Virginia breaks record, reporting 602 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours
Nation also saw record number of virus-related deaths Thursday
Virginia has seen its largest one-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases — 602 more since Thursday, according to the Virginia Department of Health’s update Friday, April 17. The state has 7,491 cases.
The previous one-day record, set on Saturday, was 568.
The health department also reported 231 deaths, 1,221 hospitalizations and 48,997 people tested for the virus Friday.
The U.S. saw a record number of COVID-19-related deaths Thursday, with 4,591 people nationwide reported as dying from the disease in 24 hours. The previous one-day record was set the day before, with 2,569 deaths.
According to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association’s COVID-19 dashboard, 1,308 people with either confirmed positive tests or results pending are currently hospitalized in Virginia; 400 are in ICUs, and 224 are on ventilators. VHHA also reports that 1,110 people who were hospitalized have now been discharged.
This story will be updated.
Below is the latest data from VDH: