Northampton County reported one additional COVID-19 case in Thursday’s update from the Virginia Department of Health. All other COVID-19 metrics were unmoved for the Eastern Shore.

The VDH reported 1,495 new confirmed test positives with 349 probable cases, but confirmed this number included several backlogged cases. A disclaimer at the top of their website reads: “The case count reported on Thursday, October 8, includes 689 cases that should have been reported on Wednesday, October 7, but were not because of a surveillance system reporting issue.  A reminder: cases are not reported on the day the patient became ill, but on the day they have been classified as meeting the case definition for COVID-19.”

The Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association reports current confirmed COVID-19 hospitalizations fell by 18 to 623 statewide.

Nine new confirmed COVID-19 deaths were reported statewide, with 16 additional probable deaths.

The Virginia Department of Health processed 18,891 tests in Thursday’s report.

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