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Virginia COVID-19 cases increase by more than 850, total of 977 deaths; 370 total cases in TJHD

RICHMOND — The Virginia Department of Health reported Friday that the state has 28,672 COVID-19 cases, an increase of more than 850 over the 27,813 reported Thursday.

The 28,672 cases include 27,293 confirmed cases and 1,379 probable cases.

The state health department also reported 22 more COVID-19 deaths for a total of 977, 944 of which are confirmed and 33 probable.

Probable cases are people who are symptomatic with a known exposure to COVID-19, but have not been confirmed with a positive test.

The VDH said there have been 3,657 hospitalizations.

Locally, the Thomas Jefferson Health District reported six new cases in the region, bringing the total up to 370 cases. There have been 65 hospitalizations and 13 fatalities reported.

Albemarle County has the most cases in the TJHD, with 133 cases. Fluvanna County has 79 cases, the city of Charlottesville has 71 and the counties of Louisa, Greene and Nelson have 59, 16 and 12 cases, respectively.

Out of the region’s hospitalizations, 53.8% have been in the Black/African American community. 69.2% of the region’s fatalities have been in people 80 years or older.

There are currently five known outbreaks in the TJHD, as reported by the VDH. Three are in long-term care facilities, and there is one outbreak at a correctional facility and in a congregate setting.

There are 122 cases in TJHD that are associated with the outbreaks. There are 39 cases of COVID-19 in the region’s healthcare workers.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch’s Justin Mattingly contributed to this report.

Source: www.dailyprogress.com

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