Percentage of positive COVID-19 tests down in Virginia

Published: Jul. 23, 2020 at 10:03 AM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WDBJ) - The Virginia Department of Health is reporting 81,237 total cases of coronavirus in the commonwealth as of Thursday morning. That’s up from 80,393 reported Wednesday, an 844-case increase. The increase is down from the 1,022-case increase from Tuesday to Wednesday.

3,055 of the overall cases are considered “probable.”

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There are 2,054 recorded coronavirus-related deaths in the commonwealth, up from 2,051 reported Wednesday, and there have been 7,437 total hospitalizations. 969,145 PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests have been conducted, with a 7.7 percent positive rate over the last week, down from the 7.9 percent rate reported Wednesday.

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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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