Believe it or not, it’s now been one year “since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Virginia.” What a difference a year makes, eh? See below for graphics of the newly posted COVID-19 numbers by the Virginia Department of Health and the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association. So, at this point (3/7), in Virginia we’re at 585,700 total reported – confirmed plus probable – cases (note that actual cases, as well as deaths, could be higher, maybe even a LOT higher, based on stories like this one in the NY Times), 24,661 hospitalizations and 9,596 deaths from COVID-19. The number of reported cases went to 1,163 (+0.2%) in the latest statistics, which is a slightly slower rate of increase than the day before, when reported cases were up 1,477 (+0.3%). As for hospitalizations, they went up 24 (+0.1%), which is a slower rate of increase than the day before, when hospitalizations were up 123 (+0.5%). Deaths are reported +77, compared to +91 the previous day. The number of PCR-ONLY test results is currently at 6,038,209 (up 19,925 from yesterday). And so far, we’ve had 2,267,459 vaccines administered, now averaging 53,630 per day.
P.S. VDH notes, “VDH is now processing 2021 death certificates related to the post-holiday surge of COVID-19 cases. As a result, a larger number of deaths is expected to be added by report date”
P.P.S. No sign of new VHHA numbers as of 9:05 am.