More than 100 new COVID-related hospitalizations reported in Virginia

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Published: Aug. 3, 2021 at 1:43 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WDBJ) - The Virginia Department of Health is reporting 699,342 total cases of COVID-19 across the commonwealth as of Tuesday, August 3, 2021, dating to the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020. That’s up 1,403 from the 697,939 reported Monday, a bigger increase than the 1,165 increase from Sunday to Monday.

NOTE: VDH is now only updating the cases and testing dashboard Monday through Friday.

Per the latest update from the state’s vaccine dashboard, 9,470,305 doses of vaccine have been administered in Virginia as of Tuesday, up from the 9,457,075 reported Monday. 60.6% of the state’s population has gotten at least one dose, with 54.2% fully vaccinated. 72.5% of Virginians 18 and over have received at least one dose and 65.2% are fully vaccinated.

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8,022,775 PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests have been conducted in Virginia as of Tuesday, with a 6.1% positivity rate from those tests over the last week, up from the 6% reported Monday.

As of Tuesday, there have been 11,536 recorded coronavirus-related deaths in the commonwealth since the pandemic’s beginning, up from the 11,534 reported Monday.

643 people across Virginia were hospitalized as of Tuesday with confirmed or test-pending cases of COVID-19, up from the 534 reported Monday. 58,263 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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