The Virginia Department of Health reported Wednesday that the state has 32,908 COVID-19 cases, an increase of 763 from the 32,145 reported Tuesday.

But as the case numbers climb, VDH figures show the 7-day moving average has been on a downward trend since the start of May.  

VDH screenshot

A screenshot from the Virginia Department of Health's website on May 20 shows a graph depicting the number of COVID-19 cases in the state, including the 7-day moving average that has shown a downward trend in May.

The 32,908 cases include 31,247 confirmed cases and 1,661 probable cases. Also, there are 1,074 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia — 1,040 confirmed and 34 probable. That's an increase of 33 from the 1,041 reported Tuesday.

The VDH defines probable COVID-19 cases as people who are symptomatic with a known exposure to COVID-19, but have not been confirmed with a positive test.

VDH data shared on their website shows statewide cases by age group:

Virginia COVID-19 cases by age

Age Total Cases % of Total Cases
0-9 1413 2.9
10-19 2734 5.7
20-29 7674 16
30-39 8989 18.7
40-49 8952 18.6
50-59 7700 16
60-69 5100 10.6
70-79 2632 5.5
80+ 2851 5.9

The data also show statewide deaths by age group.

Virginia COVID-19 deaths by age group

Age Total Deaths % of Total Deaths
0-9 0 0
10-19 0 0
20-29 3 0.2
30-39 11 0.8
40-49 34 2.3
50-59 83 5.7
60-69 207 14.3
70-79 357 24.6
80+ 757 52.1

Fairfax County, the state's most populous locality with more than 1.1 million people, has the most cases with 8,163 and 302 deaths.

VDH said there are 311 outbreaks in the state, 184 in long-term care facilities. These facilities also account for 636 of the state's 1,074 deaths attributed to the virus.

State health officials have said there’s a lag in the reporting of statewide 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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