Thousands more Virginians than would be expected lost their lives during the past year. Hardest hit were the oldest among us who died directly from the coronavirus, but also from loneliness, isolation and perhaps less robust care. But they were not the only age group to have more deaths than would be expected.
With the initial shipments of a new vaccine against COVID-19 potentially weeks away, Virginia is testing its plan for distributing the initially limited supply of the vaccine to the people who need it most.
A push by two Republicans to create exceptions for people who don’t want to get a COVID-19 vaccine, once one exists and if it's mandated by the state, was turned back in a House of Delegates committee on Tuesday.
Virginia has 17 cases of coronavirus, state health officials said Thursday.
State government officials sought to stave off alarm Wednesday over the nine confirmed cases of COVID-19 found in Virginia this week, including the first confirmed case in Central Virginia.
Three more people in Virginia tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of presumptive cases in the state to eight, authorities said Tuesday.
The number of people tested for novel coronavirus in Virginia had grown to 17 people as of Wednesday morning, but the state remained clear of confirmed cases, state health officials said.