Stories tagged: "covid deaths"


New COVID-19 Symptoms? Doctors Say Delta Variant ‘Acts Differently’

AXTON-Gone are the traditional versions from last year. COVID-19 symptoms in this Delta variant now mimic a 'bad cold', experts say.

If You Have A Weakened Immune System, Will The COVID-19 Vaccine Help?

COLLINSVILLE-After vaccinated Henry County teacher dies of COVID-19, CDC and state officials warn immuno-compromised residents.

Delta Variant Now Found In All of Virginia’s Health Districts

ROANOKE-Less than a month after first reaching Virginia, the Delta variant is now found in every health district across the state.

In this Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 file photo, Virginia State Sen. Ben Chafin, R-Russell, listens to debate on the floor of the Senate during the session at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. Virginia Sen. Ben Chafin has died due to coronavirus, Senate Republicans said Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. Chafin represented southwest Virginia and was from Russell County. A Republican, he was first elected to the House of Delegates in 2013 and then moved to the state Senate in 2014. He was 60. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
Virginia State Senator Ben Chafin Dies From COVID-19 Complications

RICHMOND-State lawmakers and friends paid tribute to Ben Chafin Friday night.

FDA Approves Remdesivir as the First COVID-19 Drug

WASHINGTON-U.S. regulators on Thursday approved the first drug to treat COVID-19.

Motorists line up at a coronavirus testing site. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Virginia’s COVID-19 Numbers Are Improving. But We’re Not Clear Yet.

RICHMOND- The Virginia Health Dept. announced good news and bad Wednesday.

COVID “Backlog” Adds 96 Deaths to Virginia Total

RICHMOND-On Tuesday, Virginia saw a spike in deaths caused by COVID-19, with 96 more added to the total.