Coronavirus update: Virginia’s positivity rate stays at 7.2%; most infections in 20-29 age group

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Here’s the latest on COVID-19 information for Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020.

The Virginia Department of Health reports the number of people who have contracted COVID-19 increased by 913 since yesterday. There are now 90,801 COVID-19 cases across the state including 87,367 confirmed cases and 3,434 probable cases. The state’s 7-day COVID-19 positivity rate remains at 7.2%.

According to the VDH, there have been 2,215 COVID-19-related deaths in the commonwealth including 2,105 confirmed deaths and 110 deaths probably related to the virus. That’s an increase of 41 deaths since yesterday.

COVID-19 information for Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020
COVID-19 information from VDH for Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020

In Virginia, people in the 20-29 age group have the most COVID-19 infections accounting for 19.3 percent of cases (17,331). People in the 30-39 age group have the second-highest infection rate with 18.6 percent of the cases (16,704). Women are slightly more likely than men to have the virus with 51.4 percent of cases (46,425) across the state.

People in the 20-29 age group have the most COVID-19 infections
People in the 20-29 age group have the most COVID-19 infections

COVID-19 in Central Virginia

  • Charles City County: 50 cases, 5 deaths
  • Chesterfield County: 3,868 cases, 75 deaths
  • City of Colonial Heights: 181 cases, 21 deaths
  • City of Hopewell: 253 cases, 5 death
  • City of Richmond: 2,936 cases, 39 deaths
  • Dinwiddie County: 198 cases, 6 deaths
  • Goochland County: 151 cases, 7 deaths
  • Hanover County: 588 cases, 31 deaths
  • Henrico County: 3,601 cases, 182 deaths
  • New Kent County: 116 cases, 1 death
  • Powhatan County: 122 cases, 4 deaths
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