RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Here’s the latest coronavirus update from the Virginia Department of Health for Friday, January 15:
COVID-19 related deaths in the Commonwealth have increased by 15, bringing the total number of Virginians who have lost their lives to 5,656 — 4,982 confirmed and 674 probable.
Currently, there are 422,634 COVID-19 cases in the state. A total of 2,127 outbreaks have contributed to 50,551 COVID-19 cases in the state.
The positivity rate has been decreasing slightly this week and is now at 15.2 percent.
Vaccine summary for Virginia
VDH is reporting that 237,855 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered as of Jan. 15, with a total of 943,400 vaccine doses distributed.
A total of 30,475 people have been fully vaccinated in Virginia. A majority of the people fully vaccinated are in the 30-39 age group.
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. 20 and 27 – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 4400 Beulah Road.
- Saturday, Jan. 23 – 10 a.m. to noon. Chesterfield Health Department, 9501 Lucy Corr Circle
- 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. 14, the college has reported:
- 83 active student cases and 33 active employee cases of COVID-19.
- 3 students are in isolation on campus.
- 4 students are in quarantine on campus.
As of Jan. 13, here is what the college has reported:
- 14 active cases of COVID-19.
- The total positivity rate for December is 3.9 percent
The university’s dashboard as of Jan. 14 shows that:
- 20 total (students and employees) active cases.
- 1,769 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: 410 cases, 12 deaths
- Chesterfield County: 23,812 cases, 356 deaths
- City of Colonial Heights: 1,386 cases, 46 deaths
- City of Hopewell: 2,145 cases, 54 deaths
- City of Petersburg: 3,220 cases, 64 deaths
- City of Richmond: 14,971 cases, 214 deaths
- Dinwiddie County: 1,825 cases, 33 deaths
- Goochland County: 1,225 cases, 17 deaths
- Hanover County: 6,782 cases, 138 deaths
- Henrico County: 21,639cases, 537 deaths
- New Kent County: 1,258 cases, 12 death
- Powhatan County: 1,661 cases, 10 deaths
- Some patients diagnosed with COVID-19 may experience an odd symptom: rash-like inflammation of the toes.
- The Virginia Department of Health is reporting 1,477 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, with 91 new deaths. The state's positivity rate remains at 6.3%.
- Many Virginians are anxiously awaiting their chance to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The best way to ensure the state knows you want your shot is to pre-register on the Vaccinate Virginia website.
- Some Virginia residents are raising concerns about COVID-19 vaccination scheduling. They told 8News, they're worried that there could be a potential to miss an opportunity for an appointment, as the Department of Health is reaching out through unknown numbers.
- Some New York lawmakers are calling for Gov. Andrew Cuomo's impeachment after reports late Thursday that his top aides altered a state Health Department report to omit the true number of people killed by COVID-19 in the state's nursing homes.
- A total of 763,439 people have been fully vaccinated in Virginia. According to the most recent Census data, there are 8,535,519 people living in the state.
- Health experts are trying to determine how effective the COVID-19 vaccine is at stopping the spread of the virus.
- A family is grieving a loss as painful as it is surprising. They believe 48-year-old father Ben Price took his own life after developing a rare and little understood phenomenon called "COVID psychosis."
- The Crater Health District will now be holding COVID-19 vaccination clinics at Virginia State University. The first clinic will kick off at 9 a.m. on Saturday at the VSU Multi-Purpose Center.
- Some people are now scouring the internet on the hunt for vaccine events and possible extra doses. They then show up at local pharmacies hoping to score a shot.