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: 8,053 (+562 from Friday)
People Hospitalized: 1,296 (+75 from Friday)
COVID-19-Linked Deaths: 258 (+27 from Friday)
People Tested: 51,931 (+2,934 from Friday)
CITY/COUNTY-BY-COUNTY BREAKDOWN OF CASES
Accomack: 33 (+5)
Alexandria: 354 (+33)
Arlington: 520 (+35)
Augusta: 22 (+3)
Brunswick: 12 (+2)
Buckingham: 25 (+1)
Buena Vista City: 5
Caroline: 13 (+2)
Charles City: 11 (+1)
Charlottesville: 41 (+1)
Chesapeake: 154 (+7)
Chesterfield: 310 (+19)
Colonial Heights: 23 (+4)
Culpeper: 39 (+7)
Cumberland: 10 (+2)
Danville: 24 (+2)
Fairfax: 1,633 (+157)
Fairfax City: 3 (+1)
Fauquier: 36 (+1)
Fluvanna: 66 (+2)
Franklin City: 12 (+3)
Franklin County: 15
Frederick: 81 (+5)
Gloucester: 21 (+1)
Goochland: 55 (+3)
Greene: 8 (+1)
Halifax: 8 (+1)
Hanover: 79 (+9)
Hampton: 79 (+1)
Harrisonburg: 233 (+19)
Henrico: 599 (+67)
Hopewell: 16 (+2)
Isle of Wight: 83 (+14)
James City: 139 (+1)
King George: 18
King and Queen: 2
King William: 2
Loudoun: 413 (+28)
Manassas City: 82 (+10)
Manassas Park: 21
Mecklenburg: 64 (+2)
Montgomery: 42 (+2)
New Kent: 17
Newport News: 100 (+2)
Norfolk: 109 (+1)
Norton: 1 (new)
Nottoway: 6 (+1)
Orange: 20 (+1)
Page: 13 (+3)
Portsmouth: 65 (+2)
Powhatan: 9 (+2)
Prince Edward: 17
Prince George: 28
Prince William: 700 (+76)
Richmond City: 211 (+10)
Richmond County: 8
Roanoke City: 24
Roanoke County: 20
Rockbridge: 5 (+2)
Rockingham: 100 (+17)
Scott: 4 (+1)
Shenandoah: 39 (+6)
Smyth: 12 (+1)
Spotsylvania: 72 (+3)
Southampton: 9 (+2)
Stafford: 144 (+16)
Staunton: 5 (+1)
Suffolk: 81 (+11)
Virginia Beach: 271 (+6)
Warren: 24 (+2)
Washington: 27 (-1)
Westmoreland: 10 (+1)
Winchester: 25 (+3)
Wise: 18 (+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.
COVID-19 LOCAL HEADLINES
Virginia coronavirus cases jump by more than 550
Virginia health authorities are reporting more than 550 new coronavirus cases, one of the largest 1-day increases since virus arrived in the state. More here.
12 new COVID-19 outbreaks reported in Virginia Saturday
Health officials are investigating 129 outbreaks of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth, according to Virginia Department of Health (VDH) data released Saturday. Read more.
COVID-19 hospitalizations down, discharges up in Virginia
As COVID-19 cases in Virginia continue to rise, hospitalizations have decreased while hospital discharges have increased over the last 24 hours, according to data from the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA). More here.
Walk-up COVID-19 testing to begin in minority communities
Pop-up COVID-19 testing is set to begin next week in predominately African-American communities throughout Richmond and Henrico County. More here.
25 youth at Bon Air Juvenile Correctional Center have COVID-19
Officials say the youth who have tested positive have received around-the-clock medical care from the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice’s chief physician, nurse practitioner, and a team of licensed nurses in a separate area of the facility. More here.
Virginia Del. Delores McQuinn, family test positive for COVID-19
A Virginia delegate issued a warning to the public after she and her family were diagnosed with the novel coronavirus.
“I want people to understand this is a serious disease, serious virus,” McQuinn explained. “This the flu magnified by 10.” More here.
GRTC adjusts bus service due to COVID-19
GRTC will be reducing services to routes with low ridership so they can redirect those buses to busier routes during the COVID-19 outbreak to help promote social distancing on buses. More here.
Families wait in mile-long line for food bank in Chesterfield
Drone video showed the line for food from the Chesterfield Food Bank stretched a mile down Iron Bridge Road at one point Friday evening. More here.
Northam calling for volunteers to join fight against COVID-19
Governor Ralph Northam is calling for additional medical and non-medical volunteers to join the Virginia Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) in the fight against COVID-19. More here.
Property managers raise funds for struggling families
Local property manager Jean Johnson knows the angst many families are feeling. She started taking distress calls weeks ago when layoffs began and tenants started losing income. More here.
'ARTsolation' -- Families' stay-at-home art projects bring 'warmth and love'
“We had been talking over conference calls how a lot of us have seen different art installations in people’s yards, and thought it would be kind of cool idea to create a virtual exhibit where we could document these things and put them on a website for people to enjoy from their own homes,” Rob Steele said. More here.
Parole worker hopes to raise $50K for Canterbury nurses
“I thought if I was a nurse, I’d like to be tipped," Blake Saunders explained. "I’d like somebody to give me a chunk of change, even if it’s just to get a tank of gas or a steak dinner or whatever." More here.
Fraternity brothers fill backpacks with essentials for homeless
The Richmond chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity is collecting donations to help the homeless.More here.
'Heartfelt effort' delivers food to families in need
Central Virginia's Muslim community is stepping up to help feed hundreds of families in need. WTVR CBS 6 photojournalist Curtis Ackers tagged along with a group of volunteers preparing for Sunday's deliveries. More here.
Chesterfield kids create 'World's Largest Hopscotch Game'
Staying at home and homeschooling amid the COVID-19 outbreak has challenged parents to figure out how to teach their kids in fun and creative ways. More here.
Thousands of volunteers mobilize to help Richmond families, students
Over the past month, more than 2,300 volunteers have mobilized to help Richmond families and Richmond Public School (RPS) students facing economic difficulties, especially as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. More here.
Restaurant finds unique way to thank customers: 'We’re all in this together'
As thousands of small businesses across Virginia struggle to stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic, one family-owned restaurant in Charles City has come up with a unique way to thank folks supporting their business. More here.
Landlord chooses not to collect rent: 'A blessing from God'
Thrift store owners in Colonial Heights say they were struggling to keep their operation going when they received an unexpected and appreciated surprise from their landlord. More here.
Lazy Daisy saved her life, she won't let the virus kill it
“It's just a different world," Michelle Leshok said. “Like it's just like a ghost town. Thursday to Sunday it is usually packed.” More here.
Some businesses surviving while Virginia unemployment increases
“What's going on now is really extraordinary and something that I don't think anybody ever foresaw,” ACME Co-President Ron Attman said. 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.)
NFL, players agree to new COVID-19 protocols3:50 PM, Jun 16, 2021
Reports: Paul enters health protocols, out 'indefinitely'10:30 AM, Jun 16, 2021
Royal Caribbean postpones cruise as 8 crew members get virus9:04 AM, Jun 16, 2021
CDC: Children can get COVID-19 shot with other vaccines7:41 AM, Jun 16, 2021
Blood sample study: Virus in US by December 20197:15 PM, Jun 15, 2021
Chesterfield vaccine clinic to provide more availability4:19 PM, Jun 15, 2021
Mobile units can be effective to reach communities of color3:27 PM, Jun 15, 2021
In Maine, a local diner is serving up COVID-19 vaccinations2:33 PM, Jun 15, 2021
US surpasses 600,000 deaths from COVID-1912:59 PM, Jun 15, 2021
California lifts most COVID-19 restrictions Tuesday10:49 AM, Jun 15, 2021
Atlanta-area cashier shot, killed following mask argument8:29 AM, Jun 15, 2021
New poll shows deep political divide in who is vaccinated7:46 PM, Jun 14, 2021
New Richmond center helps COVID long-haulers recover6:31 PM, Jun 14, 2021
US nears 600,000 COVID-19 deaths since pandemic started4:37 PM, Jun 14, 2021
COVID-19 long-haulers struggling to return to normal1:04 PM, Jun 14, 2021
Judge says Houston hospital can require COVID-19 vaccines11:23 AM, Jun 14, 2021
Novavax: Large study finds COVID-19 shot about 90% effective7:12 AM, Jun 14, 2021
Richmond bar owner: 'Get your shot or go somewhere else'7:26 PM, Jun 13, 2021
COVID-19 in Virginia: 4 million+ fully vaccinated5:11 PM, Jun 13, 2021
160+ COVID-19 patients discharged over past week4:59 PM, Jun 13, 2021
Judge tosses hospital workers' vaccine requirement challenge4:26 PM, Jun 13, 2021
Brazil president fined for not wearing mask10:30 PM, Jun 12, 2021
Doctors urge delay in next lockdown easing in England9:11 PM, Jun 12, 2021
TSA screened 2 million travelers Friday as travel rebounds2:48 PM, Jun 12, 2021
LATEST COVID-19 U.S. AND WORLDWIDE STATS