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Virginia COVID-19 cases are now 210,787 - an increase of 1,954 from Wednesday

Virginia COVID-19 cases are now 210,787 - an increase of 1,954 from Wednesday

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COVID-19 virus

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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