Virginia Coronavirus Cases Increase by 1,000+ in 24 Hours
Dogwood newsletter
By Arianna Coghill
May 19, 2020

Welcome to today’s edition of the Dogwood. We’ve got a roundup of today’s news coming right up. 

But First…

A Caroline County family found some bags containing nearly $1 million in the middle of the road. Where these bags came from is…still under investigation (!!!). — Dogwood 

Five Things You Need to Know Today

  1. Virginia’s Coronavirus Cases Increase 1,000+ in 24 Hours- There are currently 32,145 reported cases of COVID-19 in Virginia, an increase of 1,005 or 3% since yesterday. Currently, 3,904 people have been hospitalized and 1,041 people have died due to the virus.  So far, 201,183 people have been tested for the coronavirus across the commonwealth. — Dogwood

  2. First Case of Inflammatory Syndrome Reported in Virginia- Virginia Health Commissioner Dr. Norman Oliver confirmed a Virginia child was diagnosed with multisystem inflammatory syndrome, a rare condition linked to COVID-19. The child’s age and location are unknown.  The case definition for the syndrome includes exposure to the virus, a fever of 100.4 for 24 hours and evidence of problems affecting at least two organs, like the heart or kidneys. —  WSET

  3. Virginia Latino Communities Hit Hard by the Coronavirus- National statistics are showing that unemployment in Latino communities is still on the rise.  According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly one in five Latinos are out of a job. Luis Aguilar, the Virginia Director for the nonprofit CASA, calls for federal, state and local governments to do more to support Latin communities. —  WRIC

  4. Coronavirus Testing Events in Goochland and Other Tricities- Two Virginia Health Districts will be holding coronavirus testing events in the upcoming weeks: Crater and Chickahominy Health Districts. Testing is by appointment only and you must meet pre-screening requirements. In order to be screened and registered, call the district’s COVID-19 hotline at (804)-365-3340– Richmond Times-Dispatch

  5. State Supreme Court Denies Gold’s Gym’s Appeal Against Northam’s Stay at Home Order- The Virginia Supreme Court has denied hearing an appeal of a ruling against Gold’s Gym’s request to reopen its facilities. The state’s high court said it was unable to conclude that the circuit court abused its discretion. Last month, a Culpepper judge ruled the gyms’ closures constitutional. Gold’s Gym is represented by republican legislators, Sen. Ryan McDougle and Sen. Bill Stanley. — Richmond Times-Dispatch 
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