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: 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
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