Va.’s COVID-19 cases up by 432

Richmond Times-Dispatch - - NEWS - BY HOLLY PRESTIDGE Rich­mond Times-Dis­patch hprestidge@times­dis­patch.com (804) 649-6945

FRI­DAY, JUNE 26, 2020

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The Vir­ginia Depart­ment of Health re­ported Wed­nes­day that the statewide to­tal for COVID-19 cases is 59,946 — an in­crease of 432 from the 59,514 re­ported yes­ter­day.

The 59,946 cases con­sist of 57,384 con­firmed cases and 2,562 prob­a­ble cases. There are 1,675 COVID-19 deaths in Vir­ginia — 1,572 con­firmed and 103 prob­a­ble. That’s an in­crease of 30 from the 1,645 re­ported Wed­nes­day.

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.

In the Rich­mond area, there are 7,736 cases: 2,735 in Ch­ester­field County, 2,500 in Hen­rico County, 2,089 in Rich­mond and

412 in Hanover County.

Also, the re­gion has 244 deaths at­trib­uted to the virus: 140 in Hen­rico, 49 in Ch­ester­field, 30 in Rich­mond and 25 in Hanover.

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% as of June 21, which is the most re­cent fig­ure pro­vided by the VDH. That’s down from a peak of 22.2% on April 19.

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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