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: 890 (+151 from Saturday)
People Hospitalized: 112 (+13 from Saturday)
COVID-19-Linked Deaths: 22 (+5 from Saturday)
People Tested: 10,609 (+1,433 from Saturday)
City/County-by-County Breakdown of Cases
Accomack: 3 (+1)
Albemarle: 17 (+1)
Alleghany: 1 (new)
Alexandria: 25 (+5)
Arlington: 84 (+9)
Botetourt: 2 (+1)
Charles City: 1
Chesapeake: 15 (+8)
Chesterfield: 13 (+1)
Emporia: *1 (new -- from local health department)
Fairfax: 187 (+31)
Franklin County: 1 (+4)
Frederick: 8 (+4)
Goochland: 6 (+1)
Greenesville: 1 (new)
Hanover: 4 (+1)
Henrico: 40 (+9)
Isle of Wight: 3
James City: 70 (+5)
King George: 2
Louisa: 7 (+1)
Loudoun: 61 (+7)
Lynchburg: 3 (+1)
Manassas City: 5 (+1)
Manassas Park: 1 (new)
New Kent: 1
Newport News: 17 (+4)
Norfolk: 14 (+4)
Prince Edward: 2
Prince George: 4 (+2)
Prince William: 72 (+16)
Richmond City: 25 (+5)
Roanoke City: 1 (new)
Roanoke County: 2
Shenandoah: 4 (+1)
Spotsylvania: 5 (+2)
Stafford: 13 (+2)
Tazewell: 1 (new)
Virginia Beach: 49 (+14)
Washington: 2 (+1)
Winchester: 1 (new)
Williamsburg: 6 (+1)
Wythe: 1 (new)
Williamsburg: 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.
COVID-19 LOCAL HIGHLIGHTS
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.
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.)
Why Colin Powell’s death after COVID-19 vaccination is rare2:21 PM, Oct 19, 2021
Southwest won't put unvaccinated workers on unpaid leave1:37 PM, Oct 19, 2021
Dr. Danny Avula honored for work addressing COVID-1911:45 PM, Oct 18, 2021
CDC releases holiday guidance for gatherings4:33 PM, Oct 18, 2021
Williams leaving ESPN after choosing not to get vaccine1:18 PM, Oct 18, 2021
Reports: Powell had medical condition, was immunocompromised12:11 PM, Oct 18, 2021
Nearly 650 more COVID-19 patients discharged last week4:01 PM, Oct 17, 2021
Fauci dismayed by Texas' move to ban mandates3:42 PM, Oct 17, 2021
Nearly 600 more COVID-19 patients discharged8:25 AM, Oct 16, 2021
County-by-county look at COVID-19 in Virginia7:15 AM, Oct 16, 2021
Virginia health experts weigh in on future of booster shots11:40 PM, Oct 15, 2021
States can reserve COVID-19 shots for younger kids next week6:08 PM, Oct 15, 2021
Tour Chesterfield’s new community vaccination clinic4:55 PM, Oct 15, 2021
Rage rooms help pandemic front-line workers release stress4:20 PM, Oct 15, 2021
FDA panel recommends booster shots of J&J's COVID-19 vaccine1:55 PM, Oct 15, 2021
Navy announces COVID vaccination timeline, discharge details12:08 PM, Oct 15, 2021
COVID-19 in Virginia: 14,700+ new cases reported last week11:20 AM, Oct 15, 2021
COVID-19 in Virginia: 2,350+ new cases Friday10:17 AM, Oct 15, 2021
Nearly 90 more COVID-19 patients discharged10:05 AM, Oct 15, 2021
US to lift international travel restrictions for some Nov. 810:05 AM, Oct 15, 2021
Protests greet debut of Italy's workplace COVID pass rule9:24 AM, Oct 15, 2021
FDA advisory panel to discuss booster shot for J&J vaccine6:51 AM, Oct 15, 2021
Kyrie Irving speaks out after being benched5:57 PM, Oct 14, 2021
How a group of moms helped give a voice to COVID-19 long haulers3:43 PM, Oct 14, 2021
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