RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) –Here’s the latest COVID-19 update for Friday, November 27.
Virginia saw an increase of 1,544 new reported cases of COVID-19.
According to the Virginia Department of Health, 230,444 people have coronavirus — 205,632 confirmed and 24,812 probable. VDH reports there have been 4,044 coronavirus-related deaths across the state.
This increase has impacted the state’s positivity rate which decreased slightly to 7.3 percent.
Most cases of COVID-19 in Virginia are seen in people ages 20-29, followed by 30 to 39-year-olds. However, most hospitalizations are seen in ages 60-69 and most deaths from the virus are seen in adults 80 and older.
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. Food banks fear Congressional inaction could increase demand as donations are down
LOCAL COVID-19 CASES
Chesterfield County reported 103 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours — the highest of any locality in our area. It was followed by Henrico County, which reported 92 new cases of the virus.
- Charles City County: 141 cases, 7 death
- Chesterfield County: 9,101 cases, 131 deaths
- City of Colonial Heights: 411 cases, 26 deaths
- City of Hopewell: 609 cases, 9 deaths
- City of Richmond: 6,536 cases, 82 deaths
- Dinwiddie County: 655 cases, 13 deaths
- Goochland County: 436 cases, 7 deaths
- Hanover County: 2,377 cases, 54 deaths
- Henrico County: 8,179 cases, 247 deaths
- New Kent County: 384 cases, 4 death
- Powhatan County: 451 cases, 6 deaths
- As people fall ill with COVID-19, they often lose their senses of smell and taste. For some, it takes months for those senses to come back — long after their other symptoms are gone.
- With the assistance received, RRHA has been able to continue housing more than 1,100 families — equating to more than 3,200 household members.
- Virginia is reporting a huge spike in the number of new cases and deaths. After reporting just over 4,700 new cases on Friday, Virginia Department of Health is reporting 6,757 new cases and 50 new deaths on Saturday.
- The state has ordered the emergency suspension of a Rhode Island doctor's license after an investigation uncovered he "recklessly" exposed his patients and staff to COVID-19.
- 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.