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: 6,171 (+424 from Monday)
People Hospitalized: 978 (+75 from Monday)
COVID-19-Linked Deaths: 154 (+5 from Monday)
People Tested: 42,763 (+1,362 from Monday)
CITY/COUNTY-BY-COUNTY BREAKDOWN OF CASES
Albemarle: 50 (+1)
Alexandria: 247 (+12)
Arlington: 401 (+11)
Botetourt: 23 (-1)
Brunswick: 9 (+6)
Buchanan: 12 (+10)
Buckingham: 18 (+2)
Buena Vista City: 4
Campbell: 11 (+1)
Caroline: 7 (+1)
Charles City: 9
Charlottesville: 36 (+3)
Chesapeake: 136 (+10)
Chesterfield: 241 (+30)
Clarke: 5 (+2)
Colonial Heights: 16 (+6)
Culpeper: 24 (+4)
Danville: 22 (+1)
Emporia: 8 (+1)
Fairfax: 1,207 (+43)
Fairfax City: 1
Falls Church: 2
Fluvanna: 40 (+17)
Franklin City: 7 (+1)
Franklin County: 15 (+1)
Frederick: 71 (+5)
Fredericksburg: 14 (+1)
Goochland: 39 (+1)
Greensville: 15 (+5)
Hanover: 52 (+13)
Hampton: 73 (+1)
Harrisonburg: 95 (+8)
Henrico: 432 (+35)
Isle of Wight: 60 (+27)
James City: 126
King George: 16 (+2)
King and Queen: 2
King William: 2
Lee: 6 (-1)
Loudoun: 344 (+20)
Lunenburg: 3 (-1)
Madison: 7 (+1)
Manassas City: 49 (+8)
Manassas Park: 13 (+3)
Montgomery: 33 (+1)
New Kent: 15 (+2)
Newport News: 88 (+10)
Norfolk: 97 (-2)
Orange: 15 (+1)
Portsmouth: 59 (+5)
Prince Edward: 13
Prince George: 27
Prince William: 508 (+74)
Richmond City: 175 (+8)
Richmond County: 7 (+2)
Roanoke City: 21
Roanoke County: 16 (-2)
Rockingham: 56 (+7)
Russell: 2 (+1)
Salem: 3 (+2)
Shenandoah: 23 (+6)
Spotsylvania: 56 (+5)
Southampton: 6 (+1)
Stafford: 95 (+8)
Suffolk: 57 (+6)
Virginia Beach: 252 (+1)
Warren: 19 (+2)
Washington: 27 (-1)
Wise: 14 (+1)
York: 35 (+2)
*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
Chesterfield dad survives COVID-19: 'It was an excruciatingly painful experience'
A Chesterfield father of two is home and out of quarantine, nearly one month after contracting COVID-19, a virus that nearly claimed his life. More here.
42 people killed in COVID-19 outbreak at Henrico center
Forty-two Canterbury Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center residents have now died due to a COVID-19 outbreak at the western Henrico center. More here.
80 million to get stimulus checks by Wednesday, others will need to submit banking information
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuhcin said that 80 million Americans will receive stimulus checks via direct deposit by Wednesday. Mnuchin added that those who do not receive their check by Wednesday will need to enter their banking information to the IRS if they want their check via direct deposit. More here.
UVA model shows Virginia tracking toward lower COVID-19 case peak this summer
Newly released results from a coronavirus infection rate model, designed specifically for case data in Virginia, shows social distancing efforts are making an impact and could help flatten the curve of infection in the Commonwealth. More here.
Virginia business closures extended: 'We need to keep doing what we're doing'
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam revealed Monday that many businesses in Virginia will remain closed beyond next week. Read more.
Salon workers in limbo during COVID-19 crisis: 'We just want answers'
Salon employees who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19 say that they are stuck in limbo - jobless and in some cases struggling to receive unemployment. More here.
Richmond non-profits create tiny face shield prototype for newborns
A collective of Richmond non-profits have sent hundreds of face shields to first responders fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. They’re also working to protect newborns from the novel coronavirus. More here.
Virginia restaurants now selling mixed drinks, cocktails to-go
Virginia restaurants are allowed to sell mixed drinks and cocktails to-go as of Friday.
Chris Danahy, the owner of the Tavern on Patterson Avenue, said he is serving cocktails in a mason jar that are the equivalent to four margaritas. 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.)
Rules around religious exemptions and the COVID-19 vaccine5:00 PM, Sep 24, 2021
Nearly 200 Va. CVS stores to begin offering booster shots4:02 PM, Sep 24, 2021
Mom who died of COVID 'tried to help as many kids as she could'2:11 PM, Sep 24, 2021
CDC studies: Mask mandates limit spread of virus in schools1:49 PM, Sep 24, 2021
CDC director gives final approval for booster shots7:26 AM, Sep 24, 2021
CDC panel endorses Pfizer booster shots for high-risk adults4:47 PM, Sep 23, 2021
COVID-19 vaccine mandates from colleges making an impact3:03 PM, Sep 23, 2021
How will health districts start administering booster shots?12:45 PM, Sep 23, 2021
Some FL students exposed to COVID won't have to quarantine8:50 PM, Sep 22, 2021
FDA authorizes booster shots for millions of Americans7:59 PM, Sep 22, 2021
USOPC: American hopefuls for Winter Olympics must be vaccinated7:28 PM, Sep 22, 2021
Clinic asks for more monoclonal antibody drugs for COVID patients6:27 PM, Sep 22, 2021
Church of Jesus Christ requiring masks4:10 PM, Sep 22, 2021
Vandy technology helps researchers discover ‘ultra-potent’ antibodies3:16 PM, Sep 22, 2021
Bride-to-be dies of COVID days after scheduled wedding day1:43 PM, Sep 22, 2021
Germany ending quarantine pay for unvaccinated workers12:37 PM, Sep 22, 2021
Temporary art installation creates national COVID-19 memorial12:21 PM, Sep 22, 2021
TX doctor cleared of vaccine theft sues county12:09 PM, Sep 22, 2021
WHO reports global decline in new COVID-19 cases7:54 AM, Sep 22, 2021
Biden doubles vaccine purchase, calls for more global shots7:16 AM, Sep 22, 2021
VSU forum addresses vaccination rates in Black community11:33 PM, Sep 21, 2021
VCU study aims to learn how COVID affects kids in long term6:52 PM, Sep 21, 2021
Virginia nurses feeling brunt of pandemic, COVID case surge6:03 PM, Sep 21, 2021
Couple kicked out of TX bar for refusing to take off masks12:43 PM, Sep 21, 2021
LATEST COVID-19 U.S. AND WORLDWIDE STATS