Richmond/Henrico health department director says Virginians should "be prepared" for an explosive jump in cases.
Dr. Danny Avula, director of the Henrico County and Richmond health departments, warned Friday, “We need to be prepared that we might have a 10x jump [in the number of COVID-19 cases] in the next week and a half” in the state, which would overwhelm hospitals. Virginia has 604 cases of COVID-19 as of Friday,
Va. death toll may be as high as 18.
A man in his 70s died Friday in a hospital from respiratory failure, Prince William Health District officials announced Friday evening. It is the first COVID-19 death recorded in the district, which includes Manassas and Woodbridge Fairfax County Health District reported its second coronavirus death, a man in his 60s who contracted the virus during
As of Friday, center reports 6 deaths.
A Henrico County longterm care facility, Canterbury Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, reported two deaths of “presumed positive” COVID-19 patients in the past 24 hours, in addition to four deaths earlier this week of people whose test results had already come back positive. One man died at a hospital and the other at the center, according
As state sees biggest 24-hour surge in COVID-19 cases, Northam calls on federal government for leadership, aid.
As Virginia saw its largest 24-hour increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases Friday, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam called on President Donald Trump and the federal government to implement a “national solution” for supplying front-line medical workers and first responders with much-needed protective gear and medical equipment. On Friday, the Virginia Department of Health announced that 604
Experimental antiviral medication is being tested on patients at VCU Health System
A VCU Health liver specialist and gastroenterologist is leading clinical trials for a possible drug treatment for COVID-19 patients. This week, Dr. Arun Sanyal began testing remdesivir, an antiviral medication previously used experimentally to treat the Ebola virus, on several VCU Health System patients with moderate to severe cases of COVID-19. While it’s too early
Woman in her 70s dies from respiratory failure
The Loudoun County Health Department reported its first COVID-19 death Thursday afternoon, bringing the total fatalities in Virginia to 14. The patient was a woman in her 70s who died from respiratory failure caused by the virus. She was hospitalized, according to a press release from the county. “We are saddened by the first confirmed
Virginia confirmed 460 cases and 14 deaths as of Thursday, March 26.
More than half of Virginia’s 460 confirmed COVID-19 cases are among men and people older than age 50, according to demographic information released Thursday by the Virginia Department of Health about the Virginians who are known to have contracted the novel coronavirus so far. Men have contracted the virus at a slightly higher rate, making up
A third Canterbury resident has died, the Henrico County long-term care facility reports.
UPDATE, 5 p.m. Wednesday: A third resident of Canterbury Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center has died, according to a news release from the long-term care facility in Henrico County. Fourteen residents and four staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 over the past 11 days, according to a statement by Dr. James Wright, the center’s medical
Canterbury Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center had four positive cases last week
Two elderly residents of the Canterbury Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in western Henrico County have died from COVID-19, the Virginia Health Department announced Tuesday afternoon, bringing the statewide total to nine fatalities. Last week, the health department reported four positive cases at the long-term care facility; the two patients were among other residents receiving treatment
Patient was man in his 70s, VDH reports
A man in his 70s has died from COVID-19, the first coronavirus death reported in Virginia Beach and the seventh statewide, according to a statement Monday from the Virginia Beach Health District. The man had underlying health conditions, according to a Monday afternoon news release, and the cause of death was acute respiratory failure. The