RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) –Here’s the latest COVID-19 update for Sunday, November 29. Virginia saw an increase of 2,325 new reported cases of COVID-19.
According to the Virginia Department of Health, 235,942 people have coronavirus — 209,783 confirmed and 26,159 probable. VDH reports there have been 4,058 coronavirus-related deaths across the state.
This increase has impacted the state’s positivity rate rose slightly to 7.4 percent.
While people ages 20-29 have the highest number of coronavirus cases, ages 80 and older have been the highest demographic to die from the virus. In addition, while more women have contract COVID-19, slightly more men have died from it.
TESTING LOCATIONS NEAR YOU
- Mondays: Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28 – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Second Baptist Church, 5100 West Hundred Road
- Tuesdays: Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 – 10 a.m. to noon. Walmsley United Methodist Church, 2950 Walmsley Blvd.
- Tuesday: Dec. 1 – 10 a.m. to noon at the Eastern Henrico Health Department on 1400 N Laburnum Ave.
- Wednesdays: Dec. 2, 9, 16, 30 – 10 a.m. to noon. St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 4400 Beulah Road
- Thursdays: Dec. 3, 10, 17, 31 – 10 a.m. to noon. Walmsley United Methodist Church, 2950 Walmsley Blvd.
- Thursday: Dec. 3 –1-4 p.m. at the Diamond Parking lot on 3001 N Arthur Ashe Blvd.
- Fridays: Dec. 4, 11, 18 – 10 a.m. to noon. Second Baptist Church, 5100 West Hundred Road
- Friday: Dec. 4 – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Eastern Henrico Health Department on 1400 N Laburnum Ave.
- Saturdays: Dec. 5, 12, 19 – 10 a.m. to noon. Chesterfield Health Department, Smith-Wagner Building Multi-Purpose Room, 9501 Lucy Corr Circle
LOCAL COVID-19 CASES AT UNIVERSITIES
As of Nov. 25, the university has reported:
- 16 active student cases and 11 active employee cases of COVID-19.
- 3 students in isolation on campus.
- 6 students are in quarantine on campus.
As of Nov. 20, here is what the university has reported:
- 90 total cases and 22 active cases of COVID-19.
- The university said the monthly testing positivity rate for October is 1.2%
The university’s dashboard as of Nov. 20, shows that:
- 35 total (students and employees) active cases.
- 1,618 people have recovered from the virus since July.
- Read about one JMU student’s experience with COVID-19 here.
Please note: The next update to the JMU dashboard will occur on 11/30. The university is closed from 11/23 to 11/27.
LOCAL COVID-19 CASES
Henrico County reported 74 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours — the highest of any locality in our area. It was followed by Chesterfield County, which reported 74 new cases of the virus.
- Charles City County: 141 cases, 7 death
- Chesterfield County: 9,255 cases, 131 deaths
- City of Colonial Heights: 417 cases, 26 deaths
- City of Hopewell: 617 cases, 9 deaths
- City of Richmond: 6,669 cases, 82 deaths
- Dinwiddie County: 665 cases, 14 deaths
- Goochland County: 443 cases, 7 deaths
- Hanover County: 2,412 cases, 54 deaths
- Henrico County: 8,340 cases, 251 deaths
- New Kent County: 390 cases, 4 death
- Powhatan County: 460 cases, 6 deaths
- The CDC said it is about 50% more contagious than the virus that is causing the bulk of cases in this country so far.
- New Jersey made millions of people eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine, including smokers, a move that prompted gripes about them skipping to the front of the inoculation line.
- Chesterfield teachers to begin getting vaccine next week as parent-led petition aims to delay in-person instructionAlmost 3,000 people have signed a petition calling for Chesterfield County Public Schools to reconsider their decision to allow elementary schools to resume full-time in-person learning on Feb. 1. The petition, organized by parents, is a call to protect teachers.
- Today, Virginia State University welcomed students back to campus with new safety measures in place. The university is just one of several colleges implementing procedures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
- Thousands receive link for COVID-19 vaccine event at Richmond Raceway by mistake, registrations canceledThousands of registrations for the upcoming COVID-19 vaccine event at Richmond Raceway have been canceled after people who were not eligible for the event received a signup link in error and used it to register for the vaccine.
- The coronavirus vaccines have been rolled out unevenly across the U.S., but four states in the Deep South have had particularly dismal inoculation rates that have alarmed health experts and frustrated residents.
- Many states and counties ask people to make appointments online, but glitchy websites, overwhelmed phone lines and a patchwork of fast-changing rules are bedeviling older people who are often less tech-savvy, may live far from vaccination sites and are more likely to not have internet access at all, especially people of color and those who […]
- The global death toll from COIVID-19 topped 2 million Friday as vaccines developed at breakneck speed are being rolled out around the world in an all-out campaign to vanquish the threat.
- Some have complained that people from outside of the county are taking up appointment slots in Hillsborough County.
- COVID-19 related deaths in the Commonwealth have increased by 15, bringing the total number of Virginians who have lost their lives to 5,656.