The Virginia Department of Health reports 109 deaths statewide from COVID-19, an increase of 34 in one day. That is by far the single largest one-day jump since the virus first arrived in the commonwealth. At least 35 of those 109 deaths are at Canterbury Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, a skilled nursing facility in Henrico County outside Richmond. Based upon the statewide figures, the Virginia COVID-19 mortality rate is about 2.7%.
State health officials say the sometimes lengthy delays in test results mean Virginia is likely to have many more COVID-19 infections than the actual number reported each day; that could have a bearing on the state’s actual mortality rate.
This comes as unemployment claims in Virginia set a third straight weekly record, totaling close t0 150,000.