Free COVID-19 testing

10/22/2020, 6 p.m.
Free community testing for COVID-19 continues.

Free community testing for COVID-19 continues.

The Richmond and Henrico County health districts are offering testing at the following locations:

Appointments are encouraged by calling the Richmond and Henrico COVID-19 Hotline at (804) 205-3501 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Testing will be offered while test supplies last.

The Chesterfield County Health Department also is offering free COVID-19 testing at the following locations:

Cornerstone Church, 10551 Chalkley Road, 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, and Thursday, Oct. 22 and 29.

Walmsley Boulevard United Methodist Church, 2950 Walmsley Blvd., 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27.

Faith and Family Center, 7900 Walmsley Blvd., 5 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 and 31.

Testing is encouraged for those who have COVID-19 symptoms. The testing is free, and no reservations are necessary.

Details: Chesterfield County Health Department at (804) 318-8207.

The Virginia Department of Health reported on Wednesday a total of 168,772 positive cases of COVID-19 statewide, along with 12,010 hospitalizations and 3,515 deaths. Officials reported a steady 4.9 percent positivity rate statewide.

According to the data, African-Americans comprised 24.7 percent of cases and 27.6 percent of deaths for which ethnic and racial data is available, while Latinos made up 28 percent of the cases and 9.5 percent of deaths.

Locally, Richmond and Henrico and Chesterfield counties are among the 12 localities in Virginia with the highest number of new COVID-19 cases in the last three weeks. As of Wednesday, 5,145 cases and 68 deaths were reported in Richmond; 6,058 cases and 227 deaths were reported in Henrico; and 6,796 cases and 100 deaths were reported in Chesterfield.

Nationally, the United States now has more than 8 million positive cases of COVID-19 and more than 218,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University. Twenty-two states, largely in the Upper Midwest and Great Plains region, are reporting record numbers of new cases.