VDH reports 155 COVID-related deaths Monday

Published: Feb. 22, 2021 at 9:08 AM EST
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RICHMOND, Va. (WDBJ) - The Virginia Department of Health is reporting 565,270 total cases of COVID-19 across the commonwealth as of Monday, February 22, 2021, dating to the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020. That’s up 1,155 from the 564,115 reported Sunday, a smaller increase than the 2,303 new cases reported from Saturday to Sunday.

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Per the latest update from the state’s vaccine dashboard, 1,602,502 doses of vaccine had been administered in Virginia as of Monday, up from Sunday’s 1,574,229.

5,762,380 PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests have been conducted in Virginia as of Monday, with an 8.3% positivity rate from those tests over the last week, the same as reported Sunday.

As of Monday, there are 7,486 recorded coronavirus-related deaths in the commonwealth since the pandemic’s beginning, up from Sunday’s 7,331.

1,540 people across Virginia were hospitalized as of Monday with confirmed or test-pending cases of COVID-19, down from Sunday’s count of 1,548.

45,892 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.

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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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