Vir­ginia re­ports 54,886 cases of COVID-19

Richmond Times-Dispatch - - NEWS - From staff re­ports

The Vir­ginia Depart­ment of Health re­ported Mon­day that the statewide to­tal for COVID-19 cases is 54,886 — an in­crease of 380 from the 54,506 re­ported Sun­day.

The 54,886 cases in­clude 52,460 con­firmed cases and 2,426 prob­a­ble cases. Also, there are 1,552 COVID-19 deaths in Vir­ginia — 1,444 con­firmed and 108 prob­a­ble. That’s an in­crease of six from the 1,546 deaths re­ported Sun­day.

As the over­all num­ber of pos­i­tive test re­sults in Vir­ginia grows, data from the VDH coro­n­avirus dash­board shows that the per­cent­age of pos­i­tive re­sults from test­ing is down. The seven-day av­er­age for per­cent­age of pos­i­tive test re­sults was at 7.5% as of Thurs­day, the most re­cent fig­ure pro­vided by the VDH. That’s down from a peak of 22.2% on April 19.

VDH data shows that most cases (79.7%) oc­cur in adults who ages 20 to 69. The ma­jor­ity of deaths (76.5%) are among Vir­gini­ans older than 70.

In the Rich­mond area, there are 6,690 cases: 2,289 in Hen­rico County, 2,195 in Ch­ester­field County, 1,832 in Rich­mond and 374 in Hanover County. Also, the re­gion has 229 deaths at­trib­uted to the virus: 136 in Hen­rico, 39 in Ch­ester­field, 29 in Rich­mond and 25 in Hanover.

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