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Virginia COVID daily cases increase by 624

RICHMOND — The Virginia Department of Health reported Friday that the statewide total for COVID-19 cases is 60,570 — an increase of 624 from the 59,946 reported yesterday.

The 60,570 cases consist of 57,977 confirmed cases and 2,593 probable cases. There are 1,700 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia — 1,596 confirmed and 104 probable. That’s an increase of 25 from the 1,675 reported Thursday.

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.

Friday, the Thomas Jefferson Health District reported 14 new cases in the region it covers, for a total of 868 cases.

There have been 87 hospitalizations across the district, with 19 fatalities reported.

Albemarle County leads the TJHD in reported cases, with 374 cases. Charlottesville has the area’s second-most reported cases, with 196 cases. Louisa County has reported 114 cases, Fluvanna County has reported 109 cases and Greene County has reported 57 cases.

Nelson County remains the locality in the TJHD with the lowest case count (18), as well as zero hospitalizations or fatalities reported.

Across the state, 11,225 people between the ages of 30-39 have been diagnosed; the largest group.

Locally, there is a similar trend. 20.5% of the region’s cases are in people in that age group.

People between the ages of 20-49 make up the area’s largest case count (52.9%), with 460 cases diagnosed.

People between the ages of 50-80+ make up about 36.8% of the region’s diagnosed cases (320).

Hospitalizations in the TJHD show a different picture. The majority of people hospitalized have been between the ages of 60-80+ (70.1%). People 80 and older have the highest hospitalization counts (27.6%).

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 5.8% as of June 22, which is the most recent figure provided by the VDH. That’s down from a peak of 22.2% on April 19.

Testing across the TJHD continues to climb. 17,452 PCR testing encounters have been performed, with the current seven-day positivity rate sitting at 5.8%.

On June 23, 701 PCR testing encounters were performed in the health district.

When serological antibody tests are factored in, there have been 19,684 testing encounters have been performed in the TJHD. The current seven-day positivity rate for the total amount of tests in the region sits at 5.3%.

Across the commonwealth, there have been 449 outbreaks reported, with 10,956 outbreak-associated cases being reported. There are 3,800 cases in healthcare workers.

Locally, the Charlottesville area has seen 13 outbreaks. Six of those outbreaks have been found at congregate settings, four at long-term care facilities, two in correctional facilities and one in an educational setting.

To date, 55 cases have been reported in healthcare workers in the TJHD, with 177 outbreak-associated cases.

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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