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Charlottesville surpasses 400 COVID-19 cases; 1,551 total in the TJHD

RICHMOND — The Virginia Department of Health reported Friday that the statewide total for COVID-19 cases is 82,364 — an increase of 1,127 from the 81,237 reported yesterday.

The 82,364 cases consist of 79,253 confirmed cases and 3,111 probable cases. There are 2,067 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia — 1,964 confirmed and 103 probable. That’s an increase of 13 from the 2,054 reported Thursday.

On Friday, the Thomas Jefferson Health District reported 46 new cases. In total, 1,551 cases have been reported in the region spanning from Albemarle County to more rural areas like Greene and Nelson Counties.

The city of Charlottesville now has more than 400 cases of COVID-19 (405), while Albemarle County is nearing 700 cases (685).

Fluvanna County has reported 157 cases; Greene has reported 114 cases; Louisa County has reported 158 cases and Nelson County now has 32 reported cases.

Out of the region’s 1,551 cases, 792 cases have been reported in people between the ages of 20-49.

Over the last five days, the 20-29 age group has seen the largest jump in case counts. In that age group, 29 new cases were reported.

In the 50-80+ age range, 577 cases have been reported.

On the younger end of the spectrum, only 180 cases have been reported across the health district in people between the ages of 0-19.

Two age groups have the highest amount of hospitalizations in the TJHD: people between the ages of 60-69 and people 80 and older. Out of the region’s 129 hospitalizations, those two age groups have 57 reported hospitalizations.

No new fatalities were reported on Friday. The region’s highest amount of fatalities have been in people 80 and older.

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 7.5% as of July 20, which is the most recent figure provided by the VDH. That’s down from a peak of 20.8% on April 21.

Locally, there have been 30,671 PCR testing encounters. The current seven-day positivity rate for those PCR testing encounters has risen slightly to 6.6%.

When the number of PCR testing encounters are combined with antibody testing efforts, the region has recorded 34,004 total testing encounters with a seven-day positivity rate of 6.7%.

No new outbreaks have been reported in the health district. 19 total outbreaks have been reported, with most of the region’s outbreaks occurring in long-term care facilities.

In total, eight outbreaks have been detected locally in long-term care facilities, seven in congregate settings and two each in correctional facilities and educational settings.

Across Virginia, there have been 609 reported outbreaks. 13,568 cases have been linked to an outbreak; 312 have been outbreak-associated in the TJHD.

On Monday, there were 99 cases of COVID-19 in the region’s healthcare workers. On Friday, it was reported that there are now 116 cases in healthcare workers locally.

Across the state, 4,871 cases have been detected 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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