Virus cases at 18

Published 9:40 am Wednesday, June 10, 2020

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Coronavirus cases in Lunenburg County continue to steadily increase. As of Tuesday, June 9, the number had grown to 18 from 15 last week.

The county is not unique in the number of cases increasing. As the state continues to ease restrictions on gatherings and economic activity, case numbers are expected to increase somewhat. A greater availability of testing for the virus has also been the cause of some increases around the state.

On Tuesday, June 2, Buckingham County was listed by the Virginia Department of Health as having experienced a total of 465 cases of the novel coronavirus. That number had risen to 484 by June 9.

The Immigration Centers of America (ICE) Detention Center in Farmville had risen to three total cases of the coronavirus in its inmate population as of Tuesday.

Cumberland County coronavirus cases increased from 38 cases June 2 to 45 as of June 9. Prince Edward County increased from 138 cases to 151. Charlotte County jumped from 25 to 29 cases the same week.

As of Tuesday, Virginia had seen 51,738 total VDH reported coronavirus cases and 1,496 COVID-19 related deaths.

According to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association, 1,169 patients who had tested positive for the coronavirus or were awaiting test results were actively being hospitalized Tuesday, with 311 of those patients in the ICU. The state had 155 of its 2,989 ventilators in use. 6,677 COVID-19 patients in Virginia have recovered and been discharged.