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
- 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
- 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
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.
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
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
- Many 8News viewers have been asking how and where do you sign up to get your vaccination?
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- Chesterfield County Public Schools has not received the full order of COVID-19 vaccines it needs to vaccinate teachers and staff, according to an announcement from superintendent Mervin B. Daugherty.
- Like so much else in the pandemic, the scientific picture of so-called long-haulers is still developing. It’s not clear how prevalent long-term COVID problems are or why some patients keep suffering while others do not.
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- California on Monday became the first state to record more than 3 million known coronavirus infections.