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Fewer new COVID cases reported in Virginia Wednesday than Tuesday

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Published: Jun. 15, 2022 at 4:00 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WDBJ) - The Virginia Department of Health is reporting 1,830,122 cases of COVID-19 across the commonwealth as of Wednesday, June 15, 2022, dating to the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020. That’s up 2,704 from the 1,827,418 reported Tuesday, a smaller increase than Tuesday’s 2,758 new cases.

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Since the pandemic began, 14,041,268 PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests have been conducted in Virginia as of Wednesday, with a 17.9% positivity rate from tests over the last week, up from the 17.8% reported Tuesday for the previous seven days.

Per the latest update from the state’s vaccine dashboard, 15,998,585 doses of vaccine had been administered in Virginia as of Tuesday. (New numbers were not released Wednesday.) 82.4% of the state’s population have gotten at least one dose, with 73.9% fully vaccinated. 93.3% of Virginians 18 and over have received at least one dose and 83.8% are fully vaccinated.

566 people across Virginia were hospitalized as of Wednesday with confirmed or test-pending cases of COVID-19, down from 572 reported Tuesday. 111,545 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 Wednesday, there have been 20,448 recorded coronavirus-related deaths in the commonwealth since the pandemic’s beginning, up from 20,443 reported Tuesday.

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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