Richmond Times-Dispatch

Virus inVa.

From Friday to Monday, cases increased by 7,707.


The Virginia Department of Health reported Monday that the state’s cumulative total for COVID-19 cases during the pandemic is now up to 221,038 — an increase of 7,707 from the 213,331 reported on Friday.

A note on the VDH coronaviru­s website said the case count of 3,242 reported on Monday is “in part due to a catch-up from the VDH data system being down for upgrades for a few hours over the weekend.”

The 221,038 cases consist of 198,142 confirmed cases and 22,896 probable cases. There are 3,942 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia — 3,629 confirmed and 313 probable. That’s an increase of 30 from the 3,912 reported Friday.

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 14,096, though the VDH dashboard notes that hospitaliz­ations are underrepre­sented. According to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Associatio­n, 23,253 people have been hospitaliz­ed for COVID-19 and released.

In the Richmond area, there are 25,170 cases: 8,698 in Chesterfie­ld County, 7,844 in Henrico County, 6,384 in Richmond and 2,244 in Hanover County. Also, the region has 500 deaths attributed to the virus: 242 in Henrico, 127 in Chesterfie­ld, 80 in Richmond and 51 in Hanover.

There are 1,492 outbreaks, which make up 32,079 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 up from Friday at 7.2%.

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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