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Virginia COVID-19 cases increase by 2,367 throughout the holiday weekend

Virginia COVID-19 cases increase by 2,367 throughout the holiday weekend

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RICHMOND — The Virginia Department of Health reported Monday that the statewide total for COVID-19 cases is 66,102 — an increase of 2,367 from the 63,735 reported Thursday before the holiday weekend.

The 66,102 cases consist of 63,339 confirmed cases and 2,763 probable cases. There are 1,853 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia — 1,747 confirmed and 106 probable. That’s an increase of 37 from the 1,816 reported last Thursday.

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.

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 6.1% as of July 2, 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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