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Positivity rate increases to 4.3% | More than 4,900 new COVID-19 cases reported in last week

COVID-19 cases in Va.
COVID-19 cases in Va.(VDH)
Published: Jun. 15, 2021 at 1:58 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 26, 2021 at 2:51 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Virginia’s testing positivity rate increased to 4.3% over the past week, according to the state’s department of health. Over the last week, more than 4,900 new COVID-19 cases were reported throughout the commonwealth.

In total, the health department reported 4,973 new COVID-19 cases and 25 additional deaths between Monday, July 19 and Monday, July 26. The positivity rate is currently at 4.3 percent.

Here’s an explanation of Virginia’s positivity rate.

The commonwealth has now reported 690,183 total COVID-19 cases and 11,506 deaths. Since the pandemic began, 31,153 patients have been hospitalized.

There are a total of 3,763 outbreaks that have happened since the pandemic began. More than 77,760 total COVID-19 cases in Virginia have been associated with an outbreak. VDH requires at least two confirmed cases to classify as an outbreak.

VDH continues to track testing: 7,926,618 COVID-19 tests have been administered in the state.

The department has a website designated for locating COVID-19 testing sites, view it here.

To view NBC12′s latest COVID-19 coverage, click here.

Central VA Case Highlights:

  • Chesterfield: 28,506 cases, 1,038 hospitalizations, 453 deaths
  • Henrico: 26,137 cases, 1,122 hospitalizations, 641 deaths
  • Richmond: 17,344 cases, 836 hospitalizations, 275 deaths
  • Hanover: 8,383 cases, 321 hospitalizations, 169 deaths
  • Petersburg: 3,926 cases, 175 hospitalizations, 89 deaths
  • Goochland: 1,488 cases, 56 hospitalizations, 23 deaths

As of July 19, at least 5,039,553 people in Virginia have received their first dose of the vaccine - that’s 59% of the population. The department of health also reports 4,535,143 people have been fully vaccinated - that’s 53.1% of Virginia’s population.

The CDC defines people who are fully vaccinated as those who are two weeks past their second dose of the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines or two weeks past a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Data is reported by the Virginia Department of Health once per day. See the full summary at this link.

As COVID-19 cases in Virginia continue to trend down and vaccine distribution continues across the state, NBC12 will only be updating this story on Mondays unless case trends increase. This story was last updated on July 19 at 12:20 p.m.

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