Free COVID-19 testing

8/13/2020, 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:

People are advised to bring an umbrella in case of inclement weather or to use as shade from the sun while waiting in line.

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.

Walk-up testing will be offered while test supplies last.

Virginia, the nation and the world reached grim new records for the number of positive cases of COVID-19 in recent days.

The Virginia Department of Health reported more than 100,000 positive cases of coronavirus in the state during the weekend, while more than 5 million total cases were logged in the United States and 20 million globally. The United States now accounts for a quarter of all global cases of the virus.

The Virginia Department of Health reported on Wednesday a total of 102,521 positive cases of COVID-19 statewide, along with 8,532 hospitalizations and 2,352 deaths. A sudden spike of 1,300 new cases last Friday accelerated the state’s path toward these new totals.

According to the data, African-Americans comprised 24.8 percent of cases and 25.4 percent of deaths for which ethnic and racial data is available, while Latinos made up 35.9 percent of the cases and 11.2 percent of deaths.