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TJHD COVID-19 cases increase by 28 from Wednesday

RICHMOND — The Virginia Department of Health reported Thursday that the statewide total for COVID-19 cases is 130,525 — an increase of 1,236 from the 129,289 reported Wednesday.

The 130,525 cases consist of 124,619 confirmed cases and 5,906 probable cases. There are 2,708 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia — 2,575 confirmed and 133 probable. That’s an increase of 11 from the 2,697 reported Wednesday.

On Thursday, the Thomas Jefferson Health District reported 28 new COVID-19 cases and one hospitalization. To date, there have been 2,743 reported cases, 175 hospitalizations and 58 fatalities.

There were nine new cases reported in Albemarle County, where 1,110 cases have been reported since March. The region’s latest hospitalization was also reported in Albemarle County, which has had 70 hospitalizations to date.

Fourteen new cases were reported in the city of Charlottesville. To date, 833 cases have been reported since March.

A total of 25 new cases were reported on the University of Virginia’s COVID dashboard on Thursday; 24 of those cases in students.

Since Aug. 17, there have been a total of 282 positive cases reported in faculty, staff, students and contract workers. 238 of those cases have been reported in students.

Currently, 6% of the university’s quarantine rooms are occupied, while 1% of its isolation rooms are occupied.

Elsewhere across the TJHD, two new cases were reported in Fluvanna County. One new case was reported in the following counties: Greene, Louisa and Nelson.

To date, there have been 239 reported cases in Fluvanna County, 204 in Greene, 266 in Louisa and 91 in Nelson.

According to the latest update on UVa Health’s hospital statistics, two new COVID-19-related hospitalizations were reported on Sept. 9.

Currently, the average time it takes to complete lab testing through the UVa Health Hospital Testing Lab is 25 hours.

Statewide, the total number of people hospitalized has reached 10,085, though the VDH dashboard notes that hospitalizations are underrepresented.

To date, there have been 114 cases reported in children between the ages of 0-9; 391 in people between the ages of 10-19; 547 in people between the ages of 20-29 —the largest group of cases in the entire health district—; 443 cases in people between the ages of 30-39; 378 in people between the ages of 40-49; 299 in people between the ages of 50-59; 222 in people in their 60s; 163 cases in people in their 70s and 182 in people 80 and older.

The majority of the region’s cases have been diagnosed in people between the ages of 10-49.

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 7.6% as of Sept. 6, which is the most recent figure provided by the VDH. That’s down from a peak of 20.8% on April 21.

Locally, the current seven-day PCR positivity rate is 5.8%. To date, there have been 53,464 PCR testing encounters performed across the health district. When combined with the total number of testing encounters, including antibody testing, there have been 57,452 testing encounters.

There are 884 reported outbreaks across the state, with 18,640 outbreak-associated cases. Across the state, 7,405 cases have been reported in healthcare workers.

No new outbreaks were reported in the health district, where 28 have been reported: 13 in long-term care facilities, eight in congregate settings, three in correctional facilities, three in educational settings and one in a healthcare setting.

To date, there have been 470 outbreak-associated cases in the region. 193 cases have been reported in healthcare workers across the district.

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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