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: 67,988 (+613 from Wednesday)
People Hospitalized: 6,625 (+48 from Wednesday)
COVID-19-Linked Deaths: 1,937 (+32 from Wednesday)
Total Tests: 829,793 (+17,161 from Wednesday)
CITY/COUNTY-BY-COUNTY BREAKDOWN OF CASES
Albemarle: 512 (+14)
Alexandria: 2,419 (+11)
Amelia: 49 (+1)
Arlington: 2,567 (+9)
Augusta: 200 (-1)
Bedford: 142 (+2)
Bristol: 8 (+1)
Botetourt: 150 (+2)
Brunswick: 116 (-1)
Buchanan: 38 (+2)
Buckingham: 572 (+1)
Buena Vista City: 15 (-1)
Caroline: 132 (+1)
Carroll: 241 (+2)
Charles City: 41
Charlottesville: 251 (+10)
Chesapeake: 1,117 (+29)
Chesterfield: 3,108 (+30)
Clarke: 58 (-1)
Colonial Heights: 151
Culpeper: 837 (+6)
Danville: 102 (+1)
Emporia: 147 (+2)
Essex: 64 (+5)
Fairfax: 14,284 (+31)
Fairfax City: 72
Falls Church: 53 (-1)
Fauquier: 460 (+5)
Fluvanna: 126 (+1)
Franklin City: 66 (+5)
Franklin County: 106 (+2)
Frederick: 534 (+5)
Fredericksburg: 264 (+1)
Gloucester: 64 (+12)
Goochland: 129 (+1)
Greene: 78 (+2)
Greensville: 373 (+3)
Halifax: 73 (+3)
Hanover: 459 (+3)
Hampton: 424 (+15)
Harrisonburg: 975 (+3)
Henrico: 2,725 (+4)
Henry: 330 (+15)
Hopewell: 192 (+1)
Isle of Wight: 209 (+5)
James City: 323 (+10)
King George: 102 (+3)
King and Queen: 26 (+1)
King William: 54 (+7)
Lancaster: 12 (+1)
Lexington: 12 (-1)
Louisa: 134 (+1)
Loudoun: 4,319 (+37)
Manassas City: 1,464
Manassas Park: 451 (+2)
Martinsville: 104 (+3)
Mathews: 7 (+1)
Mecklenburg: 252 (+2)
Montgomery: 172 (+2)
New Kent: 62
Newport News: 659 (+25)
Norfolk: 1,289 (+95)
Nottoway: 114 (-1)
Orange: 155 (+1)
Page: 295 (+2)
Petersburg: 314 (+1)
Poquoson: 20 (+1)
Portsmouth: 605 (+12)
Prince Edward: 234 (+15)
Prince George: 254
Prince William: 7,687 (+23)
Radford: 16 (+1)
Richmond City: 2,333 (+12)
Richmond County: 304 (+5)
Roanoke City: 542 (+17)
Roanoke County: 301 (+5)
Rockingham: 763 (+5)
Salem: 84 (+1)
Shenandoah: 604 (+3)
Spotsylvania: 1,060 (+7)
Southampton: 168 (+2)
Stafford: 1,038 (+9)
Staunton: 85 (+1)
Suffolk: 504 (+17)
Sussex: 210 (-2)
Virginia Beach: 1,547 (+27)
Warren: 303 (+1)
Washington: 74 (+4)
Waynesboro: 114 (+1)
Westmoreland: 124 (+6)
Williamsburg: 78 (+1)
Wise: 34 (+1)
York: 140 (+5)
*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
Coronavirus impact to Virginia budget not as bad as feared
The coronavirus pandemic’s impact on Virginia’s state budget hasn’t been as bad as previously feared. Read more.
CDC director: Agency is not changing guidance for reopening schools
Dr. Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, insisted Thursday that his agency would not be issuing new guidelines for reopening schools. Read more.
CIAA suspends sports for fall 2020 amid COVID-19 concerns
Officials say the decision was made after a thorough analysis of the pandemic and the reality that several CIAA schools are located in states experiencing dramatic increases in new COVID-19 cases. Read more.
5 new COVID-19 outbreak reported Thursday
Data show 264 (+3 from yesterday's report) outbreaks at long-term care facilities with a total of 7,106 COVID-19 cases and 1,519 deaths. That is up 17 cases and 10 additional deaths from the previous day's report. Read more.
More COVID-19 patients discharged from Virginia hospitals
More than 50 additional 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.
Richmond law firms, private schools, medical practices receive millions in stimulus loans
The Small Business Administration on Monday released the names of entities that received at least $150,000 in funds. Read more.
President Trump says he will pressure governors to reopen schools this fall
President Donald Trump said he will pressure governors to reopen schools this fall, claiming that governors could make “political statements” by refusing to reopen schools. Read more.
COVID-19 cases spike dramatically among young adults in Virginia Beach
The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health says they are reporting an increase in the number of positive tests for coronavirus among residents in ages younger than 30 years. Read more.
Some Richmond restaurants opt to stay in Phase 2
With Phase 3 underway in Virginia as of Wednesday, some restaurants are expanding operations. However, others are erring on the side of caution. Read more.
Virginia will maintain restrictions on bar seating under Phase 3
As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in some states, Governor Ralph Northam has decided bar seating will remain prohibited in restaurants when Phase Three begins Wednesday, July 1. Read more.
Red Cross urging blood donations, testing for antibodies
The Red Cross is urging Central Virginians to donate blood during the COVID-19 crisis and will test blood, platelet, and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies for a limited time. Read more.
Virginia is one of more than a dozen US states now requiring masks to be worn in public
With coronavirus cases ramping up in a number of US states, more than a dozen US governors have issued mandates to wear masks while in public settings. 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.
$50m in CARES Act funding to help families with rent, mortgage payments
Virginia Ralph Northam is calling on Chief Circuit Court judges around the state to extend an eviction moratorium as appropriate in their locality. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Community helps dentistry damaged in Richmond riots
For three decades, Richmond Dentistry for Children on West Broad Street in downtown Richmond has been a staple of the community, helping children and families from under-served communities. More here.
Pharrell makes music video to honor Virginia's frontline workers
Grammy-winning musician and Virginia Beach native Pharrell Williams released a video Saturday honoring Virginia's frontline workers in the COVID-19 crisis. More here.
Watch replay of Virginia Together Fund virtual concert
Rayvon Owen, Jay Baxter, Mighty Joshua, Rodney Stith and others performed in a virtual concert Friday night to help raise money for the Virginia Together Fund. 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.
COMPLETE COVERAGE: COVID-19 HEADLINES (App users, click here for a complete list.)
Superintendent endorses vaccinate mandate for employees6:01 PM, Aug 05, 2021
Amazon pushes back-to-office return date to January 20225:42 PM, Aug 05, 2021
Moderna says its COVID vaccine is 93% effective six months after second dose4:53 PM, Aug 05, 2021
Virginia sees uptick in COVID outbreaks at day cares, summer camps4:28 PM, Aug 05, 2021
COVID cases among Hopewell students, staff continue to rise3:58 PM, Aug 05, 2021
Nearly 72,000 children test positive for COVID over past week3:20 PM, Aug 05, 2021
Most Virginia state workers must be vaccinated or tested3:02 PM, Aug 05, 2021
Officials: Nearly 500 COVID cases possibly linked to Bucks' championship run2:37 PM, Aug 05, 2021
Yelp introduces new features to encourage vaccinations1:25 PM, Aug 05, 2021
Northam: State workers must be vaccinated or tested weekly1:17 PM, Aug 05, 2021
Virginia child dies from COVID-1912:07 PM, Aug 05, 2021
Florida hospital sees spike in kids hospitalized with COVID-1910:05 AM, Aug 05, 2021
Reports: Defense Sec. to recommend vax mandate for military8:51 AM, Aug 05, 2021
US plans to require COVID-19 shots for foreign travelers8:04 AM, Aug 05, 2021
Tokyo logs record 5,042 cases as infections surge amid Games5:10 AM, Aug 05, 2021
Worldwide cases of COVID-19 surpass 200 million10:13 PM, Aug 04, 2021
Nursing home to workers: Get vaccine or lose your job8:28 PM, Aug 04, 2021
Here's what to do if you lose, misplace COVID vaccine card6:16 PM, Aug 04, 2021
US plans to require COVID-19 shots for foreign travelers6:03 PM, Aug 04, 2021
Following NYC mandate, states consider vaccine passports4:52 PM, Aug 04, 2021
Arkansas governor regrets signing law banning mask mandates4:20 PM, Aug 04, 2021
Richmond will require city employees to get vaccine3:39 PM, Aug 04, 2021
Alabama prison offering $5 canteen credits for vaccinations2:29 PM, Aug 04, 2021
'One stop COVID shop' offers testing, vaccines and treatment12:58 PM, Aug 04, 2021
LATEST COVID-19 U.S. AND WORLDWIDE STATS