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: 18,671 (+940 from Saturday)
People Hospitalized: 2,627 (+108 from Saturday)
COVID-19-Linked Deaths: 660 (+44 from Saturday)
Total People Tested: 119,065 (+6,615 from Saturday)
Unique People Tested: 101,344 (+5,920 from Saturday)
New #COVID19/#coronavirus numbers from the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Assoc.— Cam Thompson (@CamThompsonCBS6) May 3, 2020
Patients: 1413 (-13)
Discharged: 2497 (+185)
Bed Availability: 5187 (+117)
Ventilator Use: 20% (0%)
Supply metric n/a (viewing data on my phone and it didn’t load). @CBS6 pic.twitter.com/RAsFnumYon
CITY/COUNTY-BY-COUNTY BREAKDOWN OF CASES
Accomack: 400 (+47)
Albemarle: 108 (+3)
Alexandria: 899 (+51)
Arlington: 1,106 (+62)
Amherst: 14 (+2)
Augusta: 46 (+1)
Bristol: 2 (+1)
Buena Vista City: 6
Caroline: 31 (+2)
Carroll: 15 (+2)
Charles City: 17 (+4)
Charlottesville: 63 (+5)
Chesapeake: 279 (+16)
Chesterfield: 601 (+8)
Colonial Heights: 57
Culpeper: 191 (+14)
Emporia: 24 (+1)
Essex: 11 (+3)
Fairfax: 4,340 (+294)
Fairfax City: 32 (+3)
Falls Church: 35 (+9)
Fauquier: 133 (+5)
Franklin City: 23
Franklin County: 23 (+1)
Frederick: 121 (+6)
Fredericksburg: 39 (+2)
Galax: 12 (+2)
Gloucester: 25 (+1)
Goochland: 79 (+1)
Hanover: 137 (+4)
Hampton: 123 (+1)
Harrisonburg: 478 (+8)
Henrico: 954 (+28)
Isle of Wight: 99
James City: 163 (+2)
King George: 35 (+2)
King and Queen: 3
King William: 9
Lancaster: 4 (+1)
Lexington: 6 (+1)
Loudoun: 931 (+50)
Lynchburg: 64 (+2)
Manassas City: 266 (+8)
Manassas Park: 82 (+6)
Mecklenburg: 106 (+2)
New Kent: 25 (+2)
Newport News: 125 (+2)
Norfolk: 221 (+10)
Northampton: 134 (+40)
Page: 109 (+2)
Portsmouth: 183 (+10)
Powhatan: 15 (+1)
Prince Edward: 55
Prince George: 35
Prince William: 2,026 (+126)
Richmond City: 403 (+21)
Richmond County: 145 (+2)
Roanoke City: 81 (+1)
Roanoke County: 57 (+3)
Rockingham: 265 (+6)
Shenandoah: 145 (+11)
Spotsylvania: 186 (+12)
Southampton: 127 (+2)
Suffolk: 190 (+12)
Virginia Beach: 413
Westmoreland: 26 (+1)
Winchester: 49 (+3)
Williamsburg: 22 (+1)
Wythe: 12 (+1)
York: 47 (+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.
COVID-19 LOCAL HEADLINES
4 new COVID-19 outbreaks reported Sunday in Virginia
Additionally, data shows 136 (+4 from yesterday's report) outbreaks at long-term care facilities with a total of 2,609 COVID-19 cases and 363 deaths as of Sunday. That is up 126 cases and 28 deaths from Saturday's update. More here.
COVID-19 hospitalizations drop, discharges near 2,500 in Virginia
Nearly 2,500 COVID-19 patients have been discharged from Virginia hospitals, according to data from the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA). More here.
Small businesses owners look forward to possible May 8 reopening
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is set to outline guidelines for phase one of the Blueprint for Virginia to begin reopening during a news briefing Monday.
Many struggling small businesses are anxiously waiting to see if they get to reopen in the wake of the state's stay-at-home order, which forced the closure of many non-essential businesses. More here.
Virginia Beach mayor urges Northam to reopen beaches
As hope of reopening the economy continues to build across Hampton Roads, Virginia Beach Mayor, Bobby Dyer, is asking Governor Northam to include opening beaches in phase one Virginia's reopening plan. More here.
Virginia to get decontamination systems for protective gear
Virginia is set to receive three decontamination systems that can collectively sterilize up to 240,000 units of personal protective equipment each day during the coronavirus outbreak. More here.
Virginia Tech president hopes to resume on-campus classes this fall
The president of Virginia Tech says he is hopeful the school will be able to hold classes on campus this fall, but said no final decision will be made until next month. More here.
Northam to detail phase 1 guidelines for reopening Virginia Monday
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam will outline guidelines for phase one of the plan to reopen the Commonwealth during a new briefing Monday. More here.
FDA grants emergency use authorization for experimental COVID-19 drug
The Food and Drug Administration granted emergency use authorization on Friday for the drug remdesivir to treat the coronavirus. More here.
Doctors concerned that patients in need are avoiding hospitals in fear of COVID-19
While non-emergency surgeries and dental procedures resumed Friday in Virginia, some VCU Health doctors believe people are scared to come to the hospital in fear of getting the COVID-19 virus. More here.
Virginia crisis manager returns home to NYC to set up morgues
John Scrivani retired from his work in disaster response management in New York City about a decade ago.
He moved to Spotsylvania County seeking a calmer life, but the COVID-19 pandemic has brought him back home. Read more.
Police close Capitol Square amid Reopen rally
Virginia State Capitol Police shutdown Capitol Square in Richmond for approximately two hours Friday afternoon.More here.
Mental health service providers see a massive increase in patient demand
Gov. Ralph Northam announced a $2 million grant to aid those experiencing mental and behavioral health crises in the wake of COVID-19. Read more.
Northam creates COVID-19 Business Task Force to guide strategy for easing restrictions
The task force consists of representatives from a variety of Virginia industries, including restaurants, breweries, wineries, small and large retailers, fitness centers, hair salons, barber shops, spas and estheticians, museums, hospitality groups, campgrounds, and entertainment venues. More here.
Virginia jazz singer's 'cool' porch performance will make you smile
A Richmond jazz vocalist lifted spirits while performing from her porch all while practicing social distancing Saturday. More here.
Drive-by parade celebrates Virginia WWII vet's 100th birthday
World War II veteran Walter Shevock's birthday celebration took place as a social distancing-style parade because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was a milestone Shevock said he did not think he would see.
"Oh no, no, never," Shevock said. "For all I've been through, I never thought I'd reach 100." More here.
Rent party Facebook LIVE aims to raise money for renters
Some area property managers who formed a homeless intervention program are working to help keep families in their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. More here.
Virginia teen flies around the state delivering food to communities in need
“He said, ‘I’d like to bring food.’ I was like, ‘Wait? What? What?," Linda Hudgens said. More here.
How you can brighten the day of residents at Canterbury
A new effort is underway to brighten the day of residents who have been on lockdown at nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. More here.
Plunky jams on his Richmond front porch every night
Since we can no longer go see Richmond saxophonist James ‘Plunky’ Branch in concert, the musician is bringing the concert to us. Read more.
Richmond students create virtual program to engage elementary school children
When coronavirus closed down schools and stopped the world in its tracks, four honors students from Maggie Walker Governors School created an organization to help elementary school students adjust to their new normal. More here.
Organization teams up with Richmond restaurants to feed hospital staff
A national grassroots organization working with restaurants and other medical facilities to feed healthcare workers on the frontline of the COVID-19 crisis has launched a Richmond chapter. More here.
Henrico bakery donates 16,000 masks for first responders
The owner of a Henrico bakery donated thousands of face masks and hundreds of pastries to first responders. More here.
Feed More hires Richmond restaurant cooks
Seven Richmond cooks from kitchens like Lemaire, Acacia Midtown, Shagbark, and West Coast Provisions are now cooking meals for Feed More. A Community Foundation grant helped Feed More hire the out-of-work cooks for the Bayard Community Kitchen. More here.
Shrimps dishes out soul food in Richmond
Shrimps Restaurant, on W. Brookland Park Boulevard, continues to safely serve customers in Richmond’s Northside. More here.
Richmond startup takes on restaurant takeout
Just as to-go has become the go-to for getting restaurant food, a Richmond startup has launched an app intended to make takeout easier. More here.
How COVID-19 is impacting The Veil, Charm School, and Stella’s south Richmond plans
A brewery-anchored project on the Southside is eyeing a summer finish line, the same time many Richmonders are hopeful for an ending of social distancing guidelines. More here.
Fountain Bookstore celebrates ‘Independent Bookstore Day’ with virtual bookstore party
The bookstore may be closed, but the books are still open. To celebrate “Independent Bookstore Day” on April 25, Richmond-based Fountain Bookstore will offer a special virtual event complete with free audio downloads, giveaways and other surprises. More here.
Richmond Symphony hosts 9-hour virtual music marathon fundraiser
Despite social distancing, the music plays on! The Richmond Symphony is hosting a nine-hour music marathon fundraiser on Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. This marathon will stream live on the Richmond Symphony’s Facebook page and will feature performances by symphony musicians, youth program participants, staff and board members. More here.
Anthony’s on the Hill reopens amid pandemic
A neighborhood restaurant opened its doors in the midst of the coronavirus and the community came to its aid. Antoinette Essa chatted with Anthony’s on the Hill owner Michael Calogerakis and his daughter Madison about operating during the coronavirus crisis.More here.
King's Barbecue adapts to keep doors open during COVID-19
For more than seven decades, King's Barbecue has dominated Petersburg's taste for smoked pork. And for more than 70 years, little has changed about the restaurant and the food it serves. More here.
How Richmond Fleet Management keeps the city rolling
It’s an essential city service you rarely get to see. Richmond Fleet Management crews are responsible for keeping Richmond’s first responders and city services rolling. More here.
Saucy's BBQ offers drive thru pork, ribs, and beer
Saucy's Walk Up and Saucy's Sit Down have transformed into Saucy's Drive Thru and Saucy's Takeout. Tom McCormack , the owner of Saucy's BBQ in Petersburg and Hopewell, spoke with Eat It, Virginia co-host Scott Wise about keeping the Tri-Cities feed with ribs and pulled pork.More here.
Richmond International Film Festival moves online for live discussion series
While The Richmond International Film Festival (RIFF) has been postponed due to COVID-19, the producers of the yearly event have been working to create an online experience to highlight the festivals film makers, musicians, and special guest speakers. More here.
COMPLETE COVERAGE: COVID-19 HEADLINES (App users, click here for complete list.)
Gloucester mother of 8 fighting for her life on a ventilator after getting COVID-198:00 PM, Sep 18, 2021
Why some Virginians say they won't get the COVID-19 vaccine5:43 PM, Sep 17, 2021
Southwest offering extra pay to employees who get vaccinated4:53 PM, Sep 17, 2021
FDA panel approves COVID-19 booster for 65 and older4:39 PM, Sep 17, 2021
Obesity rates are still on the rise in the US1:03 PM, Sep 17, 2021
Children as young as 2 receive COVID vaccine in Cuba12:54 PM, Sep 17, 2021
CDC to allocated $2.1B to fight infectious disease12:36 PM, Sep 17, 2021
FDA panel rejects plan to offer COVID-19 booster shots9:55 AM, Sep 17, 2021
How Richmond plans to address disparities in vaccinations11:50 PM, Sep 16, 2021
Seattle area to require proof of vaccination11:06 PM, Sep 16, 2021
More than 5 million US children have tested positive for COVID-197:43 PM, Sep 16, 2021
Experts weigh in on vaccine booster shots5:59 PM, Sep 16, 2021
Big disparities revealed in Richmond vaccination rates4:47 PM, Sep 16, 2021
White House offered to answer Nicki Minaj's vax questions2:57 PM, Sep 16, 2021
Roughly 1 in every 500 Americans have died of COVID-191:07 PM, Sep 16, 2021
'Don’t forget about the flu': Doctors recommending vaccinations for COVID-19 and flu12:46 PM, Sep 16, 2021
This tool will turn your vaccination card into a QR code11:16 AM, Sep 16, 2021
Va. health leaders weigh in on timeline for booster shots10:43 PM, Sep 15, 2021
World leaders face new rule at UN meeting: vaccination9:05 PM, Sep 15, 2021
Mayor: 30 Richmond workers could lose jobs over COVID vaccine4:23 PM, Sep 15, 2021
Fauci debunks Minaj's controversial claim about COVID-19 vaccine4:08 PM, Sep 15, 2021
Veterinarians focus on vaccinating zoo animals to prevent COVID-19 infections3:55 PM, Sep 15, 2021
How to safely sign kids up for COVID-19 vaccine trials2:49 PM, Sep 15, 2021
Kentucky woman rings bell each day to mark pandemic1:48 PM, Sep 15, 2021
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