RICHMOND — The Virginia Department of Health reported Friday there are 11,169 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state – an increase of 542 from the 10,627 reported Thursday.
Also, there are 407 confirmed deaths reported by the VDH, which is an increase of 37 from the 370 reported the previous day.
The VDH said 69,015 people have been tested for the virus in Virginia, and 1,837 have been hospitalized, including 8 probable cases.
Locally, the Thomas Jefferson Health District has fallen to the seventh most test results in the commonwealth, with 2,738 tests, according to the VDH.
The VDH also reported that the TJHD has 49 COVID-related hospitalizations; the eleventh-most in the commonwealth.
On Wednesday, the TJHD reported 245 cases of the virus and 12 deaths in the region it serves, which covers Charlottesville, Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson.
This week, the VDH started reporting probable COVID-19 cases and probable deaths from the virus. As of Friday, there 425 probable cases and 3 probable deaths. Those figures bring overall cases and deaths in the state to 11,594 and 410 respectively.
Probable cases are people who are symptomatic with a known exposure to COVID-19, but have not been confirmed with a positive test.
State health officials have said there’s a lag in the reporting of statewide numbers on the VDH website. Figures on the website might not include cases or deaths reported by localities or local health districts.
– Paul Whelan