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More than 3,000 new COVID cases reported in Virginia Tuesday



ROANOKE, Va. – RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia Department of Health is reporting 534,116 total cases of COVID-19 across the commonwealth as of Tuesday, February 9, 2021, dating to the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020. That’s up 3,291 from the 530,825 reported Monday, a bigger increase than the 1,700 new cases reported from Sunday to Monday.

Per the latest update from the state’s vaccine dashboard, 1,130,763 doses of vaccine have been administered in Virginia as of Tuesday, up from Monday’s 1,105,102.

5,469,777 PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests have been conducted in Virginia as of Tuesday, with a 10.2% positivity rate from those tests over the last week, the same as reported Monday.

As of Tuesday, there are 6,898 recorded coronavirus-related deaths in the commonwealth since the pandemic’s beginning, up from Monday’s 6,820.

2,248 people across Virginia are hospitalized as of Tuesday with confirmed or test-pending cases of COVID-19, down from Monday’s count of 2,285.

42,199 COVID patients have been released from hospitals in Virginia since the beginning of the pandemic. That’s according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association, which gets a daily report from hospitals around the commonwealth.

These hospital numbers are different from those reported by VDH, which only gathers hospitalization status at the time each case is investigated by VDH and is an under-representation of Virginia hospitalizations.

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.

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