Richmond Times-Dispatch

Virus tally for Virginia

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Cases increase by 2,544 and deaths by 37.

The Virginia Department of Health reported Tuesday that the state’s cumulative total for COVID-19 cases during the pandemic is now up to 223,582 — an increase of 2,544 from Monday.

The 223,582 cases consist of 200,284 confirmed cases and 23,298 probable cases. There are 3,979 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia — 3,660 confirmed and 319 probable. That’s an increase of 37 from the 3,942 reported Monday.

The VDH defines probable COVID-19 cases as people who are symptomati­c with a known exposure to COVID19, but whose cases have not been confirmed with a positive test.

Statewide, the total number of people hospitaliz­ed is 14,212, though the VDH dashboard notes that hospitaliz­ations are underrepre­sented. According to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Associatio­n, 23,498 people have been hospitaliz­ed for COVID-19 and released.

In the Richmond area, there are 25,518 cases: 8,827 in Chesterfie­ld County, 7,977 in Henrico County, 6,446 in Richmond and 2,268 in Hanover County. Also, the region has 503 deaths attributed to the virus: 244 in Henrico, 127 in Chesterfie­ld, 81 in Richmond and 51 in Hanover.

There are 1,499 outbreaks, which make up 32,277 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 Monday at 7.4%.

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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