Statewide COVID-19 cases rise by 1,005 from Monday, now 13,698 cases in Richmond area | State and Regional News




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The Virginia Department of Health reported Tuesday that the statewide total for COVID-19 cases is 114,635 — an increase of 1,005 from the 113,630 reported Monday.

The 114,635 cases consist of 109,679 confirmed cases and 4,956 probable cases. There are 2,494 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia — 2,370 confirmed and 124 probable. That’s an increase of 23 from the 2,471 reported Monday.

The VDH defines probable COVID-19 cases as people who are symptomatic with a known exposure to COVID-19, but whose cases have not been confirmed with a positive test.

In the Richmond area, there are 13,698 cases: 4,888 in Chesterfield County, 4,403 in Henrico County, 3,662 in Richmond and 745 in Hanover County.

Also, the region has 343 deaths attributed to the virus: 189 in Henrico, 77 in Chesterfield, 43 in Richmond and 34 in Hanover.

As the overall number of positive COVID-19 test results in Virginia grows, data from the VDH coronavirus dashboard shows the percentage of positive results from testing is down. The seven-day average for percentage of positive test results was at 6.4% as of Aug. 21, which is the most recent figure provided by the VDH. That’s down from a peak of 20.8% on April 21.

State health officials have said there’s a lag in the reporting of statewide numbers on the VDH website. Figures on the website might not include cases or deaths reported by localities or local health districts.

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