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TJHD approaching 1,800 cases; Virginia COVID-19 cases rise by 3,218 since Friday

RICHMOND — The Virginia Department of Health reported Monday that the statewide total for COVID-19 cases is 93,106 — an increase of 3,218 from the 89,888 reported Friday.

The 93,106 cases consist of 89,602 confirmed cases and 3,504 probable cases. There are 2,218 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia — 2,108 confirmed and 110 probable. That’s an increase of 44 from the 2,174 reported Friday.

Despite that, on Monday no new deaths were reported across the state for the first time since March.

Locally, the Thomas Jefferson Health District reported 44 new cases on Monday. There are now a total of 1,793 cases that have been reported in the health district.

Albemarle County has 775 cases, 51 hospitalizations and 12 fatalities. The city of Charlottesville is nearing 500 cases, with 495 reported cases, 25 hospitalizations and 13 fatalities.

On Aug. 1, three new fatalities were reported in the district.

Elsewhere, Fluvanna County has 175 cases, 31 hospitalizations and eight fatalities; Greene County has 147 cases, eight hospitalizations and two fatalities; Louisa County has 167 cases, 22 hospitalizations and two fatalities.

Nelson County remains the only locality in the TJHD with the lowest case count (34) and zero reported hospitalizations or fatalities.

The majority of cases in the health district have been diagnosed in people between the ages of 20-49. In that age group, 916 cases have been reported: 316 in people between the ages of 20-29, 332 in people between the ages of 30-39 and 268 in people between the ages of 40-49.

There have been 221 cases diagnosed in people between the ages of 0-19, while 654 cases have been diagnosed in people between the ages of 50-80+.

The majority of the region’s hospitalizations have been in people between the ages of 60-80+.

The majority of the region’s fatalities have been in people 80 and older, with 23 fatalities reported. 14 fatalities have been reported in people between the ages of 50-79. There have been no fatalities in people under the age of 49 in the health district.

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 7.1% as of July 30, which is the most recent figure provided by the VDH. That’s down from a peak of 20.8% on April 21.

The current seven-day positivity rate for PCR testing encounters across the health district is at 6.5%. A total of 36,049 encounters have been performed.

When combined with the region’s total testing efforts including antibody testing, 39,517 encounters have been performed with a seven-day positivity rate of 6.4%.

There have been 19 reported outbreaks across the health district. The majority of the region’s outbreaks have been detected in long-term care facilities. In total, 341 cases have been outbreak-associated.

Across the state, there have been 652 outbreaks with 14,510 cases reported.

Seven outbreaks have been reported in congregate settings, along with two each in correctional facilities and educational settings.

139 cases have been found in healthcare workers in the TJHD, while 5,292 have been reported in healthcare workers across the commonwealth.

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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