Coronavirus update: Virginia entering Phase 3 this week; deaths up by 8


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Here’s the latest on the coronavirus pandemic for June 29, 2020:

The Virginia Department of Health reported 62,189 cases of COVID-19 — 59,522 confirmed and 2,667 probable — Monday. The death toll is now at 1,740.

Virginia Hospitals and Healthcare Association reported that 8,023 people with the virus have been released from the hospital. The VDH and VHHA do not report recoveries.

Free GRTC rides during COVID-19

Bus rides will remain free for GRTC riders for an indefinite amount of time, according to the company’s adopted budget for the next fiscal year.

The transit agency first suspended all on-board fare collections in mid-march to limit contact during the pandemic.

CEO Julie Timm said with the uncertainty of the coronavirus, it makes sense to keep fares suspended.

Virginia entering Phase 3 this week

At a press conference on Tuesday, Gov. Ralph Northam announced that the commonwealth would start Phase Three of the reopening process on July 1, more than three weeks after most of the state began ‘Phase Two.’

Some of the major changes include increasing the cap on social gatherings to 250 people. Retailers, restaurants and bars will be able to lift capacity limits entirely. Plus, more people will be allowed in entertainment venues and gyms.

Zip code data shows which local neighborhoods have the most confirmed COVID-19 cases

How many people have been tested for and diagnosed with coronavirus in your neighborhood? New data released by the Virginia Department of Health provides some answers to that question.

The data also shows testing encounters based on zip code.

Interested in learning how many COVID-19 cases and completed tests are reported by your zip code? You can use VDH’s interactive map to plug in your zip code or scroll over your neighborhood to find out. The VDH updates the data daily.

COVID-19 in Virginia

Here’s a breakdown of cases in your area:

  • Charles City County: 500 cases, 15 deaths
  • Chesterfield County: 27,453 cases, 428 deaths
  • City of Colonial Heights: 1,702 cases, 61 deaths
  • City of Hopewell: 2,568 cases, 72 deaths
  • City of Petersburg: 3,834 cases, 84 deaths
  • City of Richmond: 16,889 cases, 258 deaths
  • Dinwiddie County: 2,105 cases, 43 deaths
  • Goochland County: 1,435 cases, 23 deaths
  • Hanover County: 8,008 cases, 155 deaths
  • Henrico County: 25,151 cases, 607 deaths
  • New Kent County: 1,487 cases, 17 deaths
  • Powhatan County: 1,900 cases, 16 deaths

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