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: Hopewell 

Hopewell currently has reported 565 total cases of COVID-19 according to the Virginia Department of Health. This is an increase of six cases in three days, which is a promising trend right now for the city. There have also been zero new hospitalizations or deaths among Hopewell residents.

The total number of hospitalizations remains at 43, and the total number of deaths remains at eight.

On Friday, we will provide the three-day changes that took place in the city of Hopewell. Check back for details. You can also see the new restrictions that were put in place by Governor Northam on Friday here.


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