Virginia sees 481 new coronavirus cases, now reporting 672,793 statewide

There are now 11,097 deaths from the coronavirus in Virginia

Coronavirus (WSLS 10)

As of May 22, Virginia is reporting 672,793 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 7,824,278 vaccines have been administered across Virginia, with 3,582,450 people being fully vaccinated, according to VDH.

Here’s a breakdown of the 481 new cases reported on Saturday:

(The daily breakdown of cases by locality and vaccine numbers are not available until noon.)

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 9,685,508 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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