Courtesy of Virginia National Guard
Courtesy of Virginia National Guard

Virginia reported Monday its smallest number of new coronavirus cases on any single day since July 9.

The state’s percentage of positive tests also fell to a rate tying the lowest level since the start of the pandemic, InsideNoVa reported.

The Virginia Department of Health reported 627 new cases, bringing the seven-day average down to 938.1, with Northern Virginia disclosing 131 new cases and the region’s seven-day average standing at 223.9, InsideNoVa reported.

Virginia has reported nearly 100,000 test results over the past five days, the highest level since the pandemic started, resulting in the test positivity rate declining. The average rate over the past week fell to 5.7 percent Monday, tying June 27 as the lowest rate since the pandemic started. The commonwealth’s average positivity rate reached its apex at 20.6 percent on April 22.

As of Tuesday, Virginia has roughly 142,000 reported coronavirus cases since the pandemic’s outset, including 3,000 deaths, according to a state-run tracker.

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