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2,067 COVID-19 cases in TJHD; Va. cases jump 1,216 statewide from Thursday

RICHMOND — The Virginia Department of Health reported Friday that the statewide total for COVID-19 cases is 104,838 — an increase of 1,216 from the 103,622 reported Thursday.

The 103,622 cases consist of 100,603 confirmed cases and 4,235 probable cases. There are 2,370 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia — 2,255 confirmed and 115 probable. That’s an increase of 7 from the 2,363 reported Thursday.

Locally, the Thomas Jefferson Health District reported 20 new cases on Friday. There are now 2,067 reported cases in the health district, which covers Albemarle County, the city of Charlottesville, Fluvanna County, Greene County, Louisa County and Nelson County. One new hospitalization was also reported in Nelson County. There were no new fatalities reported.

There were 14 new reported cases in Albemarle County on Friday; the most of any locality in the district. To date, there have been 57 hospitalizations and 16 fatalities reported.

The city of Charlottesville added one new case to its count, which now sits at 555 reported cases. There have been 26 hospitalizations and 15 fatalities reported in the city.

Two new cases were reported in Fluvanna County, which has a total of 199 cases. The county has had 33 reported hospitalizations and nine fatalities.

One new case was reported in Greene County, which now has 173 reported cases. The county has also reported eight hospitalizations and two fatalities.

There were no new cases in Louisa County. To date, there have been 198 cases, 23 hospitalizations and two fatalities reported.

Nelson County added two new cases to its count, the lowest in the entire health district. There are now 59 reported cases in Nelson, along with two hospitalizations. There have been no reported fatalities in the locality.

Out of Friday’s 20 newly reported cases, five were detected in people between the ages of 20-29, while four new cases were detected in people in their 30s. Three new cases were reported in children between the ages of 0-9.

There are now 96 reported cases in children between the ages of 0-9; 367 in people between the ages of 20-29 and 374 in people between the ages of 30-39.

To date, 1,045 cases have been diagnosed in people between the ages of 20-49, making up the majority of the region’s cases. There have been 173 cases reported in people between the ages of 10-19; 246 in people between the ages of 50-59; 191 in people between the ages of 60-69; 144 in people between the ages of 70-79 and 170 in people 80 and older.

No new cases were reported in people 70 and older on Friday.

The VDH defines probable COVID-19 cases as people who are symptomatic with a known exposure to COVID-19, but whose cases have not been confirmed with a positive test.

As the overall number of positive COVID-19 test results in Virginia grows, data from the VDH coronavirus dashboard shows the percentage of positive results from testing is down. The seven-day average for percentage of positive test results was at 7.2% as of Aug. 10, which is the most recent figure provided by the VDH. That’s down from a peak of 20.6% on April 21.

The current seven-day PCR positivity rate has remained steady at 5.6% for a second day. In total, 41,198 PCR testing encounters have been performed across the health district. When combined with the total number of testing encounters across the district, there have been 44,822 total testing encounters performed.

No new outbreaks have been reported. In total, there have been 20 reported outbreaks across the TJHD, with 414 outbreak-associated cases. There have been 153 reported cases in the district’s healthcare workers.

Nine outbreaks have been reported in the region’s long-term care facilities, seven in congregate settings and two each in both correctional facilities and educational settings.

Across Virginia, there have been 728 outbreaks reported, with 15,683 outbreak-associated cases. 5,891 cases have been detected in the state’s healthcare workers

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.

Source: www.dailyprogress.com

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