Virginia reports 54,886 cases of COVID-19
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.