by Jackson Revere
Virginia has not been immune as COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the country. Overall, Virginia’s cases are not rising at an alarming rate but they are trending in a bad direction. Right now the Commonwealth is seeing a 7-day average of around 1500 new cases per day.
As the numbers rise and likely continue to rise over the holidays when people gather indoors, we want to keep communities informed of the conditions in their communities. Starting today, we will begin publishing updates for individual communities. Like our page on Facebook or check back here to see the updates when they are published.
11/17 Update: Colonial Heights
Colonial Heights currently has reported 361 total cases of COVID-19 according to the Virginia Department of Health. This is only an increase of eight cases in the last five days. Of those 361 cases, 30 people have been hospitalized. Only one of those hospitalizations took place during the last two weeks. 26 Colonial Heights residents have died due to COVID-19 complications.
On Friday, we will provide the three-day changes that took place in Colonial Heights. Check back for details. You can also see the new restrictions that were put in place by Governor Northam on Friday here.
“COVID-19 is surging across the country, and while cases are not rising in Virginia as rapidly as in some other states, I do not intend to wait until they are. We are acting now to prevent this health crisis from getting worse,” said Governor Northam.“Everyone is tired of this pandemic and restrictions on our lives. I’m tired, and I know you are tired too. But as we saw earlier this year, these mitigation measures work. I am confident that we can come together as one Commonwealth to get this virus under control and save lives.”
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