RICHMOND — The Virginia Department of Health reported Thursday that 4,042 people in Virginia have tested positive for COVID-19.
That’s an increase of 397 cases from the 3,645 reported yesterday. There have been 109 deaths, an increase of 34 since yesterday.
The VDH also said that 33,026 have been tested for the virus in Virginia, and 685 people have been hospitalized.
Because of a lack of widespread testing, long wait times for results and lags in reporting, Virginia is likely to have significantly more COVID-19 infections than the confirmed cases that the Virginia Department of Health reports each day.
The state updates information based on counts submitted the previous day; numbers reported on the VDH website at 9 a.m. were current as of 5 p.m. yesterday. On Tuesday, VDH noted on its site that its counts are "updated daily before 10 a.m. Numbers are preliminary and close out at 5 p.m. the day before posting. Case counts reflect what has been reported to VDH by healthcare providers and laboratories."