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Virginia sees 771 new coronavirus cases, now reporting 662,696 statewide

There are now 10,823 deaths from the coronavirus in Virginia

Coronavirus (WSLS 10)

As of May 4, Virginia is reporting 662,696 cases of the coronavirus across the commonwealth since March 2020.

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

As of Tuesday, a total of 6,408,079 vaccines have been administered across Virginia, with 2,749,788 people being fully vaccinated, according to VDH.

Here’s a breakdown of the 771 new cases reported on Tuesday:

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 Tuesday, the Virginia Dept. of Health reports there have been 9,307,937 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.

About the Author:

Samantha Smith joined WSLS 10’s award-winning digital team as a digital content producer in July 2018.