RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Here’s the latest on the coronavirus pandemic for July 8, 2020:
The Virginia Department of Health reported 67,583 cases of COVID-19 — 64,583 confirmed and 2,792 probable — Wednesday. The death toll is at 1,905— up 24 deaths since yesterday.
Virginia Hospitals and Healthcare Association reported that more than 9,000 people with the virus have been released from the hospital. The VDH and VHHA do not report recoveries.
Free testing in Chesterfield this week
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Beulah United Methodist Church
- 6930 Hopkins Road
- 150 tests available
Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 9 a.m. to noon (Drive-thru only)
- River City Sportsplex
- 13030 Genito Road
- 300 tests available
COVID-19 in Virginia
Here’s a breakdown of cases in our area:
- 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
- Colonial Heights Public Schools students and staff will return to in-person learning on Monday, Jan. 25, 2020.
- The Placer County Sheriff’s Office and Public Health reported Saturday that they are investigating the death of a man who received a COVID-19 vaccine.
- The Chesterfield Health District is working to establish a portal residents can use to register to get the COVID-19 vaccine after some confusion about a resource online.
- Over 22,500 people received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, the Virginia Department of Health reported.
- For some who survive COVID-19, beating the virus doesn't mean the end of the fight.
- Nearly a year to the day after the Chinese city of Wuhan went into lockdown to contain a virus that had already escaped, President Joe Biden began putting into effect a new war plan for fighting the outbreak in the U.S., Germany topped 50,000 deaths, and Britain closed in on 100,000.
- Some Richmond Public Schools employees will have to wait just a little bit longer for their COVID-19 vaccination. RPS released a statement on Friday saying the Virginia Department of Health is pushing back appointments due to a national vaccine shortage.
- A petition demanding vaccinations for Chesterfield teachers returning to county classrooms has nearly 4,000 signatures. It's the latest move inside the battle between some county parents and the school board.
- Health officials predict a 2-3 month wait for Phase 1b completion, COVID-19 vaccine demand outweighing supplyVirginia health officials are working to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine while managing high demand. The state received 300,000 requests in one week but only around a third of that supply is available.
- Mayor Levar Stoney and Dr. Anthony Fauci spoke about how the federal government can help localities fight the COVID-19 outbreak during the United States Conference of Mayors' 89th annual Winter Meeting on Friday.