RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Here’s the latest coronavirus update from the Virginia Department of Health for Thursday, April 29:
COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations
The Virginia Department of Health reported 1,187 new cases, which includes those who tested positive and people with known exposure to COVID-19. In total, Virginia has reported 658,341 COVID-19 cases and 10,751 deaths.
As of today, the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association is reporting that 960 people are currently in the hospital with COVID-19, with 237 of those patients in the ICU. There are 138 people currently on a ventilator.
Virginia’s vaccination effort
Virginia is getting 74,066 COVID-19 vaccine doses into arms each day on average. According to the state’s health department, more than six million doses have been administered in Virginia.
As of April 29, 29.9% of the state’s population has been fully vaccinated. Over six million people in the state have received their first COVID-19 vaccine dose.
Local COVID-19 vaccine updates
- All Virginians 16 and older are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. This comes as the Commonwealth moved into Phase 2 of the vaccination process Sunday, April 18. With a new phase, the state is changing the way some can schedule appointments.
- The Chickahominy Health District is offering walk-up vaccines to residents 18 and older who still need their first dose. This is happening on Mondays and Fridays at the Ashland Clinic on Junction Drive. Walk-ins are accepted from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m. On Wednesdays, walk-ins are accepted from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
- Hanover is offering a special clinic prioritizing teens using the Pfizer vaccine. The vaccine will be available during select Wednesday evening clinics at Ashland Junction beginning this week on April 28. For more information, click here.
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COVID-19 at local universities
As of April 28, the college has reported:
- 33 active student cases and 3 active employee cases of COVID-19.
- 1 student is in isolation on campus.
- 4 students are in quarantine on campus.
As of April 28, here is what the college has reported:
- 2 current active COVID-19 cases
- March 2021 monthly positivity was 0.5%
- 27,987 total COVID-19 tests*
*Total COVID tests are the total number of PCR or antigen tests conducted by UR or self-reported by students, faculty and staff.
Local COVID-19 cases in Central 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