COVID-19 cases surpass 90,000 in Virginia, number of patients hospitalized decreases

Published: Aug. 1, 2020 at 9:03 AM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WDBJ) - The Virginia Department of Health is reporting 90,801 total cases of coronavirus in the commonwealth as of Saturday morning. That’s up from 89,888 reported Friday, a 913-case increase

3,434 of the overall cases are considered “probable.”

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There are 2,215 recorded coronavirus-related deaths in the commonwealth, up from 2,174 reported Friday. 1,123,927 PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests have been conducted, with a 7.2 percent positive rate over the last week, the same as the percentage reported Friday.

1,256 people across Virginia are hospitalized as of Saturday, down from Friday’s 1,334, with confirmed or test-pending cases of COVID-19. 12,007 COVID patients have been released from hospitals in Virginia since the beginning of the pandemic, up 70 from Friday. That’s according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association, which gets a daily report from hospitals around the commonwealth.

These hospital numbers are different from those reported by VDH, which only gathers hospitalization status at the time each case is investigated by VDH, and is an underrepresentation of Virginia hospitalizations.

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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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