Governor Northam is again urging Virginians to stay home to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. The Virginia Department of Health announced earlier in the day that the current total confirmed cases of COVID-19 is 604.
A fundraising effort is helping feed nurses on the front line of the coronavirus fight at UVA was so successful that organizers are raising the goal to $30,000 to give gift cards to nurses at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital and first responders.
Lupus patients say they are unable to get refills of their hydroxychloroquine after the announcement of clinical trials to study the drug for possible coronavirus treatment. Pharmacists say some doctors are writing prescriptions for friends and family members.
When concerns arose about limited access to COVID-19 testing, UVA researchers sprung into action. Now, the 24-hour rapid test is saving lives and helping hospitals across the commonwealth get results fast.
Governor Ralph Northam will be delivering his daily coronavirus briefing today at 2 p.m. You can watch it on NBC29 or here on NBC29.com on our live stream page. We will also be live tweeting the briefing on twitter.com/NBC29.
Virginia lawmakers passed a budget earlier this month that would give teachers and state employees raises and bonuses. Two weeks later, those pay boosts are in serious jeopardy as state officials scramble to figure out just how bad the conoravirus’ impact will be on the state budget.