RICHMOND, Va. (WHSV) — As of Wednesday, May 27, Virginia has had 40,249 total cases of COVID-19, including confirmed lab tests and clinical diagnoses, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

Graphic courtesy: Virginia Department of Health

That’s a rise of 907 cases since Tuesday, alongside 9,883 newly reported tests, which comes out to 9.2% of the newest tests coming back positive – a lower proportion than the current total state average.

The governor and state officials have said all decisions about moving into each phase of reopening, or increasing restrictions in the case of potential spikes, are based on 7-day and 14-day trends in the data – so any one-day spike, like the one we saw Tuesday, can be absorbed into days of lower

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