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: 4,042 (+397 from Wednesday)
People Hospitalized: 685 (+70 from Wednesday)
COVID-19-Linked Deaths: 109 (+34 from Wednesday)
People Tested: 33,026 (+2,381 from Wednesday)
CITY/COUNTY-BY-COUNTY BREAKDOWN OF CASES
Albemarle: 43 (+2)
Alexandria: 149 (+6)
Appomattox: 4 (+1)
Arlington: 280 (+26)
Amherst: 9 (+1)
Buena Vista City: 4
Carroll: 3 (+1)
Charles City: 5
Charlottesville: 27 (+4)
Chesapeake: 101 (+2)
Chesterfield: 158 (+13)
Colonial Heights: 2 (+1)
Culpeper: 13 (+3)
Danville: 19 (+4)
Dinwiddie: 2 Emporia: 5 (+1)
Fairfax: 690 (+120)
Fauquier: 20 (+3)
Floyd: 1 (new)
Fluvanna: 16 (+4)
Franklin City: 6 (+1)
Franklin County: 13 (+1)
Frederick: 54 (+8)
Fredericksburg: 10 +(+2)
Greenesville: 6 (+1)
Halifax: 4 (+2)
Hanover: 29 (+7)
Harrisonburg: 39 (+3)
Henrico: 319 (+28)
Henry: 5 (+1)
Isle of Wight: 24 (+1)
James City: 123 (+1)
King George: 13 (+2)
King and Queen: 2 (+1)
King William: 2
Louisa: 17 (+1)
Loudoun: 258 (+20)
Lynchburg: 21 (+1)
Manassas City: 25 (+5)
Manassas Park: 5
Mecklenburg: 25 (+9)
Middlesex: 2 (new)
Montgomery: 17 (+1)
New Kent: 11
Newport News: 64 (+4)
Norfolk: 84 (+7)
Orange: 9 (+2) Page: 5 (+2)
Petersburg: 12 (+3)
Pittsylvania: 4 (+1)
Poquoson: 5( +1)
Portsmouth: 44 (+3)
Prince Edward: 3
Prince George: 25 (+1)
Prince William: 299 (+36)
Pulaski: 3 (+1)
Richmond City: 126 (+7)
Richmond County: 3 (+1)
Roanoke City: 15 (+1)
Roanoke County: 9
Rockingham: 21 (+1)
Shenandoah: 15 (+2)
Smyth: 8 (+3)
Spotsylvania: 36 (+5)
Stafford: 54 (+6)
Virginia Beach: 219 (+12)
Warren: 9 (+1)
Washington: 15 (+3)
Waynesboro: 3 (+1)
Winchester: 16 (+1)
Wise: 5 (+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.
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COVID-19 LOCAL HEADLINES
Testing failures, PPE shortage help COVID-19 infiltrate Henrico nursing home unnoticed
Thirty-two people have died of COVID-19 complications at one Henrico nursing home and more than 100 others have been diagnosed with the disease. Experts say that the severe outbreak at Canterbury Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center may have been avoidable. More here.
Virginia man shares his miraculous journey after surviving COVID-19: ‘Keep the faith’
There were days Eric Bryant thought he would never walk out of the hospital. The 51-year-old father of the four was the first patient in Spotsylvania and the fifth statewide to test positive for COVID-19, the virus that nearly killed him. More here.
Expert explains why models of Virginia’s coronavirus peak keeps changing
A widely followed model predicted the peak of hospitalizations in Virginia related to COVID-19 earlier than previously reported. Virginia's COVID-19 peak will hit in late April, according to the latest model from The University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. More here.
Updated model predicts Virginia's COVID-19 peak in April
Virginia's COVID-19 peak will hit in late April, according to the latest model from The University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. More here.
Twenty-eight people have now died from COVID-19 at Canterbury Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, a spokesperson for the center confirmed Monday. More here.
Kroger cuts number of customers allowed inside grocery store in half
Kroger will begin limiting the number of customers allowed in stores to 50% of building capacity to allow for proper physical distancing at locations. More here.
Inmate at Bon Air Juvenile Correctional Center tests positive for COVID-19
All units at the Bon Air Juvenile Correctional Center have been placed on medical isolation after an inmate tested positive for COVID-19. More here.
What you need to know about homemade face masks
Governor Ralph Northam advised Virginians to wear a face covering when in public during the COVID-19 outbreak. More here.
Handling the stressors of the COVID-19 crisis: 'There's nothing wrong with calling for help'
The spread of the coronavirus, and the many changes that comes with it, has also brought new stressors into the lives of many in the commonwealth and across the country. More here.
Capital Trail usage skyrockets amidst COVID-19 pandemic
As businesses close and self-isolation measures increase across Virginia, people are turning to the outdoors to exercise and get some fresh air before heading back inside. 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.)
States scale back vaccine orders as interest in shots wanes1:45 PM, May 08, 2021
Authorities: Fake vaccination cards sold at California bar12:10 PM, May 08, 2021
60+ more COVID-19 patients discharged in Virginia10:09 AM, May 08, 2021
COVID-19 in Virginia: 3.9 million+ have 1st dose; 2.9 million+ fully vaccinated8:49 AM, May 08, 2021
Connecticut data show COVID-19 vaccine effective8:20 AM, May 08, 2021
Great-grandchildren hold recital for woman in hospice care10:13 PM, May 07, 2021
Approval of Pfizer vaccine could lead to vaccine mandates9:47 PM, May 07, 2021
Busch Gardens, Universal, Disney World to stop temperature screenings upon entry7:31 PM, May 07, 2021
Some MLB stadiums opening fully-vaccinated only sections4:36 PM, May 07, 2021
Cruise giant Norwegian threatens to skip Florida's ports4:36 PM, May 07, 2021
Industry group seeks end to extra jobless aid4:33 PM, May 07, 2021
State discusses plan to vaccinate children at school3:35 PM, May 07, 2021
NYC still storing COVID-19 victims in refrigerated trucks3:14 PM, May 07, 2021
Few restrictions accelerates virus, WHO official says2:25 PM, May 07, 2021
Moderna claims COVID-19 vaccine is 96% effective in teens2:25 PM, May 07, 2021
Is it rude to ask someone if they've been vaccinated?11:51 AM, May 07, 2021
COVID-19 in Virginia: 3.9 million+ have 1st dose; 2.8 million+ fully vaccinated11:25 AM, May 07, 2021
George Clooney wants you to come see him in Italy11:24 AM, May 07, 2021
Video: OH lawmaker caught driving and video conferencing10:58 AM, May 07, 2021
60+ more COVID-19 patients discharged in Virginia10:14 AM, May 07, 2021
UK to offer under-40s alternative to AstraZeneca shot9:11 AM, May 07, 2021
US employers added just 266K jobs in April as hiring slows9:02 AM, May 07, 2021
The country is bouncing back. So are childhood illnesses7:59 AM, May 07, 2021
Pfizer applies for full FDA approval of COVID-19 vaccine7:20 AM, May 07, 2021
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