RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The Virginia Department of Health has released the latest data regarding COVID-19 in the Commonwealth.
On Tuesday morning, the health department reported 147,516, 139,961 confirmed and 7,555 probable. The state has dealt with nearly 11,000 hospitalizations and 3,187 deaths.
The current state 7-day positivity rate is low at 4.6 percent.
Upcoming testing locations
- Tuesday, September 29 — Broad Rock Community Center 4 to 6 p.m.
- Wednesday, September 30 — The Saint Paul’s Baptist Church North 10 a.m. to noon
- Friday, October 2 —Eastern Henrico Health Department 1 to 4 p.m.
- Tuesday, Sept. 29 — United Methodist Church 5 to 7 p.m.
COVID-19 at local universities
As of Sept. 29, the college has reported:
- 28 active student cases and 6 active employee cases of COVID-19.
- 6 students are in isolation on campus.
- 18 students are in quarantine on campus.
As of Sept. 28, here is what the college has reported:
- 19 total cases and 3 active cases of COVID-19.
- The university said there were 25 people who tested positive before arriving on campus.
- 0.4 percent cumulative testing positivity rate
The university’s dashboard as of Sept. 25 shows that:
- 64 total (students and employees) active cases.
- 1,433 people have recovered from the virus since July.
- The overall positivity rate of the university’s health center’s test is 23.84%
- Read about one JMU student’s experience with COVID-19 here.
Local coronavirus cases
- Charles City County: 326 cases, 9 deaths
- Chesterfield County: 18,005 cases, 198 deaths
- City of Colonial Heights: 964 cases, 30 deaths
- City of Hopewell: 1,545 cases, 14 deaths
- City of Petersburg: 2,392 cases, 36 deaths
- City of Richmond: 12,109 cases, 119 deaths
- Dinwiddie County: 1,375 cases, 18 deaths
- Goochland County: 968 cases, 7 deaths
- Hanover County: 5,531 cases, 95 deaths
- Henrico County: 17,411 cases, 330 deaths
- New Kent County: 988 cases, 7 death
- Powhatan County: 1,220 cases, 7 deaths
- Colonial Heights Public Schools students and staff will return to in-person learning on Monday, Jan. 25, 2020.
- The Placer County Sheriff’s Office and Public Health reported Saturday that they are investigating the death of a man who received a COVID-19 vaccine.
- The Chesterfield Health District is working to establish a portal residents can use to register to get the COVID-19 vaccine after some confusion about a resource online.
- Over 22,500 people received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, the Virginia Department of Health reported.
- For some who survive COVID-19, beating the virus doesn't mean the end of the fight.
- Nearly a year to the day after the Chinese city of Wuhan went into lockdown to contain a virus that had already escaped, President Joe Biden began putting into effect a new war plan for fighting the outbreak in the U.S., Germany topped 50,000 deaths, and Britain closed in on 100,000.
- Some Richmond Public Schools employees will have to wait just a little bit longer for their COVID-19 vaccination. RPS released a statement on Friday saying the Virginia Department of Health is pushing back appointments due to a national vaccine shortage.
- A petition demanding vaccinations for Chesterfield teachers returning to county classrooms has nearly 4,000 signatures. It's the latest move inside the battle between some county parents and the school board.
- Health officials predict a 2-3 month wait for Phase 1b completion, COVID-19 vaccine demand outweighing supplyVirginia health officials are working to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine while managing high demand. The state received 300,000 requests in one week but only around a third of that supply is available.
- Mayor Levar Stoney and Dr. Anthony Fauci spoke about how the federal government can help localities fight the COVID-19 outbreak during the United States Conference of Mayors' 89th annual Winter Meeting on Friday.