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854 COVID-19 cases in TJHD; statewide cases increase by 432

RICHMOND — The Virginia Department of Health reported Wednesday that the statewide total for COVID-19 cases is now 59,946 — an increase of 432 from the 59,514 reported yesterday.

The 59,946 cases consist of 57,384 confirmed cases and 2,562 probable cases. There are 1,675 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia — 1,572 confirmed and 103 probable. That’s an increase of 30 from the 1,645 reported Wednesday.

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.

Locally, in the region covered by the Thomas Jefferson Health District, 22 new cases were reported this morning, for a total of 854 cases.

There have been 83 hospitalizations and 19 fatalities reported.

Albemarle County continues to have the highest case count; 367 cases have been reported in the county.

Fluvanna County is the locality with the region’s most hospitalizations, with 25.

Nelson County continues to be the only locality in the TJHD without any hospitalizations or fatalities reported.

Across the commonwealth, there are 445 outbreaks associated with COVID-19, with 10,903 outbreak-related cases. 3,764 cases have been reported in healthcare workers across the state.

Locally, the region has 13 outbreaks. Of the 13 outbreaks, 177 cases are outbreak-related. There have been 55 cases reported in healthcare workers across the TJHD.

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 6% as of June 21, which is the most recent figure provided by the VDH. That’s down from a peak of 22.2% on April 19.

The current seven-day positivity rate based on PCR tests performed in the TJHD sits at 5.5%. There have been 17,088 PCR testing encounters performed in the TJHD.

In total, 19,235 testing encounters have been performed within the health district, marking a current seven-day positivity rate of 4.9%.

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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