Coronavirus update: Henrico County COVID-19 cases surpass 11,000

Virginia News

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Here’s the latest on the coronavirus pandemic for December 22, 2020:

The Virginia Department of Health reported 314,481 cases of COVID-19 — 268,472 confirmed and 46,009 probable — Tuesday. The death toll is now at 4,705.

Virginia Hospitals and Healthcare Association reported 28,175 people with the virus have been released from the hospital.

A total of 1,836 outbreaks in the state has contributed to 41,727 COVID-19 cases.

With about 80% of its ICU beds filled, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System will implement tighter restrictions on patient visitation Tuesday by limiting visits for adults without COVID-19 from noon to 8 p.m. only.

The current policy at VCU Health’s hospital in Richmond allows for only one person to visit a non-COVID-19 patient between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The impending change on Tuesday will cut that window by four hours, VCU Health spokeswoman Laura Rossacher told 8News’ Kerri O’Brien.

Dr. David Lanning, the interim chief medical officer for VCU Medical Center, said the system has over 70 COVID-19 patients as of Monday and will have to reschedule some elective surgeries and shift an unknown number of appointments to telemedicine due to growing concerns over the strain on the hospital’s ICU.



  • Monday, Dec. 28 – 1 to 3 p.m. Second Baptist Church, 5100 West Hundred Road
  • Tuesdays: Dec. 22 and 29 – 10 a.m. to noon. Walmsley United Methodist Church, 2950 Walmsley Blvd.
  • Wednesdays: Dec. 30 – 10 a.m. to noon. St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 4400 Beulah Road
  • Thursday: Dec. 31 – 10 a.m. to noon. Walmsley United Methodist Church, 2950 Walmsley Blvd.

Flu vaccines are also available everyday Monday-Friday throughout December (closed on the 24th and 25th), 8:00am-4:30pm at Richmond City Health District (400 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23220).


  • 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
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