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Virginia reports 1,249 new COVID-19 cases

Virginia reports 1,249 new COVID-19 cases

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Virginia reported 1,249 new COVID-19 cases Friday, bringing the state’s cumulative case total during the pandemic to 659,590, the Virginia Department of Health reported.

Statewide, the total number of people hospitalized during the pandemic reached 28,443 on Friday, an increase of 92 from Thursday, though the VDH website notes that hospitalizations are underrepresented.

Virginia reported 19 new virus-related deaths on Friday, for a total of 10,770.

As of Friday morning, 30.6% of Virginia’s population had been fully vaccinated, and 44.3% had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to the VDH dashboard.

State health officials have said there may be a lag in the reporting of statewide COVID-19 numbers on the VDH website. Figures on the website might not include cases or deaths reported by localities or local health districts.

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