Over 3,400 new COVID-19 cases reported as delta variant continues to surge, VDH reinstates outbreak dashboard


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The Virginia Department of Health reported the largest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases since February – more than 3,400.

There were 22 new virus-related deaths. At this time, close to 1,500 are in Virginia hospitals.

The VDH has also just reinstated its dashboard to monitor COVID-19 outbreaks because of what they say is the rapid transmission of the delta variant across the state.

VDH says the surge in new cases has increased cases and outbreaks in congregate and communal settings.

The data available on the outbreak dashboard includes all outbreaks reported to VDH since Aug. 1. The Dept. of Health says the numbers are the most relevant in implementing mitigation strategies and informing the public about what’s happening.

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