Coronavirus update: Virginia’s COVID-19 cases up by 3,242 due to backlog — highest daily count since pandemic started

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Daily COVID-19 cases reported in Virginia are up 3,242 on November 23. (Photo: VDH)

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Here’s the latest from the Virginia Department of Health for Monday, November 23.

Virginia’s COVID-19 cases are up by 3,242 — the highest daily count ever reported since the pandemic started. The Virginia Department of Health later updated their website to say that the high case count is partially due to a catch-up on cases after the VDH data system was briefly down for upgrades over the weekend. The information about the backlog was not available when the site refreshed data at 9 a.m.

Despite the slight backlog, cases were still high through the weekend. There were 2,348 new cases on Saturday and 2,117 on Sunday.

The state is also close to 4,000 deaths.

The positivity rate for the commonwealth is now at 7.2 percent.

COVID-19 data reported in Virginia by the state health department on November 23.


Virginia Commonwealth University

As of Nov. 20, the university has reported:

  • 19 active student cases and 11 active employee cases of COVID-19.
  • 7 students in isolation on campus.
  • 21 students are in quarantine on campus.

University of Richmond

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%

James Madison University

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.


  • Charles City County: 316 cases, 9 deaths
  • Chesterfield County: 17,408 cases, 195 deaths
  • City of Colonial Heights: 924 cases, 30 deaths
  • City of Hopewell: 1,436 cases, 12 deaths
  • City of Petersburg: 2,253 cases, 36 deaths
  • City of Richmond: 11,778 cases, 119 deaths
  • Dinwiddie County: 1,312 cases, 18 deaths
  • Goochland County: 930 cases, 7 deaths
  • Hanover County: 5,332 cases, 93 deaths
  • Henrico County: 16,846 cases, 329 deaths
  • New Kent County: 953 cases, 7 death
  • Powhatan County: 1,184 cases, 7 deaths
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