VDH strives to provide accurate and timely data to the public while performing ongoing and comprehensive data quality assurance. Recent updates on reporting COVID-19 death data are presented here:
- The increase in deaths reported from February-March 2021 was due to processing of 2021 death certificates after the post-holiday surge of COVID-19 cases. To view COVID-19 deaths by date of death, go to the Cases dashboard.
- In the process of conducting quality assurance, 99 deaths (<1%) were identified as not being COVID-19 related according to the Virginia Case Definition for COVID-19 Associated Mortality and were reclassified on March 19, resulting in a net decrease of deaths (more COVID-19 deaths were removed than added).