Richmond Times-Dispatch

Virus inVa.

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Cases increase by 1,954, deaths by 36.

The Virginia Department of Health reported Thursday that the state’s cumulative total of COVID-19 cases during the pandemic is now 210,787, an increase of 1,954 from Wednesday.

The 210,787 cases consist of 190,156 confirmed cases and 20,631 probable cases.

There are 3,896 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia — 3,594 confirmed and 302 probable. That’s an increase of 36 from the 3,860 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.

Statewide, the total number of people hospitaliz­ed is 13,815, though the VDH dashboard notes that hospitaliz­ations are underrepre­sented. According to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Associatio­n, 22,858 people have been hospitaliz­ed for COVID-19 and released.

In the Richmond area, there are 24,121 cases: 8,363 in Chesterfie­ld County, 7,509 in Henrico County, 6,159 in Richmond and 2,090 in Hanover County.

Also, the region has

494 deaths attributed to the virus: 242 in Henrico, 124 in Chesterfie­ld, 80 in Richmond and 48 in Hanover.

There are 1,460 outbreaks, which make up 31,272 of Virginia’s total cases. The VDH classifies an outbreak as at least two lab-confirmed cases.

Data from the VDH coronaviru­s dashboard shows the percentage of positive results from testing is the same as Wednesday at 7.1%.

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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