Coronavirus update

Dr. Danny Avula, director of Richmond and Henrico Health Districts, provides local COVID-19 updates during a press conference at Fairfield Henrico County Public Library on Monday, April 6, 2020.

The Virginia Department of Health reported Tuesday that 3,333 people in Virginia have tested positive for COVID-19.

That's an increase of 455 cases from theĀ 2,878 reported Monday.

The VDH also said that 28,645 have been tested for the virus in Virginia, and 563 people have been hospitalized.

There have been 63 deaths - an increase of nine since Monday.

Because of a lack of widespread testing, long wait times for results and lags in reporting, Virginia is likely to have significantly more COVID-19 infections than the confirmed cases that the Virginia Department of Health reports each day.

The state updates information based on counts submitted the previous day; numbers reported on the VDH website at 9 a.m. were current as of 5 p.m. Monday. On Tuesday, VHD noted on its site that its counts are "updated daily before 10 a.m. Numbers are preliminary and close out at 5 p.m. the day before posting. Case counts reflect what has been reported to VDH by healthcare providers and laboratories."

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