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Sept 15: Colleges are still where the action is.

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Daily Status, Sept. 15Reminder:  any sections that are unchanged since yesterday are grayed out.
Note:  the number of deaths in VA jumped significantly, about 3% yesterday.  VDH reports they are clearing a backlog in such reports. Situational Awareness
Across the commonwealth of Virginia, there were 943 reported new cases of COVID-19.  The number lower than the recent trends; but in line with weekend numbers standard deviations below the mean.     Overall, cases are essentially flat (-0.3%) for the last three weeks. It is worth noting that, over over that time, 17% of the positives have been from colleges; today,  colleges account for 14% cases are.  Without the college cases, the numbers be decreasing slowly.  Regionally, all districts showing negative growth. The testing numbers across the state remain ok, but not great, at around 5.5% positive which is approaching the desired 5.
We continue to see enhanced cases across age groups in in the vicinity of Va Tech & Radford (New River H…