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926 COVID-19 cases, 20 fatalities in TJHD; 62,787 cases across Va.

The Virginia Department of Health reported Tuesday that the statewide total for COVID-19 cases is 62,787 — an increase of 598 cases from Monday’s 62,189 cases.

The 62,787 cases consist of 60,124 confirmed cases and 2,663 probable cases. There are 1,763 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia — 1,658 confirmed and 105 probable.

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.

The Thomas Jefferson Health District reported ten new cases this morning, for a total of 926 across the region it covers.

Across the localities, Albemarle County has over 400 reported cases, for a total of 401. Nelson County has the lowest case count, with 18 reported cases, as well as zero fatalities and hospitalizations.

The city of Charlottesville has 212 reported cases, Louisa County has 118 reported cases, Fluvanna County has 110 reported cases and Greene County has 67 reported cases.

In the TJHD, 88 hospitalizations have been reported, with 20 fatalities.

The majority of the TJHD’s cases have been diagnosed in people between the ages of 20-49 (53.4%). Of the 926 total cases, 495 have been diagnosed in that specific age group.

People between the ages of 30-39 have the highest amount of reported cases in the area, with 189 cases reported.

Only 331 of the region’s cases have been diagnosed in people between the ages of 50-80+.

The majority of the region’s hospitalizations have been in older populations, with most of the hospitalizations in people between the ages of 60-80+ (70.5%).

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 growing slightly. The seven-day average for percentage of positive test results was at 6.0% as of June 30; the most recent figure provided by the VDH. That’s down from a peak of 22.2% on April 19.

Even as statewide results show a relatively downward trend in positive test results, the TJHD is seeing an increase of positive test results. The current seven-day positivity rate sits at 7.5% for the region, up from the 5.2% reported last Monday.

18,487 PCR testing encounters have been performed across the TJHD. When antibody testing encounters are added, the region has performed 20,853 testing encounters, with a current seven-day positivity rate of 6.9%.

Across Virginia, 457 outbreaks have been reported. 11,225 cases are associated with those outbreaks.

Locally, there are 13 outbreaks: six in congregate settings, four in long-term care facilities, two in correctional facilities and one in an educational setting.

177 cases have been associated with those 13 outbreaks.

In the TJHD, 60 cases have been reported in healthcare workers. Across the state, 3,915 cases have been reported in 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.


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