VIRGINIA — The Virginia Department of Health reported 736 new coronavirus cases Sunday, down more than 200 cases from Saturday. State health officials also reported 15 new deaths of people with COVID-19. As of Sunday, the seven-day average of new coronavirus cases was 805.
The cumulative total number of cases in Virginia is 146,144 and the cumulative total number of coronavirus-related deaths across the state is 3,159. Hospitalizations increased to 10,889, up from 10,863 reported Saturday.
With a 4.8 percent positive average of PCR tests statewide as of Sept. 23, Virginia remained below the 5 percent rate recommended by the World Health Organization for governments to allow further reopening. At the peak of the pandemic, the percent positive figure in Virginia was more than 20 percent.
Virginia topped the 2 million PCR test mark Sunday as 9,785 new tests were reported by the VDH. A total of 2,003,129 PCR tests