Free COVID-19 testing

1/21/2021, 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:

Thursday, Jan. 21, 10 a.m. to noon, Regency Square parking deck, 1420 N. Parham Road, Western Henrico. Drive-thru testing.

Friday, Jan. 22, 1 to 3 p.m. Eastern Henrico Health Department, 1400 N. Laburnum Ave., in Eastern Henrico. Drive-thru testing.

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 10 a.m. to noon, Second Baptist Church of South Side, 3300 Broad Rock Blvd., in South Richmond. Drive-thru testing.

Friday, Jan. 29, 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, or by registering online at https://bit.ly/RHHDCOVID.

Testing will be offered while test supplies last.

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

Second Baptist Church, 5100 W. Hundred Road, Chester, 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25.

St. Augustine Catholic Church, 4400 Beulah Road, North Chesterfield, 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27.

Chesterfield County Health Department, 9501 Lucy Corr Circle, Smith-Wagner Building Multipurpose room, 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Jan. 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.

Want a COVID-19 vaccine?

People who live or work in Richmond or Henrico County are asked to fill out a COVID-19 vaccine interest form at vax.rchd.com, or call (804) 205-3501.

Residents of Chesterfield, Hanover, Goochland, New Kent and Charles City counties are asked to complete an eligibility tool at https://vdh.jebbit.com/amkwk6m1?L=Owned+Web&JC=Vaccine or to call the state COVID-19 hotline at (877) 275-8343.

Wednesday marked one year after the first case of COVID-19 was detected in the United States. To date, more than 400,000 people in the United States have died from the coronavirus, with more than 2 million deaths worldwide.

Data from Johns Hopkins University reports more than 93 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 globally and 24.3 million in the United States.

In Virginia, the state Department of Health reported a record number of cases during the last weekend, with 9,914 new cases reported on Sunday and 7,245 new cases on Monday.

Those daily numbers dropped slightly by Wednesday, when 4,515 new cases were reported, bringing Virginia’s statewide total of COVID-19 cases to 455,591, along with 20,221 hospitalizations and 5,861 deaths.

According to Virginia data, African-Americans comprised 21.3 percent of cases and 23.7 percent of deaths for which ethnic and racial data is available, while Latinos made up 18.6 percent of the cases and 7.6 percent of deaths.

To combat the virus, state health officials continue to expand vaccinations across the state. As of Wednesday, Virginia had distributed 943,400 doses of the vaccine, with 38.2 percent administered. By Wednesday, 39,458 people have been fully vaccinated by receiving two doses of the vaccine.

Meanwhile on Wednesday, Richmond reported a total of 11,636 cases, 613 hospitalizations and 118 deaths; Henrico County, 16,585 cases, 742 hospitalizations and 323 deaths; Chesterfield County, 17,907 cases, 655 hospitalizations and 193 deaths; and Hanover County, 5,271 cases, 209 hospitalizations and 88 deaths.