RICHMOND — The Virginia Department of Health reported Monday that the statewide total for COVID-19 cases is 62,189 — an increase of 1,619 from the 60,570 reported Friday.
The 62,189 cases consist of 59,222 confirmed cases and 2,667 probable cases. There are 1,740 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia — 1,635 confirmed and 105 probable. That’s an increase of 40 from the 1,700 reported Friday.
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 Thomas Jefferson Health District reported four new cases this morning, for a total of 916 across the region it covers.
Across the localities, Albemarle County has the highest case count, at 394 reported cases. Nelson County has the lowest case count, with 18 reported cases, as well as zero fatalities and hospitalizations.
The city of Charlottesville has 211 reported cases, Louisa County has 118 reported cases, Fluvanna County has 110 reported cases and Greene County has 65 reported cases.
In the TJHD, 88 hospitalizations have been reported, with 19 fatalities.
The majority of the TJHD's cases have been diagnosed in people between the ages of 20-49 (53.4%). Of the 916 total cases, 489 have been diagnosed in that specific age group.
People between the ages of 30-39 have the highest amount of reported cases in the area, with 189 cases reported.
Only 329 of the region's cases have been diagnosed in people between the ages of 50-80+.
The majority of the region's hospitalizations have been in older populations, with most of the hospitalizations in people between the ages of 60-80+ (70.5%).
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 5.9% as of June 25, which is the most recent figure provided by the VDH. That’s down from a peak of 22.2% on April 19.
Even as statewide results show a relatively downward trend in positive test results, the TJHD is seeing an increase of positive test results. The current seven-day positivity rate sits at 7.2% for the region, up from the 5.2% reported last Monday.
18,228 PCR testing encounters have been performed across the TJHD. When antibody testing encounters are added, the region has performed 20,571 testing encounters, with a current seven-day positivity rate of 6.6%.
Across Virginia, 452 outbreaks have been reported. 11,084 cases are associated with those outbreaks.
Locally, there are 13 outbreaks: six in congregate settings, four in long-term care facilities, two in correctional facilities and one in an educational setting.
177 cases have been associated with those 13 outbreaks.
In the TJHD, 58 cases have been reported in healthcare workers. Across the state, 3,884 cases have been reported in healthcare workers.
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.