Coronavirus updates: Free COVID-19 testing in RVA; Cases in Henrico County surpass 2,000


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Here’s the latest on the coronavirus pandemic for June 8, 2020:

The Virginia Department of Health reported 51, 251 cases of COVID-19 — 48,879 confirmed and 2,372 probable — Monday. The death toll is now at 1,477.

Virginia Hospitals and Healthcare Association reported that more than 6,500 people with the virus have been released from the hospital. The VDH and VHHA do not report recoveries.

Free coronavirus testing events in RVA this week

The Richmond Health District is holding three free coronavirus testing events this week:

  • Tuesday, June 9: From 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Second Baptist Church, 3300 Broad Rock Blvd
  • Thursday, June 11th: From 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. at the Community Supermarket, 1915 Mechanicsville Turnpike
  • Friday, June 12th: From 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. at Hotchkiss Field Community Center, 701 E Brookland Park Blvd.

For more information or other COVID-19 testing sites or to register call 804- 205-3501 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

GRTC starting on-site testing today

Starting today, GRTC is offering voluntary on-site COVID-19 testing for its employees starting today.

Testing will be paid for by the GRTC and Secure Health will be doing the testing. They can do up to 200 tests a day.

GRTC has had 12 employee cases of the coronavirus in the last 10 weeks, with the most recent case reported last Friday.

COVID-19 in Virginia

Here’s a breakdown of cases in our area:

Central Virginia coronavirus map June 8
Reported cases of the COVID-19 in Central Virginia for June 8, 2020.
  • Charles City County: 398 cases, 11 deaths
  • Chesterfield County: 23,594 cases, 306 deaths
  • City of Colonial Heights: 1,364 cases, 41 deaths
  • City of Hopewell: 2,100 cases, 47 deaths
  • City of Petersburg: 3,161 cases, 52 deaths
  • City of Richmond: 14,849 cases, 197 deaths
  • Dinwiddie County: 1,791 cases, 27 deaths
  • Goochland County: 1,209 cases, 15 deaths
  • Hanover County: 6,663 cases, 128 deaths
  • Henrico County: 21,446 cases, 499 deaths
  • New Kent County: 1,244 cases, 12 death
  • Powhatan County: 1,644 cases, 8 deaths

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