RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Here’s the commonwealth’s latest data on the coronavirus pandemic for Monday, July 20, 2020.
The Virginia Department of Health reports 78, 375 cases of COVID-19, with 75,415 confirmed cases and 2,960 probable. Virginia’s 7-day COVID-19 positivity rate increased slightly from 7.6 to 7.7 percent.
Virginia’s COVID-19 death toll is at 2,031.
The Virginia Hospitals and Healthcare Association reports that more than 10,100 people hospitalized for coronavirus have since been discharged.
How to stay cool while wearing face masks
While Virginians may be used to the sweltering heat and humidity, a game-changer this year? Face masks.
Doctors at John Hopkins University are sounding the alarm on how to stay cool while wearing a face mask.
Businesses enforce mask requirements due to COVID-19
Several retailers, grocery stores and businesses will require its customers to wear face coverings while shopping beginning Monday, July 20.
With a rise in COVID-19 cases across the country, the hope is that enforcements of masks will help lessen the spread.
- Walmart and Sam’s Club, effective July 20
- Kohl’s, effective July 20
- Virginia ABC, effective July 20
- Whole Foods, effective July 20
- Lowe’s, effective July 20
- CVS Pharmacy, effective July 20
- Target, effective Aug. 1
- Publix, effective July 21
- Kroger, effective July 22
- Home Depot, effective July 22
- Aldi, effective July 27
- Harris Teeter’s, effective July 22
COVID-19 in Virginia
- Charles City County: 501 cases, 16 deaths
- Chesterfield County: 27,825 cases, 431 deaths
- City of Colonial Heights: 1,708 cases, 61 deaths
- City of Hopewell: 2,593 cases, 75 deaths
- City of Petersburg: 3,879 cases, 86 deaths
- City of Richmond: 17,011 cases, 266 deaths
- Dinwiddie County: 2,126 cases, 44 deaths
- Goochland County: 1,451 cases, 23 deaths
- Hanover County: 8,139 cases, 158 deaths
- Henrico County: 25,367 cases, 612 deaths
- New Kent County: 1,499 cases, 18 deaths
- Powhatan County: 1,911 cases, 17 deaths