RICHMOND — 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.
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|
The data also show statewide deaths by age group.
Virginia COVID-19 deaths by age group
|Age||Total Deaths||% of Total Deaths|
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.
Locally, the Central Shenandoah Health District spans about 293,000 citizens through the counties of Augusta, Bath, Highland, Rockbridge and Rockingham, as well as the cities of Buena Vista, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Staunton and Waynesboro.
As of Wednesday, the district had 1,271 confirmed COVID-19 cases — 675 in Harrisonburg, 414 in Rockingham, 88 in Augusta County, 33 in Staunton, 29 in Waynesboro, 13 in Rockbridge, 11 in Buena Vista, six in Lexington and two in Highland.
Ninety-six people in the district have been hospitalized including 47 in Harrisonburg, 40 in Rockingham, four in Augusta County, three in Staunton, one in Buena Vista and one in Waynesboro.
VDH reported 27 deaths in the Central Shenandoah District — 21 in Harrisonburg, five in Rockingham and one in Augusta County.