RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Here’s the latest on the coronavirus pandemic focusing on Virginia for Jan. 9, 2021:
The Virginia Department of Health is reporting 5,798 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases to 393,715. The death toll is now at 5,381.
Virginia’s positivity rate is high at 16.7 percent.
According to the Virginia Hospitals and Healthcare Association, 32,833 COVID-19 patients were discharged from the hospital. Currently, there are 2,711 patients in the hospital who either have COVID-19 or have pending test results. Of those patients, 565 are in the ICU and 348 are on a ventilator.
VDH is reporting that 167,452 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered as of Jan. 9, with a total of 482,525 vaccine doses distributed.
TESTING LOCATIONS NEAR YOU
- Mondays: Jan. 11, 18 and 25 – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Second Baptist Church, 5100 West Hundred Road.
- Wednesdays: Jan. 6, 13, 20 and 27 – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 4400 Beulah Road.
- Saturdays: Jan. 9 and 23 – 10 a.m. to noon. Chesterfield Health Department, 9501 Lucy Corr Circle
- Thursday, Jan. 7 — 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Diversity Richmond, 1407 Sherwood Avenue.
- Friday, Jan. 8 — 1 to 3 p.m. Eastern Henrico Health Department, 1400 N. Laburnum Avenue.
- Tuesday, Jan. 12 — 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Eastern Henrico Health Department, 1400 N. Laburnum Avenue.
- Thursday, Jan. 14 — 1 to 3 p.m. Broad Rock Community Center, 4615 Ferguson Lane.
- Friday, Jan. 15 — 1 to 3 p.m. Eastern Henrico Health Department, 1400 N. Laburnum Avenue.
CALL COVID-19 HOTLINE TO REGISTER
Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except major holidays. Click here to find a test near you.
COVID-19 at local universities
As of Jan. 8, the college has reported:
- 18 active student cases and 16 active employee cases of COVID-19.
- 1 students are in isolation on campus.
- 1 student is in quarantine on campus.
As of Jan. 6, here is what the college has reported:
- 143 total cases and 3 active cases of COVID-19.
- 9,483 total COVID-19 tests
- Total positivity rate at 1.3 percent
The university’s dashboard as of Jan. 8 shows that:
- 14 total (students and employees) active cases.
- 1,755 people have recovered from the virus since July.
- Read about one JMU student’s experience with COVID-19 here.
COVID-19 Cases in Central Virginia
- Charles City County: 232 cases, 8 deaths
- Chesterfield County: 14,531 cases, 183 deaths
- City of Colonial Heights: 730 cases, 30 deaths
- City of Hopewell: 1,060 cases, 11 deaths
- City of Petersburg: 1,647 cases, 34 deaths
- City of Richmond: 10,239 cases, 106 deaths
- Dinwiddie County: 1,045 cases, 16 deaths
- Goochland County: 688 cases, 7 deaths
- Hanover County: 4,506 cases, 79 deaths
- Henrico County: 14,173 cases, 301 deaths
- New Kent County: 784 cases, 6 death
- Powhatan County: 969 cases, 6 deaths
- The Commonwealth’s total case count has increased to 463,751. The number of deaths in the state is 6,002.
- The NFL has invited thousands of health care workers who received the coronavirus vaccine to the upcoming Super Bowl in Tampa, the league announced Friday.
- A handful of new coronavirus strains have emerged overseas and health officials believe they are more contagious than the original.
- Virginia residents frustrated with the slow COVID-19 vaccine rollout are finding luck when they travel south of the state border.
- It’s a striking contrast to Donald Trump’s White House, which was the epicenter of no less than three separate outbreaks of COVID-19, their true scale not fully known because aides refused to discuss cases publicly.
- Even after President Biden's announcement of his national COVID-19 strategy, vaccination anxiety is still prevalent all over the country, including hard-hit California.
- Dave Chappelle tested positive for the coronavirus just before his comedy show scheduled for Thursday, forcing his upcoming appearances to be canceled, a spokeswoman said.
- The wearable test strips, currently in development at UCSD, would change color if the virus is detected in a person's breath or saliva.
- A top Virginia public health official says he's confident no COVID-19 vaccine doses have gone to waste, despite hiccups in the state’s rollout of the vaccine.
- A Chesterfield dental center is not just filling cavities anymore — they are also filling a desperate gap in the county's vaccination rollout.