Coronavirus update: 84 new COVID-19 deaths reported in Virginia — second highest count since pandemic started

Virginia News

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Here’s the latest on the coronavirus pandemic focusing on Virginia for Jan. 12, 2021:

The Virginia Department of Health is reporting 4,561 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases to 407,947.

The death toll is now at 5,477 after deaths in the commonwealth increased by 84. This is the second-highest number of deaths reported since the pandemic started.

According to the Virginia Hospitals and Healthcare Association, 33,562 COVID-19 patients were discharged from the hospital. Currently, there are 3,185 patients in the hospital who either have COVID-19 or have pending test results. Of those patients, 582 are in the ICU and 349 are on a ventilator.

VDH is reporting that 200,402 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered as of Jan. 12, with a total of 773,825 vaccine doses distributed.

TESTING LOCATIONS NEAR YOU

CHESTERFIELD

  • Mondays: Jan. 18 and 25 – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Second Baptist Church, 5100 West Hundred Road.
  • Wednesdays: Jan. 13, 20 and 27 – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 4400 Beulah Road.
  • Saturdays: Jan. 23 – 10 a.m. to noon. Chesterfield Health Department, 9501 Lucy Corr Circle

RICHMOND

  • Tuesday, Jan. 12  — 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Eastern Henrico Health Department, 1400 N. Laburnum Avenue.
  • Thursday, Jan. 14 — 1 to 3 p.m. Broad Rock Community Center, 4615 Ferguson Lane.
  • Friday, Jan. 15 — 1 to 3 p.m. Eastern Henrico Health Department, 1400 N. Laburnum Avenue.

Richmond and Henrico district residents can call the COVID-19 hotline to register at (804) 205-3501.
Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except major holidays.

Click here to find a test near you.

COVID-19 at local universities

Virginia Commonwealth University

As of Jan. 8, the college has reported:

  • 37 active student cases and 19 active employee cases of COVID-19.
  • 0 students are in isolation on campus.
  • 0 students are in quarantine on campus.

University of Richmond

As of Jan. 11, here is what the college has reported:

  • 12 active cases of COVID-19.
  • 9,483 total COVID-19 tests
  • Total positivity rate for December is 3.9 percent

James Madison University

The university’s dashboard as of Jan. 8 shows that:

  • 25 total (students and employees) active cases.
  • 1,756 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: 300 cases, 9 deaths
  • Chesterfield County: 16,641 cases, 193 deaths
  • City of Colonial Heights: 876 cases, 30 deaths
  • City of Hopewell: 1,356 cases, 12 deaths
  • City of Petersburg: 2,125 cases, 35 deaths
  • City of Richmond: 11,416 cases, 118 deaths
  • Dinwiddie County: 1,260 cases, 17 deaths
  • Goochland County: 877 cases, 7 deaths
  • Hanover County: 5,171 cases, 83 deaths
  • Henrico County: 16,163 cases, 316 deaths
  • New Kent County: 888 cases, 7 death
  • Powhatan County: 1,151 cases, 6 deaths
Coronavirus Updates

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