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Virginia sees 1,608 new coronavirus cases, now reporting 644,828 statewide



As of April 17, Virginia is reporting 644,828 cases of the coronavirus across the commonwealth since March 2020.

As of Saturday, a total of 5,208,823 vaccines have been administered across Virginia, with 2,059,882 people being fully vaccinated, according to VDH.

According to the health department, decreases in cases can be attributed to a person getting tested in a different locality than where they live or the automation process for electronically reported lab results may attach the wrong jurisdiction for a particular zip code.

As of Saturday, the Virginia Dept. of Health reports there have been 8,900,468 total testing encounters.

The term “testing encounters” includes individuals who have been tested more than once due to their profession, high-risk status or need for a negative result to return to work.

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