Coronavirus updates: There are now 2,407 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Virginia


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The Virginia Health Department Announced there are now 2,407 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Virginia and 52 deaths as a result of the disease.

This is an increase of 395 new cases since yesterday. The VDH added as of Saturday morning, 390 people have been hospitalized as a result of the virus.

Latest coronavirus headlines:

Seven residents, one employee test positive at The Virginia Home in Richmond

RICHMOND, Va (WRIC) — Seven residents and one employee at the Virginia Home in Richmond tested positive for COVID–19, according to CEO Robert Crouse.

One resident who tested positive is hospitalized, six are being cared for at the facility in and the employee who tested positive is at home, according to Crouse. He added “numerous” other residents and employees have been tested and await results.

“Results come to us sporadically.  We’ve had no residents return a positive result since last Tuesday,” Crouse said in an email.

The confirmation to 8News Saturday of positive test results comes after the sister of a resident told 8News they received an email from Crouse on April 2, notifying that the coronavirus reached the residence for people with physical disabilities.

Staff member at a retirement facility in Chesterfield tests positive for COVID-19

Lucy Corr, a continuing care and retirement facility in Chesterfield County, announced a staff member tested positive for COVID-19 on March 31.

The center said the full-time nursing employee part of its Assisted Living facility. The center said the staff member alerted leadership as soon as they tested positive for the coronavirus.

Lucy core said the nurse had already been out for health complications unrelated and to COVID-19 and hasn’t been on-site or in contact with anyone else from the facility since March 22. The staff member is self-isolating at home and expected to make a full recovery.

They added that as of Saturday morning, no residents have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Newport News Shipbuilding Saturday updates: Confirmed cases rise to 12

NEWPORT NEWS, Va, (WAVY) — Newport News Shipbuilding reported 2 additional confirmed cases Saturday morning.

NNS President Jennifer Boykin announced the latest report on social media Saturday with the two additional cases confirmed from Friday, April 3.

That brings the total number of cases to 12:

  • South Yard: 0 reported cases
  • Mid-Yard: 4 reported cases
  • North Yard: 1 reported cases
  • Off-Yard Offices: 7 reported cases


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