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Virginia COVID-19 cases rise by 1,435 from Monday

Virginia COVID-19 cases rise by 1,435 from Monday

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The Virginia Department of Health reported Tuesday that the statewide total for COVID-19 cases is 194,912 — an increase of 1,435 from the 193,477 reported Monday.

The 194,912 cases consist of 178,432 confirmed cases and 16,480 probable cases. There are 3,726 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia — 3,460 confirmed and 266 probable. That’s an increase of 13 from the 3,713 reported Monday. 

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 13,183, though the VDH dashboard notes that hospitalizations are underrepresented. According to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association, 21,716 people have been hospitalized for COVID-19 and released.

There are 1,365 outbreaks, which make up 29,501 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 6.2%.

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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