Virginia COVID-19 Nov. 1 Update: State metrics continue downtrend, positivity rate at 5.5% – WAVY.com Leave a comment

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — The Virginia Department of Health is reporting 834 new cases Monday. The percent positivity rate in the commonwealth is at 5.5%.
As of Monday morning, Nov. 1, Virginia has an overall number of 927,999 coronavirus cases since the start of the outbreak. Of the overall cases reported, 689,244 have been confirmed by testing. 238,775 are probable cases, in which a patient who shows symptoms is diagnosed without testing.
The Virginia Department of Health does not report COVID-19 metrics on the weekend. On Saturday, state health officials saw 1,408 new cases. On Sunday, there were 986 new cases.
According to the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association, there are currently 934 people in Virginia hospitalized due to COVID-19. So far, the virus has taken the lives of 13,984 people in the state.
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For additional information on COVID-19 metrics in the commonwealth, go to the Virginia Department of Health website.
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RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) — As we’ve reported, some COVID-19 patients experience symptoms of months after their diagnosis, including a loss of taste and smell. A team of researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond is working to learn more about why these changes happen and how long they typically impact people.
Researchers are hoping people in the Hampton Roads area will participate in their survey, so can they continue to learn more.
HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Police say a juvenile was injured following a shooting in Hampton Monday afternoon.
According to Hampton Police, they got the call for the shooting around 5:15 p.m. Monday in the first block of Derby Drive.
CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — Police were on scene in a Chesapeake neighborhood Monday evening attempting to negotiate with a juvenile accused in an armed robbery.
A police department spokesperson said that the high school-aged juvenile male was believed to be hiding in a residence near where the robbery happened, which was at a park off Holly Cove Drive.

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