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Buckingham moves to 14 cases in Saturday’s virus tracker

The Saturday morning coronavirus tracker statistics from the Virginia Department of Health show an increase of three case in Buckingham County taking the total diagnosed cases in the county from 11 to 14.

Other area county totals remained mostly the same. Prince Edward is listed as having eight cases in this tracker but local officials were informed the county had nine cases in a mid-day report Friday. Charlotte County is shows as still having two cases while the Friday mid-day report showed a rise to five cases. It is unclear why the VDH public tracker is trailing the reports given to local officials.

Deaths in the state have risen to 130 from 121 on Friday. That number includes a resident at a long-term care facility in Prince Edward County who represents the county’s first fatality from the virus.

Virginia currently has 5,077 positively diagnosed cases of the virus. Fairfax Count is the most affected area of the state with 946 cases. The Piedmont Health District represents only 1% of all positively diagnosed cases in the state but 1.5% of all deaths.

Virginia’s peak for the virus is now projected to be somewhere around April 26, according to a model from Washington University. That same model has revised the projected deaths from the virus in Virginia downward from 891 to 830. The United State peak for maximum health resources used is projected to be today.

Statistics from the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association show 426 patients who have the disease across the state are in ICU and 283 patients are on a ventilator. The hospital system still has 5,975 beds available in Virginia.