Coronavirus updates: Cases at VCU continue to increase; 6.5 percent positivity rate across the state

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Here’s the latest on COVID-19 cases in Virginia for Thursday, August 27.

COVID-19 in Virginia

The Virginia Department of Health is reporting a total of 116,579 cases across the state. 9,391 people have been hospitalized for the novel coronavirus and 2,527 people have lost their lives.

The state has had 815 outbreaks since the pandemic started.

Currently, the state’s positivity rate is at 6.5 percent, a slight increase from yesterday.

Free Community Testing Events

Wednesday, September 2nd – Broad Rock Community Center (Richmond)
Address: 4615 Ferguson Lane, Richmond, VA 23224
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Rain or shine

Thursday, September 3rd – Tuckahoe Middle School (Henrico)
Address: 9000 Three Chopt Road, Richmond, VA 23219
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Rain or shine

To register for testing, call the Richmond & Henrico COVID-19 hotline at 804-205-3501, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday (except major holidays).

Cases at Virginia universities

Virginia Commonwealth University

As of Aug. 27, the college has reported:

  • 98 active student cases and 12 active employee cases of COVID-19.
  • 66 students are in isolation on campus
  • 101 students are in quarantine on campus

University of Richmond

As of Aug. 25, here is what the college has reported:

  • 9 total cases and 3 active cases of COVID-19.
  • The university said there were 25 people who tested positive before arriving on campus
  • 0.2 percent testing positivity rate in August.

Cases by locality

  • Charles City County: 478 cases, 15 deaths
  • Chesterfield County: 26,390 cases, 407 deaths
  • City of Colonial Heights: 1,616 cases, 57 deaths
  • City of Hopewell: 2,465 cases, 64 deaths
  • City of Petersburg: 3,657 cases, 81 deaths
  • City of Richmond: 16,354 cases, 254 deaths
  • Dinwiddie County: 2,044 cases, 42 deaths
  • Goochland County: 1,377 cases, 23 deaths
  • Hanover County: 7,732 cases, 149 deaths
  • Henrico County: 24,199 cases, 590 deaths
  • New Kent County: 1,436 cases, 15 death
  • Powhatan County: 1,841 cases, 14 deaths

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