RICHMOND, Va. -- In an effort to provide accurate, easy-to-read information on the on-going COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on our community, WTVR.com will update this post with the day's local coronavirus headlines and statistics.
COVID-19 IN VIRGINIA (Scroll to bottom for U.S. stats)
Positive Tests: 4,509 (+467 from Thursday)
People Hospitalized: 772 (+87 from Thursday)
COVID-19-Linked Deaths: 121 (+12 from Thursday)
People Tested: 35,459 (+2,433 from Thursday)
CITY/COUNTY-BY-COUNTY BREAKDOWN OF CASES
Accomack: 12 (+1)
Alexandria: 174 (+25)
Appomattox: 5 (+1)
Arlington: 312 (+32)
Amelia: 9 (+1)
Augusta: 15 (+2)
Bedford: 15 (+3)
Botetourt: 21 (+3)
Brunswick: 2 (+1)
Buckingham: 10 (+1)
Buena Vista City: 4
Campbell: 7 (+3)
Caroline: 6 (+2)
Charles City: 7 (+2)
Charlotte: 2 (+1)
Charlottesville: 28 (+1)
Chesapeake: 109 (+8)
Chesterfield: 179 (+21)
Colonial Heights: 4 (+2)
Culpeper: 14 (+1)
Cumberland: 8 (+2)
Danville: 20 (+1)
Dinwiddie: 3 (+1)
Fairfax: 777 (+87)
Fairfax City: 1 (new)
Fauquier: 23 (+3)
Floyd: 0 (-1 data entry error, according to VDH)
Fluvanna: 15 (-1)
Franklin City: 6
Franklin County: 13
Frederick: 62 (+8)
Gloucester: 18 (+2)
Goochland: 26 (+2)
Greensville: 7 (+1)
Halifax: 5 (+1)
Hanover: 31 (+2)
Hampton: 62 (+9)
Harrisonburg: 57 (+18)
Henrico: 342 (+23)
Hopewell: 14 (+1)
Isle of Wight: 24
James City: 125 (+2)
King George: 14 (+1)
King and Queen: 2
King William: 2
Louisa: 20 (+3)
Loudoun: 274 (+16)
Lynchburg: 27 (+6)
Manassas City: 27 (+2)
Manassas Park: 7 (+2)
Mecklenburg: 43 (+18)
Middlesex: 3 (+1)
Montgomery: 18 (+1)
Nelson: 4 (+1)
New Kent: 13 (+2)
Newport News: 68 (+4)
Norfolk: 88 (+4)
Northampton: 4 (+2)
Orange: 14 (+5)
Petersburg: 13 (+1)
Poquoson: 6 (+1)
Portsmouth: 48 (+4)
Prince Edward: 5 (+2)
Prince George: 26 (+1)
Prince William: 337 (+38)
Pulaski: 4 (+1)
Richmond City: 139 (+13)
Richmond County: 5 (+2)
Roanoke City: 16 (+1)
Roanoke County: 13 (+4)
Rockingham: 31 (+10)
Scott: 3 (new)
Smyth: 9 (+1)
Spotsylvania: 43 (+7)
Stafford: 60 (+6)
Suffolk: 35 (+4)
Sussex: 8 (+2)
Virginia Beach: 224 (+5)
Warren: 10 (+1)
Washington: 17 (+2)
Waynesboro: 5 (+2)
Westmoreland: 8 (+3)
Williamsburg: 17 (+1)
Wise: 8 (+3)
Wythe: 7 (+1)
*NOTE: This data is provided from the Virginia Department of Health daily at 9 a.m. Officials said their cutoff for data is 5 p.m. the previous day. So your local health department may have issued an alert about a case before it is added to the statewide tally released the following day.
President Donald Trumps's coronavirus task force briefing (scheduled for 1 p.m.)
Gov. Ralph Northam's 2 p.m. COVID-19 briefing
News briefing about COVID-19 outbreak at Canterbury Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center
COVID-19 LOCAL HEADLINES
Coronavirus cases see largest 1-day jump so far in Virginia
Virginia authorities are reporting more than 460 new cases of COVID-19, the largest one-day increase so far in the coronavirus pandemic. More here.
Virginia COVID-19 clusters: 270 new cases reported Thursday
The number of COVID-19 cases associated with "distinct clusters" of local transmission of the virus continues to climb in the Commonwealth, according to Virginia Department of Health (VDH) data released Friday. More here.
Virginia Tech will not refund spring tuition to students
Virginia Tech says it will not give tuition refunds after the school moved classes and spring commencement online in response to the coronavirus pandemic. More here.
Mayor warns of significant economic loss due to COVID-19: 'Buckle up'
Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney said the economic impact of COVID-19 on the city’s budget will lead to “significant” shortfalls for this and next year’s budget. More here.
Henrico nursing home COVID-19 outbreak: 6 residents die in 24 hours; death toll at 39
The death toll at Canterbury Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center is now up to 39 residents, a spokesperson for the center confirmed Thursday. The number of deaths at the center now exceed those of the Life Care Center of Kirkland, Washington, where a COVID-19 outbreak killed 37 residents. More here.
What happens after COVID-19 peaks in Virginia?
The Virginia Department of Health reports over 4,000 positive cases in the state and nearly 700 people are in the hospital as of Thursday. Many people are wondering when Virginia will see its peak in cases, when the number of cases reach its maximum before beginning to decline. Dr. Gonzalo Bearman said hitting a peak, whenever that might be, does not mean things get back to normal. More here.
What happens to child visitation agreements during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Divorced parents with children are having to grapple with the reality of social distancing while sharing custody of their kids, but legal experts say COVID-19 doesn't change the rules of their custody agreements and visitation schedules. More here.
Testing failures, PPE shortage help COVID-19 infiltrate Henrico nursing home unnoticed
Thirty-two people have died of COVID-19 complications at one Henrico nursing home and more than 100 others have been diagnosed with the disease. Experts say that the severe outbreak at Canterbury Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center may have been avoidable. More here.
Virginia man shares his miraculous journey after surviving COVID-19: ‘Keep the faith’
There were days Eric Bryant thought he would never walk out of the hospital. The 51-year-old father of the four was the first patient in Spotsylvania and the fifth statewide to test positive for COVID-19, the virus that nearly killed him. More here.
Expert explains why models of Virginia’s coronavirus peak keeps changing
A widely followed model predicted the peak of hospitalizations in Virginia related to COVID-19 earlier than previously reported. Virginia's COVID-19 peak will hit in late April, according to the latest model from The University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. More here.
Kroger cuts number of customers allowed inside grocery store in half
Kroger will begin limiting the number of customers allowed in stores to 50% of building capacity to allow for proper physical distancing at locations. More here.
Inmate at Bon Air Juvenile Correctional Center tests positive for COVID-19
All units at the Bon Air Juvenile Correctional Center have been placed on medical isolation after an inmate tested positive for COVID-19. More here.
Handling the stressors of the COVID-19 crisis: 'There's nothing wrong with calling for help'
The spread of the coronavirus, and the many changes that comes with it, has also brought new stressors into the lives of many in the commonwealth and across the country. More here.
Capital Trail usage skyrockets amidst COVID-19 pandemic
As businesses close and self-isolation measures increase across Virginia, people are turning to the outdoors to exercise and get some fresh air before heading back inside. More here.
Richmond restaurants cope with COVID to stay open
On this week's "Eat It, Virginia!" podcast, Robey and Scott continue to focus on the people keeping their restaurants open amid COVID-19 uncertainty. More here.
We're Open and socially distant: Richmond restaurants navigate COVID-19
As Virginia restaurants either close or adapt to social distancing, Robey and Scott focused this week's Eat It, Virginia podcast on the people who continued to run their restaurants with the hope of providing for both their restaurant families and the communities in which they serve. More here.
Explore Virginia's museums, zoos, and historical sites through these virtual experiences
As Virginians adjusts to social-distancing measures and businesses and institutions close their doors, online learning experiences are growing in importance. And in the Commonwealth, there's no shortage of online, interactive learning experiences. From exploring the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts collections to interacting with animals at the Virginia zoo to an online stroll through Lewis Ginter Botanical gardens, kids and adults alike can explore the state's treasures from the comfort of their own homes. More here.
COMPLETE COVERAGE: COVID-19 HEADLINES (App users, click here for complete list.)
How you can get rent relief money as eviction moratorium expires7:50 PM, Aug 01, 2021
Pentagon requires masks indoors at military installations regardless of vaccination status7:18 PM, Aug 01, 2021
Epidemiologist: Kids are catching COVID at these hotspots6:26 PM, Aug 01, 2021
Pandemic eviction crisis leads to greater tenant protections4:18 PM, Aug 01, 2021
In Norfolk, visitors to city buildings must wear masks4:17 PM, Aug 01, 2021
Florida sets record for COVID hospitalizations2:46 PM, Aug 01, 2021
Fauci says more 'pain and suffering' still ahead10:10 AM, Aug 01, 2021
COVID-19 hospitalizations in Va. ticked up over past week9:10 AM, Aug 01, 2021
COVID-19 in Virginia: 6,000+ new cases reported8:07 PM, Jul 31, 2021
Florida breaks record with more than 21,000 new COVID cases6:56 PM, Jul 31, 2021
2 travelers from US fined $15,000+ for fake COVID vax docs8:40 AM, Jul 31, 2021
Tokyo sees virus record at Olympics midpoint8:29 AM, Jul 31, 2021
Week into school year, COVID concerning Hopewell parents6:24 PM, Jul 30, 2021
Reports: Disney to require salaried, non-union hourly employees in U.S. to be vaccinated4:47 PM, Jul 30, 2021
Some concerned large outdoor gatherings could be super spreaders3:17 PM, Jul 30, 2021
'Breakthrough' cases, high COVID-19 viral load led to new CDC guidance2:23 PM, Jul 30, 2021
Hanover leader on delta variant: 'This is extremely serious'11:57 AM, Jul 30, 2021
$10B available to fund testing in schools, but being used by all11:13 AM, Jul 30, 2021
Broadway to require proof of vaccination10:50 AM, Jul 30, 2021
CDC: Delta variant appears to spread as easily as chickenpox9:19 AM, Jul 30, 2021
Japan expands virus emergency after record spikes amid Games1:41 AM, Jul 30, 2021
Arkansas governor declares public health emergency4:49 PM, Jul 29, 2021
Biden administration offers $100 incentive to unvaccinated4:22 PM, Jul 29, 2021
Israel to offer 3rd COVID booster shot3:58 PM, Jul 29, 2021
LATEST COVID-19 U.S. AND WORLDWIDE STATS