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: 3,333 (+455 from Monday)
People Hospitalized: 563 (+66 from Monday)
COVID-19-Linked Deaths: 63 (+9 from Monday)
People Tested: 28,645 - 24,521 (+4,124 from Monday)
CITY/COUNTY-BY-COUNTY BREAKDOWN OF CASES
Buena Vista City: 4
Charles City: 4
Franklin City: 4
Franklin County: 11
Isle of Wight: 23
James City: 119
King George: 10
King and Queen: 1
King William: 2
Manassas City: 20
Manassas Park: 4
New Kent: 12
Newport News: 57
Prince Edward: 3
Prince George: 21
Prince William: 236
Richmond City: 110
Richmond County: 2
Roanoke City: 12
Roanoke County: 8
Virginia Beach: 200
*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
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.
COVID-19 death toll at Henrico center jumps again
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.)
3 million COVID-19 deaths recorded around the world9:40 AM, Apr 17, 2021
Worldwide COVID-19 death toll tops a staggering 3 million7:44 AM, Apr 17, 2021
Several major cruise lines extend suspension of cruises2:44 PM, Apr 16, 2021
Despite vaccination, immune suppression could leave some vulnerable2:31 PM, Apr 16, 2021
Towns on state borders live with two very different sets of COVID-19 rules12:47 PM, Apr 16, 2021
Some Texas cities uphold COVID-19 restrictions despite governor opening state12:43 PM, Apr 16, 2021
COVID-19 in Virginia: 3.3 million+ have 1st dose; 2 million+ fully vaccinated10:47 AM, Apr 16, 2021
475 80 more COVID-19 patients discharged in Virginia9:59 AM, Apr 16, 2021
Bride wears gown to get vaccine after virus cancels ceremony9:34 AM, Apr 16, 2021
Amid hesitancy, Louisiana gets creative in vaccine outreach6:03 AM, Apr 16, 2021
Woman living in hotel: I've waited on VEC check for months5:24 AM, Apr 16, 2021
COVID-19 blamed for large increase in US deaths9:20 PM, Apr 15, 2021
Pfizer CEO says people 'likely' will need third COVID shot in next 12 months7:39 PM, Apr 15, 2021
County-by-county look at COVID-19 in Virginia Thursday4:07 PM, Apr 15, 2021
NV woman among those who suffered J&J clotting issue2:57 PM, Apr 15, 2021
What you need to know about MIS-C, kids' post-COVID sickness1:26 PM, Apr 15, 2021
'Long COVID-19' patients eager for answers about vaccines1:15 PM, Apr 15, 2021
New vaccination centers planned for Richmond, Henrico district12:50 PM, Apr 15, 2021
State of Education
Parents on the fence about vaccinating children for school12:03 PM, Apr 15, 2021
Here's what to do if you lose your COVID-19 vaccination card11:27 AM, Apr 15, 2021
COVID-19 in Virginia: 3.2 million+ have 1st dose; 1.9 million+ fully vaccinated10:50 AM, Apr 15, 2021
2 tigers at Virginia zoo test positive for the coronavirus10:42 AM, Apr 15, 2021
Nearly 80 more COVID-19 patients discharged in Virginia10:07 AM, Apr 15, 2021
13-year-old entrepreneur scores contract with neighborhood9:35 PM, Apr 14, 2021
LATEST COVID-19 U.S. AND WORLDWIDE STATS