COVID hospitalizations drop in Virginia, positive test percentage holds steady
RICHMOND, Va. (WDBJ) - The Virginia Department of Health is reporting 641,626 total cases of COVID-19 across the commonwealth as of Thursday, April 15, 2021, dating to the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020. That’s up 1,415 from the 640,211 reported Wednesday, a larger increase than the 1,301 new cases reported from Tuesday to Wednesday.
Per the latest update from the state’s vaccine dashboard, 4,974,166 doses of vaccine have been administered in Virginia as of Thursday, up from 4,904,288 Wednesday.
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6,765,207 PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests have been conducted in Virginia as of Thursday, with a 6.1% positivity rate from those tests over the last week, unchanged since Saturday.
As of Thursday, there are 10,529 recorded coronavirus-related deaths in the commonwealth since the pandemic’s beginning, up from 10,510 reported Wednesday.
1,052 people across Virginia were hospitalized as of Thursday with confirmed or test-pending cases of COVID-19, down from 1,060 Wednesday. 52,886 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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