Nearly 400 new COVID-19 cases reported in the last 24 hours as hospital admissions fall
Nearly 400 new COVID-19 cases reported in the last 24 hours as hospital admissions fall

Nearly 400 new COVID-19 cases reported in the last 24 hours as hospital admissions fall

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) – Virginia’s COVID-19 hospital admissions continue to decline despite new cases popping up around the Commonwealth.

On Monday, the Virginia Department of Health reported a case increase of 394 new cases. If you would like to see a breakdown of cases among vaccinated, partially vaccinated and fully vaccinated, click here.

The state now reports 1,671,423 total cases of COVID-19 in Virginia per. April 4, 2022, dating to the beginning of the March 2020 pandemic.

NOTE: VDH now only updates the cases and tests the dashboard Monday to Friday.

Since the pandemic began, there have been 19,720 deaths, with zero new deaths reported Monday.

Currently, there are 230 patients admitted, including those with pending coronavirus tests. This data is from Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association (VHHA).

According to Julian Walker with VHHA, an admission is added to the total number only if it is the primary cause of the patient being admitted. For example, if someone went to a hospital with a broken bone and tested positive, they would not be counted in the number of beds with coronavirus.

“It’s the standard of how we collect data in the survey that informs the dashboard,” Walker said. “The question is specifically worded to indicate that we are looking for admissions where COVID is the primary cause.”

On Monday, the 7-day test positivity rate was 3.2%. Here’s an explanation of Virginia’s positivity rate

VDH continues to track tests: 13,196,984 PCR COVID-19 tests have been administered in the state. The department has a website designed to locate COVID-19 test sites, see it here.

To view NBC12’s latest COVID-19 coverage, click here.

As of March 10, the Virginia Department of Health made changes to its dashboard, which no longer divides cases by location.

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