Coronavirus updates: 149 Virginians die from COVID-19, 63 confirmed cases of the virus in state correctional facilities

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) —  Here’s the latest on the coronavirus pandemic for April 13, 2020:

More than 5,700 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the commonwealth. The death toll is now at 149.

According to the Virginia Department of Health, 41,401 Virginians have been tested for the virus.

So far, 467 coronavirus patients have been discharged from the hospital, according to the Virginia Hospital and Health Association. They also reported there are currently 473 inpatient tests pending for COVID-19.

More than a dozen positive COVID-19 cases at Hanover senior community

The Harmony Collection at Hanover disclosed Monday that their assisted living community has dealt with more than a dozen cases of COVID-19.

A spokesperson with the Mechanicsville-area assisted living and memory care center told 8News four residents and nine associates have tested positive for the coronavirus. One resident, a 94-year-old, has since passed away. Three of the residents remain hospitalized in stable condition.

Harmony Senior Services CEO Terry Howard adds that eight of the nine associated infected with COVID-19 remain in self-isolation. One Hanover senior community associate has since returned to work, after being given a clean bill of health.

1 dead, 6 confirmed cases of coronavirus at DMV

A spokeswoman with Virginia DMV confirmed Monday that six people have tested positive for COVID-19, and one person has died as a result of the disease.

According to the statement, four people tested positive for COVID-19 at DMV’s headquarters located in Richmond and two non-headquarter cases at DMV’s Dahlgreen weigh station in King George County.

“We are mourning the loss of one of our colleagues,” the statement read.

42 dead in coronavirus outbreak at Canterbury Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center

Canterbury Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in Henrico County disclosed Monday that two people at the long-term care facility have died from the novel coronavirus in the last 72 hours, putting the death count at the center at 42.

The western Henrico nursing home has experienced one of the worst clusters of the coronavirus in the country, with at least 42 deaths linked to COVID-19 and more than 100 individuals who have tested positive for the virus. Thirty-five health care workers at the facility have tested positive for the virus, Canterbury said Monday.

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There are now 63 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in state correctional facilities

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The Virginia Department of Corrections has announced there are now 63 confirmed cases of coronavirus in sate facilities.

So far 33 inmates and 30 staff members have tested positive for the disease. Here’s the breakdown:

  • Central Virginia Correctional Unit #13: 13 inmates
  • Deerfield Correctional Center: 1 staff member
  • Haynesville Correctional Center: 2 inmates, 2 staff members
  • Indian Creek Correctional Center: 1 staff member
  • State farm correctional Complex: 2 staff members
  • Sussex II State Prison: 2 inmates, 2 inmates in the hospital, 1 staff member
  • Virginia Correctional Center for Women (includes State Farm Work Center): 12 inmates, 4 inmates in the hospital, 19 staff members
  • Probation & Parole — Eastern Region: 4 staff members

For more information on what VADOC is doing to prevent the spread of COVID-19, click here.

Here’s how coronavirus might delay minimum wage hike

Over the weekend, Governor Ralph Northam signed a number of landmark bills into law. Because of COVID-19, Northam is proposing a change that would delay a minimum wage hike for several months.

The governor wants to increase the minimum wage starting May of next year instead of January. Northam says this will help the economy rebound from COVID-19.

Latest coronavirus updates:

Here are some tips from VDH on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer only if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Avoid contact with sick people.
  • Avoid non-essential travel.

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