The coronavirus (COVID 19) has spread across the state.
As of Friday, James City County has 19 positive cases, Williamsburg has four, York County has three and Newport News has one, according to the Virginia Department of Health’s website.
Virginia now has 114 positive cases of the coronavirus with 20 hospitalizations, according to Friday’s update.
Dr. Norman Oliver, the state health commissioner, said another 35 tests will be processed Friday with more cases from state and private labs like LabCorp and Quest Diagnostics.
He added there are more than 13,000 cases in the United States with some 196 deaths.
Gov. Ralph Northam said Friday the National Guard has been “on call” and “standby” since he declared a state of emergency.
“They’ve been activated,” he said, adding he has not made a decision to deploy or mobilize them yet.
- Testing capacity: More than 1,000 tests available
- New guidelines and criteria for testing, increase testing in nursing home, long-term care and assisted living facilities
- No pilot testing (random sampling) at this time
- Medical supplies: Virginia Department of Health received close to 200,095 respirators and stock of other personal protective equipment such as masks, gowns and gloves
- Monday thru Thursday: around 14,000 claims
- Thursday: 16,357 claims
- Increase capacity with additional call center
- Direct deposits sent out weekly
- Qualifications change daily so everyone is encouraged to apply
- File a claim visiting this online portal here.
Other updates from Northam
- Depression, anxious or suicidal thoughts? Call National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-8255.
- Stressed? Call 24/7 Disaster Stress Hotline: 800-985-5990 for crisis counseling.
- U.S. Census: Fill out mail or online so Virginia can get $675 million of federal funding allocated to states.
- ABC license: People ordering food from restaurants can also order beer and/or wine for either take out or delivery.
- Concerned how your employer is handling coronavirus? Speak with their supervisor and if they are not helpful to reach out to OSHA.
- Nice weather: Get some fresh air but keep your distance, maintain social distancing.
- WATA continues limited services amid local coronavirus outbreak
- Social distancing: Williamsburg City Council met via video, and the public participated
- Coronavirus: Small business loans, Medicaid coverage and tax relief
- Joint Base Langley-Eustis has 1 coronavirus positive case
Sentara opens two additional coronavirus screening locations