Virginia coronavirus cases nearly reach 6,900
Virginia Department of Health logged 389 new confirmed cases in the last 24 hours.
4:50 p.m., April 16 update: According to the Henrico County Health Department, another resident at Canterbury Rehabilitation & Healthcare Clinic has died. The number of fatal COVID-19 cases there is now 46.
1 p.m., April 16 update: The West Piedmont Health District, which covers the city of Martinsville and the counties of Franklin, Henry and Patrick, reported its first COVID-19 fatality Thursday. No other information was provided about the patient. The health department has scheduled drive-thru testing on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from noon to 4 p.m. at Martinsville Speedway, except in case of inclement weather.
Virginia has 6,889 confirmed coronavirus cases, with 208 COVID-related deaths, as of Thursday, April 16, according to the Virginia Department of Health (VDH). More than 1,110 Virginians are hospitalized from COVID-19.
Forty-five of Virginia’s deaths have occurred at Canterbury Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, a long-term care care facility in Henrico County that is among the nursing homes with the most confirmed deaths from COVID-19 in the nation. Seattle’s Life Care Center, an early outbreak site, has seen 43 deaths from the coronavirus.
Northern Virginia continues to have the most confirmed cases statewide, with 1,375 cases in Fairfax County, 582 in Prince William County, 453 in Arlington County, 378 in Loudoun County, 275 in Alexandria and 120 in Stafford County. In Central Virginia, there are 497 confirmed cases in Henrico County, 367 in Chesterfield County and 188 in Richmond. In Hampton Roads, there are 258 confirmed cases in Virginia Beach, 143 cases in Chesapeake, 135 in James City County, 105 in Norfolk, 97 in Newport News and 77 in Hampton.
Statewide, 46,444 people have been tested for the coronavirus and there have been 112 outbreaks statewide, with 63 of those occurring in long-term care facilities and nursing homes.
Globally, there are more than 2 million confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 138,101 deaths, as of April 16. The United States has the most confirmed cases and deaths from the disease, with 639,664 confirmed cases and 30,985 reported deaths. Nearly 10,900 deaths have occurred in New York City alone.
Below is the latest data from VDH: