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
Virginia has seen a record number of unemployment claims due to COVID-19.
The Virginia State Corporation Commission’s (SCC) Bureau of Insurance wants to remind Virginians that there are health insurance options available if they’ve recently been laid off or lost health insurance benefits through their employer. “Loss of a job doesn’t have to mean loss of health insurance coverage,” said Virginia Insurance Commissioner Scott A. White. “In
Virginians have until Oct. 1, 2021, to obtain new federally compliant driver's licenses
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government has extended the deadline for Real ID-compliant driver’s licenses by a year, meaning Virginians now have until Oct. 1, 2021, to obtain the new enhanced driver’s licenses and identification credential that will be required for domestic air travel. “We applaud the 1.3 million Virginians who were proactive
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
46,885 Virginians filed for unemployment last week, breaking 1989 record.
A record-breaking 46,885 Virginians filed for unemployment benefits last week amid the economic nosedive that has accompanied the COVID-19 crisis, according to U.S. Department of Labor statistics released Thursday. The previous record for initial unemployment claims in Virginia was 25,133 in December 1989, according to a report released Thursday from the Dragas Center for Economic Analysis
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
Northam calling on companies to redirect safety equipment for front-line medical workers.
UPDATED MARCH 27, 4 P.M. This week, Virginia received its first shipment of personal protective equipment (PPE) for front-line health care workers from the federal government’s Strategic National Stockpile, but that supply is falling far short of the demand that will be needed for the COVID-19 pandemic, so Gov. Ralph Northam is calling on private
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