RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The Virginia Health Department reported 463,751 new COVID-19 cases in Virginia, a 4,147 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 6,002 deaths and 20,540 hospitalizations since the pandemic began.
A total of 4,948,485 PCR tests have been given throughout the state. The 7-day PCR testing positivity rate decreased slightly to 13.0%.
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.
Eleven new outbreaks were reported on Friday. The total in the state is now at 2,199.
A majority of the outbreaks are in long-term care facilities. There are currently 53,706 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: 17,408 cases, 662 hospitalizations, 195 deaths
- Henrico: 16,846 cases, 753 hospitalizations, 329 deaths
- Richmond: 11,778 cases, 617 hospitalizations, 119 deaths
- Hanover: 5,332 cases, 212 hospitalizations, 93 deaths
- Petersburg: 2,253 cases, 117 hospitalizations, 36 deaths
- Goochland: 930 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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