Virginia sees 1,005 new coronavirus cases, now reporting 653,326 statewide

There are now 10,675 deaths from the coronavirus in Virginia

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As of April 24, Virginia is reporting 653,326 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 5,773,361 vaccines have been administered across Virginia, with 2,370,074 people being fully vaccinated, according to VDH.

Here’s a breakdown of the 1,340 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 Friday, the Virginia Dept. of Health reports there have been 9,020,378 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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