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Virginia COVID-19 cases rise by 2,770 since Friday

RICHMOND — The Virginia Department of Health reported Monday that the statewide total for COVID-19 cases is 113,630 — an increase of 2,770 from the 110,860 reported Friday.

The 113,630 cases consist of 108,767 confirmed cases and 4,863 probable cases. There are 2,471 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia — 2,352 confirmed and 119 probable. That’s an increase of 35 from the 2,436 reported Friday.

On Monday, the Thomas Jefferson Health District reported just eight new cases of COVID-19. Over the weekend, 30 new cases were reported on Saturday and 14 new cases were reported on Sunday. Four hospitalizations were reported on Saturday, along with two new fatalities.

To date, there have been 963 reported cases in Albemarle County. There have been 64 hospitalizations reported in the county, along with 16 fatalities.

The two fatalities reported on Saturday were in the city of Charlottesville, which now has 16 fatalities. There have been 589 reported cases and 26 hospitalizations.

In Fluvanna County, there have been 210 reported cases to date. There have also been 35 hospitalizations and nine fatalities.

Greene County has reported 192 cases to date, with nine hospitalizations and two fatalities.

On Friday, Louisa County Public Schools reported that two middle school students in the same household had been diagnosed with COVID-19, marking the fourth and fifth positive cases among people in the school division last week. To date, there have been 233 reported cases, 25 hospitalizations and two fatalities in the county.

Nelson County remains the only locality in the health district without any reported fatalities. To date, there have been 82 cases and three hospitalizations reported.

The majority of the region’s cases have been diagnosed in people between the ages of 20-49, with 1,155 cases reported. People in their 20s make up the highest case count in that group, with 411 reported infections.

To date, 104 cases have been reported in children between the ages of 0-9; 208 cases in people between the ages of 10-19; 405 in people between the ages of 30-39; 339 in people between the ages of 40-49; 269 in people in their 50s; 207 in people in their 60s; 149 in people in their 70s and 175 in people 80 and older.

The majority of the region’s hospitalizations have been reported in 60 and older.

There have been no fatalities reported in people under the age of 49. To date, there have been two fatalities reported in people in their 50s, four in people in their 60s, ten in people in their 70s and 29 in people 80 and older.

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 6.4% as of Aug. 20, which is the most recent figure provided by the VDH. That’s down from a peak of 20.8% on April 21.

As of Aug. 20, the region’s current 7-day PCR positivity rate is at 5.9%. There have been 45,607 PCR testing encounters performed across the health district. When combined with the region’s total testing encounters, including antibody testing, a total of 49,332 testing encounters have been performed.

To date, 26 outbreaks of COVID-19 have been reported across the TJHD. 458 of the region’s cases have been linked back to an outbreak. There have been 166 reported cases in healthcare workers across the region.

There have been 13 reported outbreaks in the region’s long-term care facilities, eight in congregate settings, three in correctional facilities and two in educational settings.

Across Virginia, there have been 793 reported outbreaks with 16,679 outbreak-associated cases. There have been 6,381 cases 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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