probable, on Tuesday, representing an increase of 1,036 cases from the day before.

The current 7-day positivity rate in the state decreased slightly from 7.7% to 7.5%, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

The department is reporting that 8,458 people are currently in the hospital with COVID-19 and that 2,344 — 2,232 confirmed and 112 probable — from the virus.

In addition, there were 21 new COVID-19 outbreaks reported since yesterday, bringing the total up to 708.

COVID-19 cases in Central Virginia

The most dramatic increase of cases was in Chesterfield County, which saw an increase of 69 reported cases since Monday.

  • Charles City County: 53 cases, 5 death
  • Chesterfield County: 4,439 cases, 80 deaths
  • City of Colonial Heights: 200 cases, 21 deaths
  • City of Hopewell: 275 cases, 5 death
  • City of Richmond: 3,229 cases, 41 deaths
  • Dinwiddie County: 223 cases, 7 deaths
  • Goochland County: 165 cases, 7 deaths
  • Hanover County: 656 cases, 32 deaths
  • Henrico County: 3,948 cases, 186 deaths
  • New Kent County: 128 cases, 1 death
  • Powhatan County: 149 cases, 4 deaths

Free COVID-19 testing with Chesterfield Health Department

  • Wednesday, Aug. 19: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Crystal Lake Apartments, 3501 Meadowville Blvd.
  • Saturday, Aug. 22: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. at Jeff Davis Flea Market, 5700 Jefferson Davis Highway
  • Wednesday, Aug. 26: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Journey Christian Church, 3700 Price Club Blvd.

Testing is for individuals who have COVID-19 symptoms and is free for uninsured or underinsured persons. While some appointments will be reserved for walk-ups, testing is limited and appointments should be made prior to arriving. Residents who may be experiencing COVID-19 symptoms as defined by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), should call the Chesterfield Health Department at 804-318-8207. 

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