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Charlotte virus cases grow to 30

The Virginia Department of Health’s (VDH) Friday, June 12, data showed a sharp increase in COVID-19 diagnostic testing.

Friday’s testing report included 43,000 tests. 

According to Public Information Officer Robert Parker, two laboratories began electronic reporting to VDH last week, allowing a backlog of negative tests to be included in Friday’s testing report. 

“Positive test results from these labs were hand entered into the system when they were received to support follow-up by public health staff,” Parker said. 

According to Parker one lab had roughly 18,000 results, and the other had around 13,500 results. 

As of Tuesday, June 16, Charlotte County had 30 positively diagnosed coronavirus cases since the beginning of the pandemic, with four resulting hospitalizations and no deaths.

Overall, Virginia has seen 55,331 cases, 5,643 hospitalizations and 1,571 deaths.