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VDH: 61,247 cases of coronavirus in Virginia, 1,724 deaths

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Published: Jun. 27, 2020 at 9:33 AM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WDBJ) - The Virginia Department of Health is reporting 61,247 cases of coronavirus in the commonwealth as of Saturday morning. That’s up from 60,570 cases reported Thursday, a 677-case increase.

2,636 of the overall cases are considered “probable”.

There are 1,724 recorded coronavirus-related deaths in the commonwealth, up from 1,700 reported Friday, and there have been 6,120 hospitalizations. 615,290 tests have been conducted, with a 5.8 percent positive rate over the last week.

Governor Northam has announced with the positive-testing percentage continuing to drop or hold steady, Phase 3 of reopening Virginia’s economy will get underway July 1.

Any new confirmed cases from health departments throughout the state the rest of the day won’t show up until at least the following day on the state list, as the official numbers are only updated once a day, with a 5 p.m. cutoff each day for new cases to be reflected on the next day’s list.

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