Over 4,000 new COVID-19 cases reported in 24 hours | Positivity rate decreased to 13.2%

Over 4,000 new COVID-19 cases reported in 24 hours | Positivity rate decreased to 13.2%
COVID-19 cases in Virginia (Source: VDH)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The Virginia Health Department reported 459,604 new COVID-19 cases in Virginia, a 4,013 case increase in the past 24 hours.

A nearly 10,000 case increase was reported on Sunday and is likely due to “exposures during the holidays,” according to VDH.

The health department is also reporting 5,940 deaths and 20,405 hospitalizations since the pandemic began.

A total of 4,923,610 PCR tests have been given throughout the state. The 7-day PCR testing positivity rate decreased slightly to 13.2%.

VDH uses the number of new cases per 100,000 population to describe new infections, not positive tests per 100,000 population because some people will be tested more than once.

Thirteen new outbreaks were reported on Thursday. The total in the state is now at 2,188.

A majority of the outbreaks are in long-term care facilities. There are currently 53,329 cases associated with the outbreaks.

VDH is also tracking outbreaks at the state’s public and private universities and colleges. Currently, there is only one outbreak reported at Marymount University.

Central VA Case Highlights:

  • Chesterfield: 17,254 cases, 656 hospitalizations, 194 deaths
  • Henrico: 16,705 cases, 746 hospitalizations, 326 deaths
  • Richmond: 11,718 cases, 616 hospitalizations, 118 deaths
  • Hanover: 5,299 cases, 211 hospitalizations, 91 deaths
  • Petersburg: 2,211 cases, 116 hospitalizations, 36 deaths
  • Goochland: 917 cases, 36 hospitalizations, 7 deaths

The numbers reported by the Virginia Health Department are only updated once a day. See the full daily summary and breakdown here.

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