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WATCH: Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam addresses coronavirus vaccine rollout in Wednesday update

Governor spoke at 2 p.m.

Gov. Ralph Northam is scheduled to give an update on coronavirus in the commonwealth at 2 p.m.
Gov. Ralph Northam is scheduled to give an update on coronavirus in the commonwealth at 2 p.m.

RICHMOND, Va. – Gov. Ralph Northam gave an update on coronavirus in the commonwealth on Wednesday.

[Where are Virginia’s coronavirus cases? The health department’s interactive map]

As of Wednesday, Virginia is reporting 488,553 cases of the coronavirus across the commonwealth since March.

During his update, Northam announced that Executive Order 72, which went into effect on Dec. 14, 2020, will now remain in effect through the end of February.

He also talked about plans to get more shots in the arms of Virginians.

Wednesday’s news conference was his 14th briefing regarding COVID-19 since he ended his bi-weekly conferences back in June.

Prior to Wednesday, Northam gave his last update on Jan. 14 regarding Virginia’s vaccination plan.


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