Free COVID-19 testing
1/7/2021, 6 p.m.
Free community testing for COVID-19 continues.
The Richmond and Henrico County health districts are offering testing at the following locations:
• Thursday, Jan. 7, 10 a.m. to noon, Diversity Richmond, 1407 Sherwood Avenue, North Side.
• Friday, Jan. 8, 1 to 3 p.m., Eastern Henrico Health Department, 1400 N. Laburnum Ave., in Eastern Henrico. Drive-thru testing.
• Tuesday, Jan. 12, 10 a.m. to noon, Eastern Henrico Health Department, 1400 N. Laburnum Ave., in Eastern Henrico. Drive-thru testing.
• Thursday, Jan. 14, 1 to 3 p.m., Broad Rock Community Center, 4615 Ferguson Lane, South Side.
• Friday, Jan. 15, 1 to 3 p.m., Eastern Henrico Health Department, 1400 N. Laburnum Ave., in Eastern Henrico. Drive-thru testing.
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 location:
• Second Baptist Church, 5100 W. Hundred Road, Chester, 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11, 18 and 25.
• St. Augustine Catholic Church, 4400 Beulah Road, North Chesterfield, 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, 20 and 27.
• Chesterfield County Health Department, 9501 Lucy Corr Circle, Smith-Wagner Building
Multipurpose room, 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Jan. 9 and 23.
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.
As the nation set a grim new record of more than 20 million positive cases of the coronavirus, the Virginia Department of Health reported Wednesday that 481,550 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed throughout Virginia, with 116,247 administered to date.
State statistics also showed Wednesday that 5,387 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the last 24 hours, raising the cumulative total to 377,300 cases statewide, along with 18,636 hospitalizations and 5,226 deaths.
According to Virginia data, African-Americans comprised 21.2 percent of cases and 24.5 percent of deaths for which ethnic and racial data is available, while Latinos made up 20.1 percent of the cases and 8 percent of deaths.
Locally, as of Wednesday, 9,887 cases, 575 hospitalizations and 100 deaths were reported in Richmond; 13,561 cases, 692 hospitalizations and 299 deaths were reported in Henrico; and 13,953 cases, 621 hospitalizations and 175 deaths were reported in Chesterfield.