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 COVID-19 Cases: 68,931 (+943 from Thursday)
People Hospitalized: 6,675 (+50 from Thursday)
COVID-19-Linked Deaths: 1,958 (+21 from Thursday)
Total Tests: 846,912 (+17,119 from Thursday)
CITY/COUNTY-BY-COUNTY BREAKDOWN OF CASES
Albemarle: 520 (+8)
Alexandria: 2,439 (+20)
Appomattox: 46 (+2)
Arlington: 2,582 (+15)
Augusta: 204 (+4)
Bedford: 144 (+2)
Bland: 3 (+1)
Bristol: 10 (+2)
Botetourt: 151 (+1)
Brunswick: 123 (+7)
Buchanan: 39 (+1)
Buckingham: 574 (+2)
Buena Vista City: 18 (+3)
Campbell: 56 (+2)
Caroline: 135 (+3)
Carroll: 244 (+3)
Charles City: 41
Charlotte: 35 (+2)
Charlottesville: 260 (+9)
Chesapeake: 1,162 (+45)
Chesterfield: 3,135 (+30)
Colonial Heights: 152 (+1)
Culpeper: 841 (+4)
Danville: 104 (+2)
Essex: 63 (-1)
Fairfax: 14,356 (+72)
Fairfax City: 72
Falls Church: 51 (-2)
Fauquier: 471 (+11)
Fluvanna: 128 (+2)
Franklin City: 69 (+3)
Franklin County: 105 (-1)
Frederick: 536 (+2)
Galax: 283 (+1)
Gloucester: 65 (+1)
Greene: 80 (+2)
Greensville: 374 (+1)
Halifax: 76 (+3)
Hanover: 467 (+8)
Hampton: 454 (+30)
Harrisonburg: 976 (+1)
Henrico: 2,784 (+59)
Henry: 339 (+9)
Hopewell: 193 (+1)
Isle of Wight: 215 (+6)
James City: 332 (+9)
King George: 104 (+2)
King and Queen: 26
King William: 54
Lee: 17 (+2)
Lexington: 13 (+1)
Loudoun: 4,349 (+30)
Lunenburg: 40 (+1)
Lynchburg: 177 (+8)
Manassas City: 1,472 (+10)
Manassas Park: 455 (+4)
Martinsville: 107 (+3)
Mecklenburg: 253 (+1)
Middlesex: 16 (+1)
Montgomery: 177 (+5)
New Kent: 63 (+1)
Newport News: 679 (+20)
Norfolk: 1,360 (+71)
Northampton: 273 (+1)
Northumberland: 38 (+1)
Nottoway: 117 (+3)
Orange: 158 (+3)
Page: 296 (+1)
Petersburg: 320 (+6)
Pittsylvania: 148 (+2)
Portsmouth: 627 (+22)
Powhatan: 87 (+1)
Prince Edward: 236 (+2)
Prince George: 277 (+23)
Prince William: 7,742 (+55)
Pulaski: 51 (+3)
Richmond City: 2,361 (+28)
Richmond County: 308 (+4)
Roanoke City: 552 (+10)
Roanoke County: 309 (+8)
Rockbridge: 32 (-1)
Rockingham: 771 (+8)
Russell: 18 (+3)
Salem: 87 (+3)
Shenandoah: 606 (+2)
Smyth: 43 (+1)
Spotsylvania: 1,077 (+17)
Southampton: 170 (+2)
Stafford: 1,048 (+10)
Staunton: 90 (+5)
Suffolk: 526 (+22)
Sussex: 211 (+1)
Tazewell: 24 (+1)
Virginia Beach: 1,663 (+116)
Warren: 304 (+1)
Washington: 76 (+2)
Waynesboro: 117 (+3)
Westmoreland: 171 (+47)
Winchester: 336 (+2)
Wise: 36 (+2)
York: 144 (+4)
*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. Get the latest charts and updated numbers from VDH here.
COVID-19 LOCAL HEADLINES
Coronavirus impact to Virginia budget not as bad as feared
The coronavirus pandemic’s impact on Virginia’s state budget hasn’t been as bad as previously feared. Read more.
CDC director: Agency is not changing guidance for reopening schools
Dr. Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, insisted Thursday that his agency would not be issuing new guidelines for reopening schools. Read more.
CIAA suspends sports for fall 2020 amid COVID-19 concerns
Officials say the decision was made after a thorough analysis of the pandemic and the reality that several CIAA schools are located in states experiencing dramatic increases in new COVID-19 cases. Read more.
5 new COVID-19 outbreak reported Friday
Data show 265 (+1 from yesterday's report) outbreaks at long-term care facilities with a total of 7,139 COVID-19 cases and 1,173 deaths. That is up 33 cases and 14 additional deaths from the previous day's report.. Read more.
More COVID-19 patients discharged from Virginia hospitals
More than 50 additional COVID-19 patients have been discharged from Virginia hospitals in the last 24 hours, according to data from the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA). Read more.
Richmond law firms, private schools, medical practices receive millions in stimulus loans
The Small Business Administration on Monday released the names of entities that received at least $150,000 in funds. Read more.
President Trump says he will pressure governors to reopen schools this fall
President Donald Trump said he will pressure governors to reopen schools this fall, claiming that governors could make “political statements” by refusing to reopen schools. Read more.
COVID-19 cases spike dramatically among young adults in Virginia Beach
The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health says they are reporting an increase in the number of positive tests for coronavirus among residents in ages younger than 30 years. Read more.
Some Richmond restaurants opt to stay in Phase 2
With Phase 3 underway in Virginia as of Wednesday, some restaurants are expanding operations. However, others are erring on the side of caution. Read more.
Virginia will maintain restrictions on bar seating under Phase 3
As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in some states, Governor Ralph Northam has decided bar seating will remain prohibited in restaurants when Phase Three begins Wednesday, July 1. Read more.
Red Cross urging blood donations, testing for antibodies
The Red Cross is urging Central Virginians to donate blood during the COVID-19 crisis and will test blood, platelet, and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies for a limited time. Read more.
Virginia is one of more than a dozen US states now requiring masks to be worn in public
With coronavirus cases ramping up in a number of US states, more than a dozen US governors have issued mandates to wear masks while in public settings. Read more.
COVID-19 cases are surging among young people
Coronavirus infections are climbing rapidly among young Americans in a number of states where bars, stores, and restaurants have reopened. Read more.
$50m in CARES Act funding to help families with rent, mortgage payments
Virginia Ralph Northam is calling on Chief Circuit Court judges around the state to extend an eviction moratorium as appropriate in their locality. Read more.
State health officials tipped off to hundreds of COVID-19 mask violations
The Virginia Department of Health COVID-19 hotline has received 755 complaints related to COVID-19 mask violations since May 29. Roughly one-third of those complaints, according to VDH spokesperson, involve food and beverage establishments not following mask rules. Read more.
Henrico grab-and-go meal distribution moving to summer schedule
Henrico County Public Schools’ “grab-and-go” meals distribution service will move to a summer schedule Monday, as will its mobile technology hubs and an information hotline designed to help families during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more.
Northam announces phased approach for school reopening
Governor Ralph Northam unveiled a phased reopening approach for preK-12 schools in Virginia.
“We know parents want to know what to expect this summer and in the fall, to be clear, all Virginia schools will open for students next year, but the school experience will look very different,” said Northam at a Tuesday press conference. Read more here.
How to find work during COVID-19 pandemic: 'People are still hiring'
some employers are still hiring during the global health pandemic. Here are some tips for finding works from experts. More here.
Community helps dentistry damaged in Richmond riots
For three decades, Richmond Dentistry for Children on West Broad Street in downtown Richmond has been a staple of the community, helping children and families from under-served communities. More here.
Pharrell makes music video to honor Virginia's frontline workers
Grammy-winning musician and Virginia Beach native Pharrell Williams released a video Saturday honoring Virginia's frontline workers in the COVID-19 crisis. More here.
Watch replay of Virginia Together Fund virtual concert
Rayvon Owen, Jay Baxter, Mighty Joshua, Rodney Stith and others performed in a virtual concert Friday night to help raise money for the Virginia Together Fund. More here.
'Role model' high schoolers start innovative online education program for younger students
Life is anything but normal for school kids across Virginia. Many have struggled to keep up with distance learning, but four Maggie Walker honors students are helping through Project EngageRVA. More here.
Deep Run robotics team creates PPE
Deep Run High School’s Team 1086 Blue Cheese Robotics team had its winning 2020 season cut short because of the coronavirus. However, the group quickly pivoted and found a way to re-channel efforts to help the community. More here.
COMPLETE COVERAGE: COVID-19 HEADLINES (App users, click here for a complete list.)
CDC head: Fall could the 'worst' for public health10:49 PM, Aug 13, 2020
New partnership supports low-income school districts9:47 PM, Aug 13, 2020
9/11 ‘Tribute in Light’ canceled over coronavirus concerns5:38 PM, Aug 13, 2020
142 more COVID-19 patients discharged in Virginia5:26 PM, Aug 13, 2020
County-by-county look at COVID-19 in Virginia Thursday5:03 PM, Aug 13, 2020
COVID-19 in Virginia: 6 new outbreaks reported Thursday4:59 PM, Aug 13, 2020
Farms that rely on field trips and birthdays are suffering3:35 PM, Aug 13, 2020
California study looks at cost of PPE shortage2:00 PM, Aug 13, 2020
China: Package of frozen chicken tests positive for Covid-1911:43 AM, Aug 13, 2020
Varina High closes after 2 employees test positive for COVID-1911:36 AM, Aug 13, 2020
UV light: Is it effective in getting rid of COVID-19?10:49 AM, Aug 13, 2020
2nd ICE detainee in Georgia dies from COVID-19 complications10:36 AM, Aug 13, 2020
COVID-19 in Virginia: 1,100 new cases reported in the last 24 hours10:24 AM, Aug 13, 2020
REI to sell new corporate headquarters, embrace remote work10:06 AM, Aug 13, 2020
Is it safe to drink from a fountain during the pandemic?9:30 AM, Aug 13, 2020
Making Ends Meet
How churches are feeding thousands of families in need8:19 AM, Aug 13, 2020
Masks and social distancing part of Trump's school policy7:40 AM, Aug 13, 2020
Thai scientists catch bats to trace virus origins5:58 AM, Aug 13, 2020
For Americans waiting on virus aid, no new relief in sight10:58 PM, Aug 12, 2020
US experts express concern over Russian COVID-19 vaccine10:01 PM, Aug 12, 2020
Richmond 911 employee earns Heroism Award7:02 PM, Aug 12, 2020
Richmond Marathon to be held over 16 days in 20205:49 PM, Aug 12, 2020
New study suggests young kids may spread COVID-19 more efficiently than adults5:27 PM, Aug 12, 2020
People wary as new COVID-19 vaccine gets closer to release5:17 PM, Aug 12, 2020
LATEST COVID-19 U.S. AND WORLDWIDE STATS