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Hundreds of new cases added to Va. tally Saturday

The Virginia Department of Health reported Saturday that 2,407 people in Virginia have tested positive for COVID-19.

That’s an increase of 395 cases from the 2,012 reported Friday.

The VDH also said that 21,552 have been tested for the virus in Virginia, and 390 people have been hospitalized.

There have been 52 deaths – an increase of 6 since Friday.

GRAPHIC: Total confirmed cases by locality

GRAPHIC: Confirmed cases by locality (per 100,000 people)

There are confirmed cases in residents of 108 of Virginia’s 133 cities and counties.

According to demographic information provided by VDH, people over the age of 60 account for more than a third (36.6%) of the cases. Here’s a breakdown of Virginia cases by age:

Below age 10: 0.7%

Age 10 to 19: 1.4%

Age 20 to 29: 12.2%

Age 30 to 39: 13.9%

Age 40 to 49: 15.9%

Age 50 to 59: 19.4%

Age 60 to 69: 17.2%

Age 70 to 79: 11.8%

Age 80 and over: 7.6%

On March 19, state health officials 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 individual localities or local health districts.

– Paul Whelan

Source: www.dailyprogress.com

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