Va. reports 733 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours
State sees largest one-day rise April 25, days after one model predicted first coronavirus wave would have peaked.
UPDATE SUNDAY, APRIL 26: The Virginia Department of Health reported 586 new confirmed COVID-19 cases Sunday, not including 482 probable cases, raising the states’s total confirmed cases to 12,488. There have been 448 deaths from COVID-19 in Virginia and 2,007 Virginians are hospitalized with the disease. Fairfax County, the locality with the highest number of people who have tested positive, now has 2,889 cases.
SATURDAY, APRIL 25: Virginia saw an increase of 733 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the largest one-day rise since the pandemic began. As of Saturday, April 25, there are a total of 11,902 confirmed coronavirus cases in the commonwealth, not including 464 probable cases, according to the Virginia Department of Health.
There have been 436 deaths from COVID-19 in Virginia and 1,935 Virginians are hospitalized with the disease.
The record day for new cases comes two days after the University of Washington’s model predicted Virginia’s first wave of cases would have already peaked and start trending downward. Another model, from the University of Virginia Biocomplexity Institute, forecasts that if Virginia lifts Gov. Ralph Northam’s stay-at-home order as scheduled on June 10, cases will begin surging upward in July and peak in August. Northam held a news conference Friday in which he discussed the first phase for his “Forward Virginia” blueprint for gradually reopening Virginia businesses with restrictions in place.
Fairfax County has 2,745 cases, the most of any locality statewide. In other Northern Virginia localities, there are 1,184 reported cases in Prince William County, 764 in Arlington County, 564 in Loudoun County, 575 in Alexandria and 198 in Stafford County. In Central Virginia, there are 764 reported cases in Henrico County, 440 in Chesterfield County, 287 in Richmond and 103 in Hanover County. In Hampton Roads, there are 335 reported cases in Virginia Beach, 200 cases in Chesapeake, 151 in James City County, 169 in Norfolk, 109 in Newport News, 101 in Hampton, 141 in Suffolk and 103 in Portsmouth. In the Shenandoah Valley, Harrisonburg has 370 cases and Rockingham County has 184 cases.
Forty-nine of the state’s COVID-19 deaths have occurred at Canterbury Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, a nursing home in Henrico County.
Statewide, 72,178 people have been tested for the coronavirus and there have been 188 outbreaks statewide, with 104 of those occurring in long-term care facilities and nursing homes, accounting for 1,095 cases and 86 deaths.
Globally, there are 2.82 million confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 197,871 deaths worldwide. The United States, which has the reported the most COVID-19 cases and deaths, had 905,333 confirmed cases as of April 24, and 51,949 deaths across the nation. Nearly 16,650 of those deaths have occurred in New York City.
Below is the latest data from VDH: