RICHMOND — The Virginia Department of Health reported Thursday that the statewide total for COVID-19 cases is 95,867 — an increase of 818 from the 95,049 reported Wednesday.
The 95,867 cases consist of 92,244 confirmed cases and 3,623 probable cases. There are 2,299 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia — 2,191 confirmed and 108 probable. That’s an increase of 25 from the 2,274 reported Wednesday.
On Thursday, the Thomas Jefferson Health District reported 17 new cases, for a total of 1,845 in the entire health district. One new hospitalization was also reported, along with three fatalities.
Two new fatalities were reported in Charlottesville along with one new fatality in Fluvanna County. There have been 44 fatalities associated with the novel coronavirus in the entire health district.
Albemarle County is now reporting 798 cases and 52 hospitalizations. 16 fatalities have been reported in the county.
The city of Charlottesville has reported 505 cases, 25 hospitalizations and 15 fatalities.
Fluvanna County has reported 179 cases, 31 hospitalizations and nine fatalities.
Greene and Louisa Counties both have reported two fatalities each. 153 cases have been reported out of Greene, while 174 cases have been reported out of Louisa. To date, eight hospitalizations have been reported in Greene, with 22 hospitalizations reported in Louisa.
Nelson County remains the only locality in the health district with the lowest case count (36) and zero reported fatalities or hospitalizations.
The majority of the region's cases have been diagnosed in people between the ages of 20-49. Out of those 936 cases, 665 have been reported in people in their 20s and 30s. This is consistent with trends seen across the state.
To date, only 229 cases have been diagnosed in young people between the ages of 0-19.
There have been 678 cases reported in people between the ages of 50-80+. Of those cases, 221 have been reported in people in their 50s, 167 have been reported in people in their 60s, 129 have been reported in people in their 70s and 161 have been reported in people 80 and older.
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.
The majority of the region's hospitalizations have been reported in people between the ages of 60-80+, however hospitalizations have also been reported in younger groups: one in children between the ages of 0-9, two each in people between the ages of 10-19 and 20-29, 12 in people between the ages of 30-39 and 19 in people between the ages of 40-49.
The majority of the region's fatalities have been reported in people 80 years old and older. There have been 28 reported fatalities in that specific age range.
Ten fatalities have been reported in people between the ages of 70-79, four have been reported in people between the ages of 60-69 and two have been reported in people between the ages of 50-59.
No fatalities have been reported in people younger than 49.
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 7.3% as of Aug. 3, which is the most recent figure provided by the VDH. That’s down from a peak of 20.8% on April 21.
To date, 37,458 PCR testing encounters have been performed across the health district. The current seven-day PCR positivity rate is at 5.9%, with a lab reporting date of Aug. 2.
When combined with the total number of antibody testing encounters performed across the health district, 40,986 testing encounters have been performed.
One new outbreak was reported in the Thomas Jefferson Health District on Thursday; the ninth reported in one of the region's long-term care facilities. There are now 20 reported outbreaks associated with the novel coronavirus in the district.
To date, 359 cases have been linked to an outbreak in the region. There have been 146 cases detected in local healthcare workers.
In total, seven outbreaks have been reported at congregate settings, while two outbreaks have each been reported in both correctional facilities and educational facilities.
Across Virginia, 670 outbreaks have been reported, with 14,790 cases linked to a specific outbreak. 5,449 cases have been detected in healthcare workers across the state.
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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