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WATCH: Gov. Northam gives a Virginia coronavirus update

As of Tuesday, there are 0 cases in Southwest Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. – Gov. Ralph Northam addressed Virginians on Tuesday morning, giving a coronavirus update.

There are now 67 “presumptively positive” cases of the coronavirus in Virginia as of March 16, according to Gov. Ralph Northam.

That is an increase from 52 on Monday. None of these cases are in Southwest Virginia.

[Where are Virginia’s coronavirus cases? The latest from the health department]

Gov. Northam also announced a ban in Virginia on gatherings more than 10 people.

Northam said he’s working with Attorney General Mark Herring about how to enforce this rule, but did say “I’m more about carrots than sticks,” when asked about enforcing the rule.

[Interactive map from Johns Hopkins shows how coronavirus is spreading in real-time]


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