RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Here’s the latest on the coronavirus pandemic focusing on Virginia for Jan. 13, 2021:
The Virginia Department of Health is reporting 4,598 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases to 412,545. As of today, 5,552 people have lost their lives to COVID-19 across the commonwealth.
Virginia’s positivity rate dropped back down to 15.9 percent.
According to the Virginia Hospitals and Healthcare Association, 33,798 COVID-19 patients were discharged from the hospital. Currently, there are 3,209 patients in the hospital who either have COVID-19 or have pending test results. Of those patients, 587 are in the ICU and 362 are on a ventilator.
Vaccine summary for Virginia
VDH is reporting that 193,272 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered as of Jan. 13, with a total of 904,400 vaccine doses distributed.
A total of 22,985 people in the state have been fully vaccinated.
Testing locations near you
- Mondays: Jan. 11, 18 and 25 – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Second Baptist Church, 5100 West Hundred Road.
- Wednesdays: Jan. 13, 20 and 27 – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 4400 Beulah Road.
- Saturdays: Jan. 23 – 10 a.m. to noon. Chesterfield Health Department, 9501 Lucy Corr Circle
- Thursday, Jan. 14 — 1 to 3 p.m. Broad Rock Community Center, 4615 Ferguson Lane.
- Friday, Jan. 15 — 1 to 3 p.m. Eastern Henrico Health Department, 1400 N. Laburnum Avenue.
Richmond and Henrico district residents can call the COVID-19 hotline to register at (804) 205-3501.
Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except major holidays.
Click here to find a test near you.
COVID-19 at local universities
As of Jan. 13, the college has reported:
- 75 active student cases and 31 active employee cases of COVID-19.
- 3 students are in isolation on campus.
- 1 student is in quarantine on campus.
As of Jan. 11, here is what the college has reported:
- 12 active cases of COVID-19.
- 9,483 total COVID-19 tests
- The total positivity rate for December is 3.9 percent
The university’s dashboard as of Jan. 13 shows that:
- 26 total (students and employees) active cases.
- 1,757 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: 316 cases, 9 deaths
- Chesterfield County: 17,408 cases, 195 deaths
- City of Colonial Heights: 924 cases, 30 deaths
- City of Hopewell: 1,436 cases, 12 deaths
- City of Petersburg: 2,253 cases, 36 deaths
- City of Richmond: 11,778 cases, 119 deaths
- Dinwiddie County: 1,312 cases, 18 deaths
- Goochland County: 930 cases, 7 deaths
- Hanover County: 5,332 cases, 93 deaths
- Henrico County: 16,846 cases, 329 deaths
- New Kent County: 953 cases, 7 death
- Powhatan County: 1,184 cases, 7 deaths
- 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.
- Between 150 and 200 National Guard deployed to Washington, D.C., to provide security for President Joe Biden's inauguration have tested positive for the coronavirus, a U.S. official said on Friday.
- A bill — still alive in the Virginia House of Delegates — would allow parents or guardians the right to reject a Covid-19 vaccine for their child — based on their religious beliefs.
- From answering 9-1-1 calls and health department hotlines, to passing out meals to families in need — Henrico's school nurses have adapted to whatever is needed while schools are in virtual learning.
- Dr. Avula: localities receive vaccine allotments based on population, weekly vaccine shipments below demandDr. Danny Avula gave an update on Virginia's current vaccination efforts. Right now the state is distributing 105,000 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations each week, despite a much higher demand.
- Third stimulus check: GOP lawmaker wants $1,400 payment reserved for people who get COVID-19 vaccineOne lawmaker says he'll support $1,400 checks — but only for people who make the commitment and get the COVID-19 vaccine.