VDH reports 52,177 coronavirus cases as of Wednesday
is reporting 52,177 cases of
in the commonwealth as of Wednesday morning.
2,392 of the cases are reported as "probable."
The total number is up from 51,738 cases reported Tuesday, a 439-case increase.
VDH reported Tuesday a 13,000-test backlog, information from which will be slowly added to current data over the next couple days, resulting in an influx of results.
According to VDH, a Richmond-area laboratory had been providing test results via fax, which had to be entered manually by VDH staff. VDH staff had prioritized positive test results, which means the remaining backlog largely includes negative tests. The lab is now submitting test results electronically.
There are 1,514 recorded coronavirus-related deaths in the commonwealth, up from 1,496 Tuesday, and 5,272 people have been hospitalized. 395,972 tests have been conducted, with a nine-percent positivity rate over the last week.
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.
Tuesday, Governor Northam announced his plans for reopening K-12 institutions in the fall.