Coronavirus updates: COVID-19 related deaths up by 24 in Virginia


Medical personnel prepare to test hundreds of people lined up in vehicles Saturday, June 27, 2020, in Phoenix’s western neighborhood of Maryvalefor free COVID-19 tests organized by Equality Health Foundation, which focuses on care in underserved communities. As coronavirus infections explode in states like Arizona and Florida, people in communities of color are fighting to get tested. Public health experts say wider testing helps people in underserved neighborhoods and is key to controlling a pandemic. (AP Photo/Matt York)

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: 51 cases, 5 death
  • Chesterfield County: 4,170 cases, 75 deaths
  • City of Colonial Heights: 188 cases, 21 deaths
  • City of Hopewell: 259 cases, 5 death
  • City of Richmond: 3,034 cases, 39 deaths
  • Dinwiddie County: 209 cases, 7 deaths
  • Goochland County: 153 cases, 7 deaths
  • Hanover County: 611 cases, 32 deaths
  • Henrico County: 3,714 cases, 182 deaths
  • New Kent County: 121 cases, 1 death
  • Powhatan County: 135 cases, 4 deaths
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