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Gov. Ralph Northam looked at a poster before a coronavirus press briefing on May 28.

The Virginia Department of Health reported Monday that the statewide total for COVID-19 cases is 58,465 — an increase of 471 from the 57,994 reported Sunday.

The 58,465 cases consist of 55,949 confirmed cases and 2,516 probable cases. Also, there are 1,620 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia — 1,517 confirmed and 103 probable. That’s an increase of nine from the 1,611 reported.

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

Only Bath County doesn’t have confirmed cases.

As the overall number of positive COVID-19 test results in Virginia grows, data from the VDH coronavirus dashboard shows the percentage of positive results from testing is down. The seven-day average for percentage of positive test results was at 6.14% as of June 15, which is the most recent figure provided by the VDH. That’s down from a peak of 22.2% on April 19.

VDH data shows most cases (78.4%) are occurring in adults between the ages of 20 and 69. The majority of deaths (76.1%) are among Virginians over the age of 70.

The VDH said there are 428 outbreaks in the state, 230 in long-term care facilities. These facilities also account for 1,005 of the state’s 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.

jmattingly@timesdispatch.com

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