Virginia sees 1,348 new coronavirus cases, now reporting 593,562 statewide

There are now 9,985 deaths from the coronavirus in Virginia

Coronavirus (WSLS 10)

As of March 13, Virginia is reporting 593,562 cases of the coronavirus across the commonwealth since March 2020.

[Where are Virginia’s coronavirus cases? The latest from the health department]

As of Saturday, a total of 2,557,478 vaccines have been administered across Virginia, with 945,336 people being fully vaccinated, according to VDH.

Here’s a breakdown of the 1,589 new cases reported on Friday:

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 7,902,262 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. The health department started using this metric on May 1. To learn more, click here.

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