RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — Since Thursday, Virginia health officials reported 62,957 new COVID-19 and 29 new virus-related deaths, which brings the Commonwealth’s total coronavirus count up to 1,397,155 cases and 15,814 deaths as of Monday.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 1,000,259 cases and 13,204 deaths are related to the virus as of Monday, Jan. 17. However, 396,896 cases and 2,610 deaths are still reported as “probable,” which means they are believed to be related to the virus.

Here are Virginia’s 10 biggest case spikes of the entire pandemic, according to VDH’s latest COVID-19 data:

  1. 26,175 new cases on Jan. 8, 2022
  2. 19,836 new cases on Jan. 12, 2022
  3. 19,506 new cases on Jan. 2, 2022
  4. 18,942 new cases on Jan. 13, 2022
  5. 18,309 new cases on Jan. 7, 2022
  6. 18,054 new cases on Jan. 16, 2022
  7. 17,618 new cases on Dec. 31, 2021
  8. 17,219 new cases on Jan. 14, 2022
  9. 16,842 new cases on Jan. 15, 2022
  10. 16,681 new cases on Jan. 11, 2022
Health officials reported 62,957 new COVID-19 cases, 739 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 29 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth between Jan. 13, 2022 and Jan. 17, 2022. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

Meanwhile, the department says the seven-day testing positivity rate for all types of COVID-19 tests has decreased from 32.4 percent to 30.8 percent over the past 96 hours.

According to VDH’s Monday update, more than 174,000 cases have been reported from localities in southwest and central Virginia.

Health officials say they have received 46,337 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Monday, which is 739 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Thursday, Jan. 13.