Va. COVID-19 cases rise, but how much?
State health department combines probable coronavirus cases with confirmed cases.
After two days of declining new cases, the Virginia Department of Health reported Tuesday that Virginia had a record-setting 640 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 9,630 cases statewide. However, the increase includes 179 probable cases, which VDH is combining with confirmed cases in its reporting.
Without including probable cases, Virginia saw 461 cases, a small increase from the past two days, when numbers declined to 453 confirmed cases reported on Monday.
There have been 324 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia and 1,581 Virginians are hospitalized from the disease, according to VDH.
Fairfax County now has 2,077 cases, far and away the most cases of any locality statewide.
In other Northern Virginia localities, there are 867 reported cases in Prince William County, 625 in Arlington County, 468 in Loudoun County, 462 in Alexandria and 164 in Stafford County. In Central Virginia, there are 621 reported cases in Henrico County, 346 in Chesterfield County, 246 in Richmond and 93 in Hanover County. In Hampton Roads, there are 288 reported cases in Virginia Beach, 176 cases in Chesapeake, 146 in James City County, 118 in Norfolk, 101 in Newport News, 92 in Hampton, 111 in Suffolk and 82 in Portsmouth.
Forty-nine of the state’s COVID-19 deaths have occurred at Canterbury Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, a nursing home in Henrico County.
Statewide, 58,354 people have been tested for the coronavirus and there have been 148 outbreaks statewide, with 80 of those occurring in long-term care facilities and nursing homes, accounting for 733 confirmed cases.
Globally, there are 2.49 million confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 171,652 reported deaths, as of April 21. The United States has the most confirmed cases and deaths from the disease, with 787,960 confirmed cases and 42,364 reported deaths. More than 14,600 deaths have occurred in New York City.
Below is the latest data from VDH: