Even after a widespread availability of vaccines and booster shots, the city of Richmond, Henrico County and Chesterfield County are now seeing levels of high community transmission, according to the CDC.
Locally, the CDC is now reporting that Henrico County has moved to the medium COVID-19 transmission level joining Hanover, Chesterfield, Petersburg, and Powhatan counties. Richmond City is still in low transmission but could increase over the next few weeks, according to the Richmond and Henrico Health Districts.
Doctors at UVA Medical Center say they are seeing a steady decline in COVID-19 hospitalizations. At a media briefing Friday morning, there is one adult and one pediatric patient being treated with COVID-19 there.
Congress failed to pass coronavirus funding in its latest government spending bill. Now, the White House is warning that next week it will have to pull back on covering COVID-19 tests, vaccines, and treatment.