RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Virginia reported 2,544 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, the second highest daily total to date in the commonwealth. The record for a one-day increase was set this week when 2,677 cases were reported on Monday.
According to new data provided by the Virginia Department of Health, 3,912 people in the commonwealth have died due to the virus and nearly 14,000 hospitalizations have been investigated by VDH.
The commonwealth has reported 213,331 total cases since the pandemic hit in mid-March. The seven-day average number of daily new cases reported went from 1,823 to 2,010 and the total number of new cases per 100,000 people is 288.4 within the last two weeks.
The online dashboard from the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association shows there are 1,510 patients in hospitals across the commonwealth who have either tested positive for the novel coronavirus or have test results that are pending. VHHA data shows that nearly 23,000 patients have been discharged from the hospital, 318 are currently hospitalized in the ICU and 133 are on a ventilator.
As cases climb in Virginia and across the country, Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech announced plans Friday to file for emergency authorization for their COVID-19 vaccine to be used in the U.S. The companies said Thursday that the vaccine appears to be 95% effective.
COVID-19 AT LOCAL UNIVERSITIES
As of Nov. 19, the university has reported:
- 19 active student cases and 11 active employee cases of COVID-19.
- 7 students in isolation on campus.
- 21 students are in quarantine on campus.
As of Nov. 18, here is what the university has reported:
- 81 total cases and 28 active cases of COVID-19.
- The university said the monthly testing positivity rate for October is 1.2%
The university’s dashboard as of Nov. 20, shows that:
- 35 total (students and employees) active cases.
- 1,618 people have recovered from the virus since July.
- Read about one JMU student’s experience with COVID-19 here.
LOCAL COVID-19 CASES
- Charles City County: 127 cases, 5 death
- Chesterfield County: 8,451 cases, 124 deaths
- City of Colonial Heights: 369 cases, 26 deaths
- City of Hopewell: 576 cases, 9 deaths
- City of Richmond: 6,215 cases, 80 deaths
- Dinwiddie County: 618 cases, 13 deaths
- Goochland County: 389 cases, 7 deaths
- Hanover County: 2,139 cases, 49 deaths
- Henrico County: 7,604 cases, 242 deaths
- New Kent County: 351 cases, 4 death
- Powhatan County: 391 cases, 6 deaths
- The Richmond and Henrico Health Districts plan to start vaccinating children as soon as the FDA gives approval for use in kids aged 12-15.
- Virginia Union University will start hosting walk-up COVID-19 vaccinations on Fridays over the next few weeks.
- More hopeful signs that the U.S. is moving in the right direction in the fight against the coronavirus nationwide, the number of new infections continues to drop, and as of Friday, they are at the lowest level we've seen in seven months.
- Coronavirus update: VCU survey shows over 60% of Virginia parents are willing to vaccinate their childrenAfter a year of the coronavirus raging across the U.S., a survey from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) shows a trend towards keeping all residents of the Commonwealth safe from the virus.
- An Illinois family is mourning the loss of a 15-year-old girl who died from COVID-19 just two days after testing positive.
- The Crater Health District is seeking information about parents' willingness to get their child vaccinated. This comes as Pfizer seeks FDA approval to vaccinate children ages 12 to 15.
- Pfizer and BioNTech announced they're applying for full approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its two-dose COVID-19 vaccine.
- Social distancing could soon be a thing of the past in Virginia. Gov. Ralph Northam plans to lift all capacity and social distancing restrictions on June 15 if the state's COVID-19 data continues to trend downwards.
- The days are ticking down until the final bell rings to signal the start of summer for students throughout Virginia. For those hoping to book a trip, travel trends and coronavirus-related restrictions are changing rapidly, making planning especially important.
- HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC)— The Richmond and Henrico Health Districts are making plans to vaccinate children as soon as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gives the approval. Amy Popovich, Nurse Manager for the Richmond and Henrico Health Districts, said children ages 12 to 15 will have plenty of opportunities to get the vaccine. Pharmacies […]