RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Virginia’s COVID-19 cases increased by 3,295, state health officials reported.
On average the commonwealth is seeing a daily increase of 3,564 new COVID-19 cases. VDH data also shows that deaths in Virginia went up by 45 bringing COVID-19 fatalities to 4,598.
The state’s positivity rate increased slightly to 11.8 percent.
The Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association is reporting that there are currently 2,409 COVID-19 patients hospitalized for the virus. There have been 27,471 COVID-19 patients discharged from the hospital since the pandemic started.
TESTING LOCATIONS NEAR YOU
- Mondays: Dec. 21 and 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.
- Friday: Dec. 18 – 10 a.m. to noon. Second Baptist Church, 5100 West Hundred Road
- Saturdays: Dec. 12 and 19 – 10 a.m. to noon. Chesterfield Health Department, Smith-Wagner Building Multi-Purpose Room, 9501 Lucy Corr Circle
- Friday, December 18th, Regency Square Parking Deck (1420 N Parham Rd, Richmond, VA 23229)**
**indicates drive thru event
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).
COVID-19 AT LOCAL UNIVERSITIES
As of Dec. 17, the college has reported:
- 30 active student cases and 9 active employee cases of COVID-19.
- 0 student is in isolation on campus.
- 3 students are in quarantine on campus.
As of Dec. 16, here is what the college has reported:
- 119 total cases and 8 active cases of COVID-19.
- The university said the monthly testing positivity rate for November is 2.7 percent.
The university’s dashboard as of Dec. 16, shows that:
- 39 total (students and employees) active cases.
- 1,687 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: 311 cases, 9 deaths
- Chesterfield County: 17,097 cases, 193 deaths
- City of Colonial Heights: 906 cases, 30 deaths
- City of Hopewell: 1,416 cases, 12 deaths
- City of Petersburg: 2,196 cases, 35 deaths
- City of Richmond: 11,636 cases, 118 deaths
- Dinwiddie County: 1,288 cases, 17 deaths
- Goochland County: 903 cases, 7 deaths
- Hanover County: 5,271 cases, 88 deaths
- Henrico County: 16,585 cases, 323 deaths
- New Kent County: 939 cases, 7 death
- Powhatan County: 1,175 cases, 6 deaths
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