Coronavirus update: State positivity down to 4.6 percent

Virginia News

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

Richmond

  • 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.

Chesterfield

  • Tuesday, Sept. 29 — United Methodist Church 5 to 7 p.m.

COVID-19 at local universities

Virginia Commonwealth University

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.

University of Richmond

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

James Madison University

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
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