VDH: 65,748 cases of coronavirus in Virginia, 1,853 deaths

Published: Jul. 5, 2020 at 9:19 AM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WDBJ) - The Virginia Department of Health is reporting 65,748 cases of coronavirus in the commonwealth as of Sunday morning. That’s up from 65,109 on Saturday.

2,767 of the overall cases are considered “probable.”

There are 1,853 recorded coronavirus-related deaths in the commonwealth and there have been 6,418 hospitalizations. 706,588 PCR tests have been conducted, with a 6.1% percent positive rate over the last week.

With the positive-testing percentage continuing to drop or hold about steady, Phase 3 of reopening Virginia’s economy began Wednesday.

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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