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231 total positive COVID-19 cases at UVa; 2,688 cases in TJHD

RICHMOND — The Virginia Department of Health reported Tuesday a total of 128,407 COVID-19 cases in the state — a 836-case jump from Monday and a 6,792 case increase from a week ago.

Of Tuesday’s numbers, 122,711 are confirmed and 5,696 are probable. Total deaths reached 2,686, which is two more than the day before. In the past week, there were a total of 74 deaths.

Locally, 91 new cases were reported across the Thomas Jefferson Health District since Friday. No new deaths have been reported in the district since Friday, but there were three new hospitalizations reported.

Currently, the TJHD now has 2,688 reported cases since March, 174 hospitalizations and 57 fatalities.

Albemarle County added 29 new cases over the holiday weekend, for a total of 1,096 cases, 69 hospitalizations and 19 fatalities.

The city of Charlottesville reported 39 new cases, for a total of 797. To date, there have been 27 hospitalizations and 23 fatalities reported in the city.

Seven cases were reported in Fluvanna County, which now has 236 cases, 35 hospitalizations and nine fatalities.

Only five cases were reported in Greene County, which now has 204 cases, 10 hospitalizations and three fatalities.

Eight cases were reported in Louisa County over the weekend, marking a total of 265 cases, 29 hospitalizations and three fatalities.

Nelson County, the only locality within the TJHD that has not reported any fatalities, reported three new cases over the weekend. To date, there have been 90 cases reported in Nelson, along with four hospitalizations.

The majority of the region’s 57 fatalities have been reported in people 80 and older, with a total of 36 fatalities reported. There have been 14 fatalities reported in people between the ages of 70-79, five in people in their 60s and two in people in their 50s. There have been no reported fatalities in anybody under the age of 49.

To date, there have been 114 cases reported in children between the ages of 0-9; 365 in people between the ages of 10-19; 528 in people between the ages of 20-29 —the largest group of cases in the entire health district—; 441 cases in people between the ages of 30-39; 376 in people between the ages of 40-49; 297 in people between the ages of 50-59; 221 in people in their 60s; 162 cases in people in their 70s and 182 in people 80 and older.

On Tuesday, the University of Virginia’s COVID dashboard reported that there are now 231 positive cases of COVID-19 at the university. Out of those cases, 190 have been reported in students.

Currently, 3% of the university’s quarantine rooms are occupied, while 1% of its isolation rooms are occupied. Students living in isolation rooms will remain there for a 10-day period.

Out of the university’s pre-arrival tests, 18,150 have come back negative, while 65 have been positive.

The current average time it takes to complete lab tests at the UVa Health Hospital Testing Lab is now 24 hours.

For Sept. 7, the university reported that there were two new COVID-19-related hospitalizations.

Total hospitalizations across the state hit 9,932, according to the VDH. But the VDH’s COVID-19 dashboard says its figure underrepresents total number of hospitalizations in Virginia.

Figures from the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association show that 1,051 people are currently hospitalized and almost 15,800 total have been hospitalized and discharged. The number of people discharged continues to increase as hospitalizations decrease.

Ventilator use is at 20% with almost 4,000 inpatient beds available.

The 7-day positivity test rate — the amount of positive tests out of total tests administered — dropped slightly to 7.5% which is lower than the April peak of 20.6% but higher than the low of 3.7%.

Locally, the region’s current seven-day PCR positivity rate is 6.4%. To date, there have been 52,516 PCR testing encounters performed across the health district. When combined with the region’s total testing efforts, including antibody testing, there have been 56,489 testing encounters performed, with a 6.7% positivity rate.

One new outbreak was reported in the TJHD on Tuesday. There are now 28 reported outbreaks: 13 in long-term care facilities, eight in congregate settings, three in correctional facilities, three in educational settings and one in a healthcare setting. The region’s newest outbreak was reported in an educational setting.

To date, there have been 470 outbreak-associated cases reported in the health district. There have been 192 cases reported in the region’s healthcare workers.

There are 875 total outbreaks across Virginia, which make up 18,348 of Virginia’s outbreak-associated cases. To date, there have been 7,275 cases reported 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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