Coronavirus updates: 559 COVID-19 outbreaks across Virginia


In this April 11, 2020, photo released by Xinhua News Agency, a staff member tests samples of a potential COVID-19 vaccine at a production plant of SinoPharm in Beijing. In the global race to make a coronavirus vaccine, the state-owned Chinese company is boasting that it gave its employees, including top executives, experimental shots even before the government OK’d testing in people. (Zhang Yuwei/Xinhua via AP)

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Here’s the latest on the coronavirus pandemic for July 17, 2020.

The Virginia Department of Health is reporting that the state has 75,433 total COVID-19 cases — 72,516 confirmed and 2,917 probable.

Virginia’s 7-day COVID-19 positivity rate increased to 7.6 percent.

According to the state health department, 7,087 people have been hospitalized. The Virginia Hospitals and Healthcare Association reports that more than 9,600 people who have been hospitalized for coronavirus have been discharged.

  • Charles City County: 326 cases, 9 deaths
  • Chesterfield County: 18,005 cases, 198 deaths
  • City of Colonial Heights: 964 cases, 30 deaths
  • City of Hopewell: 1,545 cases, 14 deaths
  • City of Petersburg: 2,392 cases, 36 deaths
  • City of Richmond: 12,109 cases, 119 deaths
  • Dinwiddie County: 1,375 cases, 18 deaths
  • Goochland County: 968 cases, 7 deaths
  • Hanover County: 5,531 cases, 95 deaths
  • Henrico County: 17,411 cases, 330 deaths
  • New Kent County: 988 cases, 7 death
  • Powhatan County: 1,220 cases, 7 deaths
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