Virginia COVID-19 cases approach 13,800
Global cases top 3 million
As global coronavirus cases surpassed the 3 million mark Tuesday, the Virginia Department of Health reported 13,794 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the commonwealth, an increase of 736 cases.
The largest 24-hour increase since the pandemic began, it breaks a previous record set three days earlier on April 25. The 13,794 cases do not include an additional 545 probable cases.
Across Virginia, there have been 203 outbreaks, referring to incidences of multiple cases occurring in one location. Long-term care facilities have experienced 114 outbreaks, accounting for 1,357 cases and 107 deaths from the disease. Nearly 83,000 people have been tested in Virginia and Gov. Ralph Northam noted on Monday that the state has almost doubled its testing capacity to about 4,000 tests per day.
These are the 10 localities with the most cases in the commonwealth:
- Fairfax County: 3,278
- Prince William County: 1,445
- Arlington County: 865
- Henrico County: 835
- Loudoun County: 688
- Alexandria: 653
- Chesterfield County: 488
- Harrisonburg: 406
- Virginia Beach: 359
- Richmond: 312
Worldwide, there are 3.06 million confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 212,056 deaths. The United States, which has the reported the most COVID-19 cases and deaths, had 988,469 confirmed cases as of April 28, and 56,253 deaths across the nation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.
Below is the latest data from VDH: