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Virginia COVID hospitalizations drop below 400

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Updated: Jun. 9, 2021 at 8:58 AM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WDBJ) - The Virginia Department of Health is reporting 677,210 total cases of COVID-19 across the commonwealth as of Wednesday, June 9, 2021, dating to the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020. That’s up 197 from the 677,013 reported Tuesday, a larger increase than the 182 new cases reported from Monday to Tuesday.

Per the latest update from the state’s vaccine dashboard, 8,465,527 doses of vaccine have been administered in Virginia as of Wednesday, up from the 8,426,995 doses reported Tuesday. 56.2% of the state’s population has gotten at least one dose, with 46.3% fully-vaccinated. 68.3% of Virginians 18 and over have received at least one dose and 57.7% are fully vaccinated.

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7,509,089 PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests have been conducted in Virginia as of Wednesday, with a 2.1% positivity rate from those tests over the last week, the same as reported Tuesday.

As of Wednesday, there were 11,260 recorded coronavirus-related deaths in the commonwealth since the pandemic’s beginning, up from 11,253 Tuesday.

395 people across Virginia were hospitalized as of Wednesday with confirmed or test-pending cases of COVID-19, down from the 452 reported Tuesday. 56,697 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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