Va. coronavirus cases continue to rise
State has more than 3,600 confirmed cases, with 75 Virginians dead from COVID-19.
10:30 p.m. April 8 update: VDH health districts reported three more virus-related deaths Wednesday afternoon and evening. These are the first fatal cases in the Central Virginia Health District (Lynchburg and surrounding counties), Three Rivers Health District (Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula), where a woman in her 40s has died, and the Eastern Shore Health District, where a woman in her 70s died. No further information was provided about the patient in Central Virginia.
3:30 p.m. April 8 update: Canterbury Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in Henrico County announced Wednesday that another patient has died, bringing the total number of fatal cases to 33. Currently there are 90 residents and 25 staff members who have tested positive, according to the center, and many have not displayed symptoms, although some are being treated in the center or at a regional hospital.
As of Wednesday, April 8, there are 3,645 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the commonwealth, up from 3,333 the day before, according to the Virginia Department of Health.
Seventy-five Virginians have died from the illness. More than 40% of the state’s COVID-19-related deaths have taken place at Canterbury Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, a long-term care nursing home in Henrico County where 32 patients have died from COVID-19 and more than 100 patients and staff have tested positive for the coronavirus.
Northern Virginia still has the highest numbers of confirmed cases statewide, with 570 in Fairfax County, 254 in Arlington County, 238 in Loudoun County and 263 in Prince William County. In Central Virginia, there are 291 confirmed cases in Henrico County, 145 in Chesterfield County and 119 in Richmond.
This article will be updated.
Below is current data from VDH.