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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Wednesday, November 18 — Petersburg Public Library, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
COVID-19 AT LOCAL UNIVERSITIES
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.
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%
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: 313 cases, 9 deaths
- Chesterfield County: 17,254 cases, 194 deaths
- City of Colonial Heights: 913 cases, 30 deaths
- City of Hopewell: 1,420 cases, 12 deaths
- City of Petersburg: 2,111 cases, 36 deaths
- City of Richmond: 11,718 cases, 118 deaths
- Dinwiddie County: 1,296 cases, 18 deaths
- Goochland County: 917 cases, 7 deaths
- Hanover County: 5,299 cases, 91 deaths
- Henrico County: 16,705 cases, 326 deaths
- New Kent County: 946 cases, 7 death
- Powhatan County: 1,175 cases, 7 deaths
- On average 18,740 COVID-19 vaccine doses are being administered every day in Virginia, according to the state's health department.
- Henrico County funeral home manager explains why staff are essential, first responders; received COVID-19 vaccineMarlow Waller, Manager of March Funeral Homes in Henrico County, said one important industry is often left out of conversations about first responders.
- As the U.S. enters what Joe Biden has warned may be the "toughest and deadliest period of the virus,” the president is set to introduce a new national COVID-19 strategy to ramp up vaccinations, reopen schools and businesses and increase mask-wearing.
- A Missouri man who said the cause of his mother's death was inaccurately reported as COVID-19 has been found to be right.
- President Joe Biden’s top medical adviser on COVID-19, Dr. Anthony Fauci, on Thursday announced renewed U.S. support for the World Health Organization after it faced criticism from the Trump administration, laying out new commitments to tackle the coronavirus and other global health issues.
- The COVID-19 vaccines rolling out in the United States, the United Kingdom and other parts of the world so far require two shots given a few weeks apart.
- Have a question about COVID-19 or the vaccine? Residents in Charles City, Goochland, Hanover and New Kent counties can now dial a local number to get their questions answered.
- "Come with me if you want to live," Schwarzenegger said in a video he posted to Twitter showing the moment the "Terminator" star was vaccinated. The actor and former governor urged all Californians to get vaccinated as soon as they become eligible.
- Allergic reactions to the COVID-19 vaccine are rare and one San Diego woman ended up being one of the unlucky ones. She said she won’t hesitate to get her second dose next month.
- To help encourage its workforce to get vaccinated, Lidl announced it will give $200 in extra pay to employees who receive the COVID-19 vaccine.