VDH routinely performs ongoing and comprehensive quality assurance of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths reported on its COVID-19 data dashboards. Negative numbers in case counts for a locality may be observed as quality assurance steps are completed. More information on these quality assurance steps is available here.
COVID-19 Cases & Testing Dashboards
COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboards
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:
- On September 8, 2021, a facility in the Central Virginia Health District incorrectly reported approximately 700 positive cases of COVID-19. This led to a decrease in the number of cases on this page in localities in and around the Central Virginia Health District.For more information, please visit: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/news/2020-regional-news-releases/corrections-made-to-vdh-data-portal-numbers-for-central-virginia-health-district/
- 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).