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, we will update this post with the day's local coronavirus headlines and statistics.
COVID-19 in Virginia (Scroll to bottom of story for U.S. stats)
Number of People Tested: 1,923
Number of Positive Tests: 94
Number of People Hospitalized: 19
Number of COVID-19-Linked Deaths: 2
City/County-by-County Breakdown of Cases
Arlington County: 17
Charles City County: 1
Chesterfield County: 6
Fairfax County: 16
Goochland County: 1
Hanover County: 1
Henrico County: 3
James City County 14
Loudon County: 5
Prince Edward County: 1
Prince William County: 11
Richmond City: 3
Spotsylvania County: 1
Stafford County: 2
Virginia Beach: 4
York County: 1
COVID-19 Local Highlights
10-year-old Virginia child tests positive for COVID-19
The first case of coronavirus has been reported in the Three Rivers Health District, the Virginia Department of Health announced. The patient is under the age of 10 years old and tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). The possibility of community spread is being investigated, officials said. More here.
Relief funds aid Richmond restaurants workers facing economic hardships
Restaurants across Virginia and the country have been forced to close their doors or significantly alter their service as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and orders to enforce social distancing. More here.
How awesome is this!? One #RVA bakery owner is giving out more than 100 loaves of free bread to help people (especially those in the service industry) impacted by closures/lay-offs etc. due to #Coronavirus.— Shannon Lilly CBS 6 (@ShannonLillyTV) March 19, 2020
We’ll have his story & more on the @CBS6 news at noon! pic.twitter.com/oIUcGaZEGX
Idle Hands baker hands out free bread: 'It brings people happiness and that’s why I do it'
Richmond bakery owner Jay Metzler, who owns Idle Hands Bread Company in The Fan, is doing what he can to help people impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
"A lot of people are hurting, and I love to bake bread," said Metzler. "I have eight employees. I’ve had to take them all down to three or less days a week. So while it's very scary for me and very present, it’s scary for lots of people in this business specifically."More here.
Central Virginia schools extend school closures through mid-April
School Districts throughout Central Virginia are extending their closures as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to affect the region and those changes continue to come in Thursday. More here.
ER Dr Joran Sequeria has a message for employers in the #RVA: stop sending your employees who recently traveled, have sick family members, or who have an upper respiratory issue to the Emergency Room for a COVID-19 test and a doctors note. @CBS6 #Covid_19 https://t.co/sXyuAdWbxy— Melissa J. Hipolit (@MelissaCBS6) March 19, 2020
Emergency Room doctors hope for changes to better care for COVID-19 patients: 'We're nervous'
Emergency Room Doctor Joran Sequeria has a message for employers in the Richmond region: stop sending your employees who recently traveled, have sick family members, or who have an upper respiratory issue to the Emergency Room for a COVID-19 test and a doctors note. More here.
Help available for addicts in quarantine: 'Boredom is a big trigger'
McShin Foundation co-founder John Shinholser said peer-to-peer recovery is paramount in overcoming addiction.
“When we find recovery our message is one of responsibility," Shinholser said about his recovery and rehab non-profit. More here.
Additional COVID-19 Headlines
Arizona man leaves hospital after five-month COVID battle8:45 PM, Dec 06, 2021
Notre Dame requiring COVID-19 booster shots for students6:32 PM, Dec 06, 2021
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How COVID boosters can impact cancer treatments5:18 PM, Dec 06, 2021
Researchers create test that detects COVID in breath2:31 PM, Dec 06, 2021
New U.S. international travel rules take effect Monday11:12 AM, Dec 06, 2021
NYC to impose vaccine mandate on private sector employers9:28 AM, Dec 06, 2021
Confirmed omicron cases in California linked to Wisconsin wedding8:48 AM, Dec 06, 2021
Fauci: Early reports encouraging about omicron variant4:15 PM, Dec 05, 2021
745 more COVID-19 patients discharged last week2:50 PM, Dec 05, 2021
FDA authorizes monoclonal antibody treatment for newborns5:36 PM, Dec 03, 2021
County-by-county look at COVID-19 in Virginia4:33 PM, Dec 03, 2021
COVID-19 in Virginia: 12,800+ new cases reported last week3:37 PM, Dec 03, 2021
There could be a COVID test shortage during holiday season2:48 PM, Dec 03, 2021
Omicron coronavirus variant found in five US states9:34 AM, Dec 03, 2021
Arizona research institutes tests pets for COVID-198:49 PM, Dec 02, 2021
Latest COVID-19 US and Worldwide Stats