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: 1,020 (+130 from Sunday)
People Hospitalized: 136 (+24 from Sunday)
COVID-19-Linked Deaths: 25 (+3 from Sunday)
People Tested: 12,038 (+1,429 from Sunday)
City/County-by-County Breakdown of Cases
Accomack: 6 (+3)
Albemarle: 19 (+2)
Alexandria: 26 (+1)
Arlington: 86 (+2)
Amherst: 3 (+1)
Botetourt: 5 (+3)
Charles City: 1
Charlottesville: 13 (+1)
Chesapeake: 18 (+3)
Chesterfield: 21 (+8)
Culpeper: 3 (+1)
Emporia: *2 (from local health department)
Fairfax: 224 (+37)
Fairfax City: 1 (new)
Franklin County: 5 (+4)
Frederick: 10 (+2)
Gloucester: 7 (+1)
Greenesville: 3 (+2)
Hanover: 5 (+1)
Hampton: 9 (+2)
Harrisonburg: 6 (+1)
Henrico: 44 (+4)
Henry: 1 (new)
Hopewell: 3 (+2)
Isle of Wight: 3
James City: 73 (+3)
King George: 3 (+1)
King William: 1 (new)
Louisa: 8 (+1)
Lynchburg: 4 (+1)
Manassas City: 7 (+2)
Manassas Park: 1
New Kent: 1
Newport News: 18 (+1)
Norfolk: 17 (+3)
Petersburg: 2 (new)
Powhatan: 3 (+2)
Prince Edward: 2
Prince George: 5 (+1)
Prince William: 79 (+7)
Richmond City: 25
Roanoke City: 6 (+5)
Roanoke County: 2
Rockingham: 5 (+1)
Shenandoah: 6 (+2)
Smyth: 1 (new)
Spotsylvania: 6 (+1)
Stafford: 20 (+7)
Suffolk: 3 (+2)
Tazewell: 2 (+1)
Virginia Beach: 52 (+3)
Winchester: 3 (+1)
Williamsburg: 7 (+1)
York: 11 (+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.
COVID-19 LOCAL HEADLINES
'Stay-at-home' order in Virginia. Now what?
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam issued a stay-at-home order Monday in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. The order is in effect until June 10. Following the order's announcement, Governor Northam and members of his cabinet answered questions about what this means for Virginians and their day-to-day lives. More here.
Virginia Governor Northam issues stay-at-home order
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam issued a stay-at-home order Monday. The order would still allow for people to leave their homes for certain essential activities like shopping for food and seeking medical treatment.
"Please stay home as much as possible," Governor Northam urged Virginians. "This is a community-wide effort and I thank you for complying. This is a time of sacrifice. We need everyone to take this seriously and act responsibly." More here.
New COVID-19 clusters reported at Henrico assisted living facilities
The health director for Richmond and Henrico has identified three new COVID-19 clusters at area nursing homes.
Dr. Danny Avula, the health director for the Richmond and Henrico Health Districts, said there are three COVID-19 cases at Beth Sholom Rehabilitation and three positive cases at the Masonic Home in eastern Henrico. 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.
How much Virginia will get from $2.2 trillion stimulus bill
Virginia officials said the Commonwealth could receive more than $3 billion from the $2 trillion coronavirus financial rescue bill passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump. More here.
Southside Virginia health department reports 15 COVID-19 cases, 1 death
Fifteen people have tested positive for COVID-19 as of Sunday in southside Virginia communities, according to officials with the Virginia Department of Health's (VDH) Crater Health District. More here.
Henrico nursing home COVID-19 outbreak: 37 positive, 8 dead
Officials with a Henrico nursing home grappling with a COVID-19 outbreak said eight residents have died and the number of positive cases at the facility has climbed to 37 as of Saturday afternoon.
Canterbury Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center Administrator Jeremiah Davis said an additional 18 residents tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the facility’s total resident diagnoses to 37. More here.
Virginia reports 890 COVID-19 cases, 110-plus hospitalizations and 22 deaths
The Virginia Department of Health released updated numbers Sunday a.m.
Six localities are reporting their first cases of COVID-19, according to new data. More here.
Southside Virginia health department reports first COVID-19-related death
A southside Virginia resident has died from complications linked to COVID-19, according to health department officials.
Officials with the Virginia Department of Health's (VDH) Crater Health District said in a news release Saturday evening that no additional details about the victim would be released to "protect patient confidentiality." More here.
Additionally, officials said a man in Emporia and a woman in Greensville County have tested positive for COVID-19.
Officials with the Crater Health District said the man, who is in his 30s, is self–isolating at home and the woman, who is in her 70s, is hospitalized. More here.
President Trump sees off U.S. Navy hospital ship headed to NYC
A 1,000-bed U.S. Navy hospital ship is being rushed back into service to provide medical help to New York City, now the epicenter of the nation’s outbreak. More here.
ER doctor calls potential COVID-19 impacts 'tidal wave'
A Central Virginia emergency department physician predicted intensive care unit beds to be filled in about a month during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I think a lot of providers feel if they’re standing on a beach and they can see a tidal wave are coming,” said Dr. Carlton Stadler, who serves as a member of the Virginia College of Emergency Physicians and oversees local emergency departments. More here.
Scout & Molly's uses humor to connect with customers
Erin Ackerman and Kristine Hubbard own and operate Scout & Molly's Boutique on River Road in Richmond. While the non-essential store is closed to shoppers coming into the building, the business owners told Eat It, Virginia! co-host Robey Martin about their plan to reopen and how they're using social media to stayed connected to customers. More here.
Alewife's Lee Gregory: 'We're doing our best to hold on'
Lee Gregory is a James Beard-nominated chef whose Richmond restaurant Alewife was just named Best New Restaurant in the South by Southern Living magazine. Two weeks later, Gregory and his dedicated staff are doing what they can to keep Alewife in business. More here.
#10KAnyway -- Monument Avenue 10K postponement doesn't stop runners
Thousands of runners planned to take part in the 21st annual Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K Saturday, but the 10K was rescheduled for Sept. 26 because of COVID-19 outbreak.
However, hundreds of folks tackled their own 6.2-mile route and then shared pics using #10KAnyway on social media. More here.
West End retirement community's ' God Bless America' sing along
A group of residents at a West End senior living community lifted spirits through the power of song Friday.
Folks at the Lakewood Retirement Community on Lauderdale Drive in Tuckahoe gathered to sing "God Bless America." More here.
Some Richmond parks, dog parks, closing indefinitely
Certain parks in Richmond are closing indefinitely in an effort to encourage social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. More here.
VCU Health accepting mask, protective gear donations
As hospitals in Virginia prepare for an influx of COVID-19 patients and potential supply shortages, VCU Health is now accepting donations for Personal Protective Equiptment (PPE) to keep doctors and nurses safe. More here.
Richmond area seamstresses make face masks for Central Virginia nurses
Hundreds of seamstresses and community members have joined a grassroots effort to get handmade face masks to Central Virginia first responders. Julie Kratzer helped organize the Facebook group “RVA Masks 4 Health” shortly after the novel coronavirus pandemic began. 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.)
US backs waiving intellectual property rules on vaccines4:07 PM, May 05, 2021
Richmond Raceway mass vaccination site closing in May3:26 PM, May 05, 2021
Doctors discuss the need for a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot1:46 PM, May 05, 2021
Biden touts early accomplishments from COVID-19 stimulus1:34 PM, May 05, 2021
Woman who develop clots after J&J vaccine gets new treatment11:54 AM, May 05, 2021
Mother-daughter nurse duo shares special bond11:35 AM, May 05, 2021
OH school district relaxes mask rules, defying health dept.11:04 AM, May 05, 2021
COVID-19 in Virginia: 3.8 million+ have 1st dose; 2.7 million+ fully vaccinated10:47 AM, May 05, 2021
2 mass vaccination clinics accepting walk-ups10:29 AM, May 05, 2021
Nearly 60 more COVID-19 patients discharged in Virginia9:47 AM, May 05, 2021
VDH launches online tournament to guide COVID policies4:39 PM, May 04, 2021
COVID-19 in Virginia: 3.8 million+ have 1st dose; 2.7 million+ fully vaccinated12:43 PM, May 04, 2021
Biden's new goal: 70% of adults with 1 shot by July 412:41 PM, May 04, 2021
Kentucky man discharged after 109-day battle with COVID-1911:43 AM, May 04, 2021
Ellen delivers shocking package to UPS driver Anthony Gaskin11:25 AM, May 04, 2021
More than 22% of new COVID-19 cases nationwide are children10:11 AM, May 04, 2021
‘Horrible’ weeks ahead as India’s virus catastrophe worsens7:53 AM, May 04, 2021
Should parents consider the COVID-19 vaccine for their kids?11:16 PM, May 03, 2021
Proof of COVID vaccination to travel? It depends on where you're headed9:34 PM, May 03, 2021
Vaccine passports are not a new concept but they're never without debate9:22 PM, May 03, 2021
FDA expected to OK Pfizer vaccine for teens within week7:43 PM, May 03, 2021
Virginia shifts focus of vaccination efforts due to demand4:35 PM, May 03, 2021
COVID-19 vaccine demand falls in the U.S.4:31 PM, May 03, 2021
NY, NJ & CT announce regional reopening plan3:17 PM, May 03, 2021
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