Virus num­bers

Richmond Times-Dispatch - - FRONT PAGE - From staff re­ports

As cases in­crease, pos­i­tive rates show some de­cline.

While the statewide to­tal of COVID-19 cases con­tin­ues to in­crease as the re­sult of more test­ing, Vir­ginia De­part­ment of Health data shows the per­cent­age of pos­i­tive re­sults from that test­ing con­tin­ues a de­cline that started in the mid­dle of April.

The Vir­ginia De­part­ment of Health re­ported Wed­nes­day that the statewide to­tal for COVID-19 cases is 46,905 — an in­crease of 666 from the 46,239 re­ported Tues­day.

The 46,905 cases re­ported Wed­nes­day in­clude 44,715 con­firmed cases and 2,190 prob­a­ble cases. Also, there are 1,428 COVID-19 deaths in Vir­ginia — 1,322 con­firmed and 106 prob­a­ble. That’s an in­crease of 21 from the 1,407 re­ported Sunday.

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.

VDH data shows most cases (79.8%) are oc­cur­ring in adults be­tween the ages of 20 and 69, with peo­ple in their 40s ac­count­ing for the largest per­cent­age of cases (18.6%). The ma­jor­ity of deaths (76.9%) are among Vir­gini­ans over the age of 70.

In the Richmond area, there are 5,380 cases: 1,933 in Hen­rico County, 1,661 in Ch­ester­field County, 1,455 in Richmond and 331 in Hanover County.

Also, the re­gion has 219 deaths at­trib­uted to the virus: 134 in Hen­rico, 37 in Ch­ester­field, 24 in Richmond and 24 in Hanover.

Fair­fax County, the state’s most pop­u­lous lo­cal­ity with more than 1.1 mil­lion peo­ple, has the most cases with 11,596 and 396 deaths.

VDH said there are 375 out­breaks in the state, 217 in long-term care fa­cil­i­ties. Th­ese fa­cil­i­ties also ac­count for 811 of the state’s deaths at­trib­uted to the virus.

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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