Latest Virginia virus stats: 2,878 infected, 54 dead

The Commonwealth has tested 24,521 residents and list 497 hospitalized.
(Courtesy of the Virginia Department Health).

Virginia’s COVID-19 confirmed cases reached 2,878 in a report released by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) this morning with 54 dead, 497 hospitalized and 24,521 tested throughout the Old Dominion.

The VDH report lists no confirmations of any infections of the pandemic in Floyd or Patrick Counties while Franklin has 10, Montgomery 7, Roanoke City 11, Roanoke County 5 and Salem 1.

A private message sent in this morning via Facebook said Johns Hopkins University Hospital listed infections in Floyd County but a spokesman for the Medical Center said they use the VDE list and one from the Governor and have no information on any infections in our county. Will keep checking.

In Virginia, Fairfax County leads the Commonwealth with 488 confirmed cases, followed by Henrico County with 207 and Arlington with 203.

A new study by the University of Texas at Austin says that even localities low or even no confirmed infections can still face a danger of infections.

A county like Floyd, with zero infections at this time, can still see a 9 percent chance of infections. Get one infection and that percentage rises to 51 percent.

“I worry that many local officials are waiting until there is clear evidence of local transmission before taking action,” Lauren Ancel Meyers, a professor of biology and statistics at the university, tells The New York Times. “The message is, we should not wait.”

Breaking story. Will add more as information comes in…

 

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  1. In regards to this particular statement….

    “I worry that many local officials are waiting until there is clear evidence of local transmission before taking action,” Lauren Ancel Meyers, a professor of biology and statistics at the university, tells The New York Times. “The message is, we should not wait.”

    I live in Tazewell Virginia and this is the honest to God truth of the matter. I believe I have either already had this virus, or have it, but because testing is backed up here at or local Health Department by 2 weeks, and I am not showing the most concerning if signs I cannot be tested. The Health Department told me that if I ended up nite being able to breath or my lips turned purple, then I could go to my local Emergency Room, other then that I needed to stay at home.
    My kids DSS Worker had been around someone that had recently come back from Italy and was apparently investigated by the Health Department, but because she does not have constant contact with this person she doesn’t know what come of the situation. I do know she had cold looks symptoms that same day and it was on a day that me and my 9yr old daughter got stuck in her vehicle for almost 5hrs round trip and in an office with her for another 7hrs and them my soon and daughter both ended up with fevers, I and my fiance became sick too. We are ok now though, but the thing was it want being took seriously at the time and because it isn’t as bad here as everywhere else testing isn’t as impotentimportantas I believe it should be, neither are these stay-at-home orders or business closings.
    God Bless, Prayers for all, and Thanks!

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