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TJHD reports 39 fatalities, 1,824 COVID-19 cases; Va. cases increase by 1,145 since Monday

RICHMOND — The Virginia Department of Health reported Tuesday that the statewide total for COVID-19 cases is 94,251 — an increase of 1,145 from the 93,106 reported yesterday.

The 94,251 cases consist of 90,728 confirmed cases and 3,523 probable cases. There are 2,244 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia — 2,134 confirmed and 110 probable. That’s an increase of 26 from the 2,218 reported Monday.

On Tuesday, the Thomas Jefferson Health District reported 31 new cases and two new fatalities. The region has surpassed 1,800 COVID-19 cases. There are now 1,824 reported cases, 137 hospitalizations and 39 fatalities reported in the health district.

Albemarle County is approaching 800 cases. The county has 790 reported cases, 51 hospitalizations and 14 fatalities. Both of the new fatalities reported to local and state health officials were in the county.

Charlottesville has 504 reported cases, 25 hospitalizations and 13 fatalities. Fluvanna County has 175 reported cases, 31 hospitalizations and eight fatalities.

Both Greene and Louisa Counties have two reported fatalities each, while Greene has 151 reported cases and eight hospitalizations and Louisa has 170 reported cases and 22 hospitalizations.

Nelson County remains the only locality within the TJHD with zero reported fatalities or hospitalizations, as well as the lowest case count (34).

Out of the region’s 1,800+ cases, 657 have been reported in people between the ages of 20-39. Both age ranges have reported over 300 cases.

225 cases have been reported in young people between the ages of 0-19;218 cases have been reported in people between the ages of 50-59 and 452 cases have been reported in people between the ages of 60-80+.

The majority of the region’s hospitalizations have been in people between the ages of 60-80+, while the majority of the region’s fatalities (24) have been reported in people 80 and older.

To date, there have been no reported fatalities in people under the age of 49 relating to COVID-19.

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 7.2% as of July 31, 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 PCR positivity rate for testing encounters across the health district is at 6.0%. In total, 36,435 PCR testing encounters have been performed.

When combined with the number of antibody testing efforts, there have been a total of 39,913 testing encounters across the entire health district.

No new outbreaks have been reported in the TJHD. In total, there have been 19 outbreaks reported in the health district. Across Virginia, there have been 657 outbreaks reported.

Locally, eight outbreaks have been reported in long-term care facilities, seven in congregate settings and two each in correctional facilities and educational settings. Across the commonwealth, the majority of outbreaks have been reported in long-term care facilities.

There have been 342 cases linked to an outbreak in the health district. 143 cases have been detected in healthcare workers in the region.

Across Virginia, 14,589 cases have been linked to an outbreak, while 5,361 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

Source: www.dailyprogress.com

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