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Percent of positive COVID cases down slightly in Virginia

The COVID-19 outbreak is believed to have originated in Wuhan, China.
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Published: Jun. 9, 2022 at 9:46 AM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WDBJ) - The Virginia Department of Health is reporting 1,814,578 cases of COVID-19 across the commonwealth as of Thursday, June 9, 2022, dating to the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020. That’s up 3,212 from the 1,811,366 reported Wednesday, a larger increase than the 2,958 reported Wednesday.

Since the pandemic began, 13,974,076 PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests have been conducted in Virginia as of Thursday, with an 18.7% positivity rate from tests over the last week, down from the 18.8% reported for the previous seven days.

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Per the latest update from the state’s vaccine dashboard, 15,979,224 doses of vaccine have been administered in Virginia as of Thursday. 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.

569 people across Virginia were hospitalized as of Thursday with confirmed or test-pending cases of COVID-19, down from the 581 reported Wednesday. 110,953 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.

As of Thursday, there have been 20,439 recorded coronavirus-related deaths in the commonwealth since the pandemic’s beginning, up from the 20,436 reported Wednesday.

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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