RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Here’s the latest on the coronavirus pandemic for July 16, 2020.
The Virginia Department of Health is reporting that the state has 74,431 total COVID-19 cases — 71,570 confirmed and 2,861 probable. That’s 904 more cases than yesterday.
Virginia’s 7-day COVID-19 positivity rate remains the same 7.2%.
According to the state health department, over 7,000 people have been hospitalized. The Virginia Hospitals and Healthcare Association reports that 9,644 people who have been hospitalized for coronavirus have been discharged.
COVID-19 Cases in Central Virginia
- 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
- Emerging variants of the coronavirus may be reason for the public to start wearing two masks, according to a top infectious disease expert at VCU Health.
- Aumauinuuese Puni survived a caught-on-video lightning strike in April of 2020 and COVID-19 this month.
- Minnesota health officials confirmed Monday that a mutation of COVID-19 from Brazil was found for the first time in the United Sates.
- Ballad Health officials said the spread of COVID-19 in the Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia region is truly widespread at this point and that we have passed the point of identifying clusters in the region.
- During a press conference after signing an executive order designed to galvanize the economy and help factories, President Joe Biden shed light on a topic millions of Americans have been tracking – how the size of the stimulus check outlined in his COVID relief plan was chosen.
- At a press conference Monday, President Joe Biden said he believes anyone who wants a vaccine will be able to get one by this spring.
- President Joe Biden said on Monday he might be able to raise to 150 million his 100-day goal of administering 100 million vaccination shots for the coronavirus.
- In a study published Monday in the journal Science, researchers from UCSF and Mount Sinai touted results that demonstrated the antiviral efficacy of plitidepsin, a drug approved in Australia for the treatment of multiple myeloma.
- The former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging people to wear better masks as new COVID-19 strains begin to emerge in the United States.
- Google will soon show COVID-19 vaccination sites in Google Search and Google Maps, starting in the U.S.