The Virginia Department of Health reported 1,202 new cases of the virus on Sunday, raising the state's seven-day average to a new high of 1,288.7, up nearly 30 cases from Saturday's previous high.
In Northern Virginia, exactly 300 new cases were reported Sunday, the sixth straight day with at least 300. The region's seven-day average is now 310.6, the highest since June 11. The region's average peaked at 685 on May 31.
Cases in Southwest Virginia, the biggest source of the state's most recent surge, were down somewhat on Sunday to 373, but the region's seven-day average h...t a new high of 413.3.
The state's seven-day average test positivity rate ticked up again to 5.7%. It was as low as 4.5% on several occasions during a 22-day run under 5% in late September and early October.
The state reported just 1 new death related to COVID-19 on Sunday, which was in Loudoun County.
Statewide Testing: 2.65 million diagnostic tests (2.86 million when including antibody tests)
*Provided by Virginia Department of Health. The health department's COVID-19 data is updated each morning by 10 a.m. and includes reports by local health agencies before 5 p.m. the previous day.
*Provided by Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association
Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association For updated national and international COVID-19 data, visit the Johns Hopkins University coronavirus dashboard.
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