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: 60,570 (+624 from Thursday)
People Hospitalized: 6,071 (+76 from Thursday)
COVID-19-Linked Deaths: 1,700 (+25 from Thursday)
Total Tests: 669,361 (+14,861 from Thursday)
COUNTY-BY-COUNTY BREAKDOWN OF CASES
Albemarle: 374 (+7)
Alexandria: 2,287 (+16)
Amherst: 35 (+3)
Appomattox: 38 (+1)
Arlington: 2,449 (+4)
Augusta: 179 (+1)
Bedford: 107 (+1)
Buena Vista City: 14
Campbell: 41 (+7)
Caroline: 128 (+2)
Carroll: 198 (-2)
Charles City: 39
Charlottesville: 196 (+3)
Chesapeake: 846 (+46)
Chesterfield: 2,784 (+49)
Clarke: 48 (+1)
Colonial Heights: 142
Culpeper: 806 (+3)
Danville: 77 (+4)
Dinwiddie: 131 (+2)
Emporia: 127 (+3)
Essex: 56 (+2)
Fairfax: 13,653 (+42)
Fairfax City: 69
Falls Church: 56 (-1)
Fauquier: 416 (+1)
Floyd: 15 (+1)
Fluvanna: 109 (+2)
Franklin City: 46
Franklin County: 54 (+1)
Frederick: 465 (+1)
Fredericksburg: 238 (+2)
Galax: 243 (+5)
Gloucester: 47 (+1)
Grayson: 84 (+3)
Greensville: 352 (+1)
Halifax: 42 (+1)
Hanover: 415 (+3)
Hampton: 296 (+15)
Harrisonburg: 913 (+6)
Henrico: 2,543 (+43)
Henry: 237 (+5)
Isle of Wight: 169 (+1)
James City: 251(+3)
King George: 98 (+2)
King and Queen: 23 (-1)
King William: 40 (+2)
Louisa: 114 (+2)
Loudoun: 3,806 (+67)
Lunenburg: 29 (-1)
Lynchburg: 132 (+10)
Manassas City: 1,379 (+5)
Manassas Park: 419 (+2)
Montgomery: 122 (+6)
New Kent: 55 (+3)
Newport News: 474 (+8)
Norfolk: 822 (+27)
Northumberland: 38 (+10)
Orange: 143 (+1)
Patrick: 40 (+1)
Petersburg: 219 (+7)
Pittsylvania: 102 (+7)
Poquoson: 17 (+1)
Portsmouth: 449 (+7)
Powhatan: 75 (+1)
Prince Edward: 178
Prince George: 227 (+5)
Prince William: 7,107 (+43)
Richmond City: 2,133 (+44)
Richmond County: 296 (+1)
Roanoke City: 360 (+1)
Roanoke County: 199 (-1)
Rockbridge: 28 (+1)
Rockingham: 685 (+11)
Smyth: 33 (-2)
Spotsylvania: 945 (+14)
Stafford: 965 (+11)
Suffolk: 393 (+4)
Sussex: 194 (+1)
Virginia Beach: 1,082 (+50)
Washington: 62 (+2)
Waynesboro: 73 (+3)
Westmoreland: 93 (+1)
Winchester: 302 (+1)
Wythe: 47 (-1)
York: 108 (+2)
*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
New COVID-19 outbreak at long-term care facility reported Friday
Data show 236 (+1 from yesterday's report) outbreaks at long-term care facilities in Virginia with a total of 6,714 COVID-19 cases and 1,039 deaths. That is up 42 cases and 16 additional deaths from the previous day's report. Read more.
More COVID-19 patients discharged from Virginia hospitals
Fifty more 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.
About 40,000 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in the US on Thursday, a new record
U.S. experienced its largest single-day increase in new COVID-19 cases on Thursday according to figures from Johns Hopkins University. 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.
Northam: Virginia will enter Phase 3 on July 1
Phase Three of the reopening process will begin in Virginia on Wednesday, July 1, Governor Ralph Northam announced Tuesday. Northam said the decision comes as statewide numbers continue to trend in a positive direction. Read more.
US virus cases surge to highest level in 2 months
New coronavirus cases in the U.S. have surged to their highest level in two months and are now back to where they were at the peak of the outbreak. Read more.
Virginia hits lowest COVID-19 positivity rate milestone
Governor Ralph Northam seems to be pleased with Virginia's COVID-19 numbers. Read more.
Here's what Phase Three will look like when Virginia is ready
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam outlined what a Phase Three reopening in Virginia would look like once it is deemed safe to exit Phase Two. Virginia will remain in Phase Two until further notice. The earlier Phase Three could begin is Friday, June 26. Read more.
Virginia won't enter Phase Three reopening this week
Virginia will remain a Phase Two coronavirus reopening, Governor Ralph Northam announced Tuesday. After two weeks at the Phase Two level, the earliest Virginia could have entered Phase Three was Friday. The governor said Virginia would remain in Phase Two despite the fact "our numbers continue to look favorable." 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.
2nd Street Festival and the Richmond Folk Festival canceled due to COVID-19
Two of Richmond’s biggest festivals, the 2nd Street Festival and the Richmond Folk Festival, have been canceled due to COVID-19, Venture Richmond announced Tuesday. Read more.
Chesterfield daycare worker tests positive for COVID-19
A daycare worker in Chesterfield County has tested positive for COVID-19. In an email, the Childcare Network notified families of a possible COVID-19 exposure at the school, located at 8210 Walmsley Boulevard, off Hull Street. Read more.
Richmond enters second phase of 'the new abnormal'
Restrictions on businesses, gyms, and churches were relaxed in Richmond as the city entered Phase Two of reopening. Read more.
Richmond, Chesterfield address disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Hispanic, Latino communities
Richmond City and Chesterfield Health Districts are collaborating to expand outreach and services to Hispanic and Latino communities who may be disproportionately affected by COVID-19. Read more.
Virginia health department data Friday includes negative COVID-19 tests backlog
Health department data released Friday shows an additional 44,661 tests processed because of a previous backlog of negative PCR tests, officials said. 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.
First responders, volunteers drop off PPE to vulnerable in Petersburg
Thousands of people who live in Petersburg received COVID-19 protection Friday thanks to a city-wide initiative. 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.
Richmond, Henrico Health Departments release safety recommendations for protesters
The Richmond and Henrico Health Departments have released safety recommendations for those partaking in protests during the COVID-19 pandemic.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.
Dad teaches science lessons by making dinosaurs fly
Dinosaurs are soaring through the air once again! At least, they are at 5-year-old Finn Thomas’s house. More here.
'Virginia Graduates Together' will salute class of 2020 with musical performances, speeches
Governor Ralph Northam and First Lady Pamela Northam will celebrate the commonwealth’s graduating seniors during a statewide virtual celebration. 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.
Free science kits help Richmond students learn at home
An educational nonprofit called Blue Sky Fund is distributing 1,500 free home science learning kits for students at Richmond Public Schools. Those kits are being handed out at Richmond Public Schools' meal distribution sites. More here.
Virginia woman hands out scholarships to high school seniors: 'They’re going to make it'
"It’s just my way of giving back to the community and helping young people because they need some encouragement. They need motivation," said Tracey McMillon. More here.
Virginia State Parks opening more beaches for recreation activities
Virginia State Parks’ tidal beaches are now open for recreation activities while inland lakefront beaches remain closed. More here.
Inside the Facebook Group guiding thousands of Richmond diners
In these uncertain times, people can take comfort in advice and guidance from others. That includes ideas on where to eat. More here.
New Richmond restaurant owner asks for help: 'We used our life savings'
A new Richmond restaurant is asking for help. Subconscious Cafe, located in the Fan, was forced to close days before its planned Grand Opening. More here.
Virginia Beach reopens, but it will be far from a normal day at the beach
If you’re hoping to use the Memorial Day weekend to swim, surf, sunbathe, or fish, you’re in luck. The Virginia Beach Oceanfront was set to open -- with restrictions -- on Friday. More here.
COMPLETE COVERAGE: COVID-19 HEADLINES (App users, click here for complete list.)
State leaders, businesses respond to new mask mandate10:38 PM, May 14, 2021
COVID-19 origins; Scientists call for 'proper investigation'8:07 PM, May 14, 2021
Retailers drop mask mandate for fully vaccinated customers5:57 PM, May 14, 2021
Japan expands virus emergency ahead of Tokyo Olympics4:55 PM, May 14, 2021
NFL lifts mask mandate for fully vaccinated players, staff4:20 PM, May 14, 2021
Virginia mask rules set to change at midnight4:19 PM, May 14, 2021
Trader Joe's first major retailer to drop mask requirement for fully vaccinated customers2:25 PM, May 14, 2021
Getting LatinX communities vaccinated in Central Virginia12:50 PM, May 14, 2021
Pelosi says masks are still required on House floor11:57 AM, May 14, 2021
COVID-19 in Virginia: 4 million+ have 1st dose; 3.1 million+ fully vaccinated11:27 AM, May 14, 2021
DeSantis gives clemency for COVID-19 order violators10:19 AM, May 14, 2021
75+ more COVID-19 patients discharged in Virginia9:54 AM, May 14, 2021
Virginians anticipate Gov. Northam's update on mask guidance9:49 PM, May 13, 2021
COVID-19 pet boom has veterinarians backlogged, burned out9:07 PM, May 13, 2021
Bill Maher show canceled this week after positive virus test7:00 PM, May 13, 2021
Shipments of J & J COVID-19 vaccine dwindle to none4:23 PM, May 13, 2021
Children can get a COVID-19 vaccine without an appointment4:12 PM, May 13, 2021
Virginia girl on getting vaccinated: 'I'm glad it's over'3:02 PM, May 13, 2021
CDC eases indoor mask guidance for fully vaccinated people1:14 PM, May 13, 2021
US deaths from COVID-19 hit lowest level in 10 months1:04 PM, May 13, 2021
50 more COVID-19 patients discharged in Virginia12:57 PM, May 13, 2021
COVID-19 in Virginia: 4 million+ have 1st dose; 3 million+ fully vaccinated11:56 AM, May 13, 2021
Parents encouraged to discuss children’s vaccine concerns11:48 AM, May 13, 2021
New app helps vets combat loneliness, isolation amid pandemic10:38 AM, May 13, 2021
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