COVID cases top 400,000 in Virginia
RICHMOND, Va. (WDBJ) - The Virginia Department of Health is reporting 403,386 total cases of COVID-19 across the commonwealth as of Monday, January 11, 2021, dating to the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020. That’s up 4,530 from the 398,856 reported Sunday, a smaller increase than the 5,141 new cases reported from Saturday to Sunday.
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4,621,140 PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests have been conducted in Virginia as of Monday, with a 16.7% positivity rate from those tests over the last week, down from 16.8% reported Sunday.
Per the latest update from the state’s vaccine dashboard, 189,283 doses of vaccine have been administered in Virginia as of Monday, up from 177,945 Sunday.
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As of Monday, there are 5,393 recorded coronavirus-related deaths in the commonwealth since the pandemic’s beginning, up from Saturday’s count of 5,383.
3,117 people across Virginia are hospitalized as of Monday with confirmed or test-pending cases of COVID-19, up from Sunday’s count of 3,060.
33,142 COVID patients have been released from hospitals in Virginia since the beginning of the pandemic. 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 under-representation of Virginia hospitalizations.
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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