Coronavirus update: Daily COVID-19 related deaths reported increasing in Virginia

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Virginia’s daily count of new COVID-19 cases is just below the 7-day average. The Virginia Department of Health is reporting 1,235 new cases Friday.

According to the state health department, Virginia has a total of 199,262 cases — 181,476 confirmed and 17,786 probable. Deaths in the state increased by 27 bringing the total to 3,785.

The state’s positivity rate is at 6.5 percent.

Locally,  COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Richmond, said Health Director Dr. Danny Avula during a virtual update Thursday.

Younger people are making up a large part of the city’s COVID-19 cases. Dr. Avula said the 20-29 age group is dominating the number of cases, followed by the 30-39 age group.

TESTING LOCATIONS

RICHMOND

  • Monday, November 12 — Stonewall Avenue Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority Senior Building, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Tuesdays, November 17 and 24 — Walmsley UMC, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

CHESTERFIELD

  • Saturday, November 14, and 21 — Chesterfield Health Department Smith-Wagner Building Multi-Purpose Room, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  
  • Thursday, November 12, and 19 — Faith and Family Center, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • Fridays, November 13 and 20 — Second Baptist Church, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.  
  • Mondays, November 16, 23, and 30 — Second Baptist Church, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, November 11 and 18 — St. Augustine Catholic Church, 11 a.m.  

PETERSBURG

  • Wednesday, November 18 — Petersburg Public Library, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

COVID-19 AT LOCAL UNIVERSITIES

Virginia Commonwealth University

As of Nov. 12, the college has reported:

  • 30 active student cases and 10 active employee cases of COVID-19.
  • 6 student is in isolation on campus.
  • 21 students are in quarantine on campus.

University of Richmond

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

  • 53 total cases and 13 active cases of COVID-19.
  • The university said the monthly testing positivity rate for October is 1.2%

James Madison University

The university’s dashboard as of Nov. 11, shows that:

  • 25 total (students and employees) active cases.
  • 1,603 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: 489 cases, 15 deaths
  • Chesterfield County: 26,735 cases, 413 deaths
  • City of Colonial Heights: 1,650 cases, 58 deaths
  • City of Hopewell: 2,508 cases, 66 deaths
  • City of Petersburg: 3,717 cases, 81 deaths
  • City of Richmond: 16,549 cases, 256 deaths
  • Dinwiddie County: 2,072 cases, 42 deaths
  • Goochland County: 1,401 cases, 23 deaths
  • Hanover County: 7,864 cases, 150 deaths
  • Henrico County: 24,553 cases, 595 deaths
  • New Kent County: 1,453 cases, 15 deaths
  • Powhatan County: 1,852 cases, 15 deaths

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