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COVID hospitalizations down in Virginia

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Published: Jun. 8, 2022 at 11:25 AM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WDBJ) - The Virginia Department of Health is reporting 1,811,366 cases of COVID-19 across the commonwealth as of Wednesday, June 8, 2022, dating to the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020. That’s up 2,958 from the 1,808,408 reported Tuesday. A bigger increase than the 2,627 reported Tuesday.

As of Wednesday, there have been 20,436 recorded coronavirus-related deaths in the commonwealth since the pandemic’s beginning, up from the 20,435 reported Tuesday.

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Since the pandemic began, 13,959,714 PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests have been conducted in Virginia as of Tuesday, with an 18.8% positivity rate from tests over the last week, down from the 19% reported Tuesday for the previous seven days.

Per the latest update from the state’s vaccine dashboard, 15,974,796 doses of vaccine have been administered in Virginia as of Wednesday. 82.4% of the state’s population have gotten at least one dose, with 73.8% fully vaccinated. 93.2% of Virginians 18 and over have received at least one dose and 83.7% are fully vaccinated.

581 people across Virginia were hospitalized as of Wednesday with confirmed or test-pending cases of COVID-19, down from the 586 reported Tuesday. 110,865 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.

The 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.

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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