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WATCH: Gov. Ralph Northam to give April 1 coronavirus update

RICHMOND, Va. – Gov. Ralph Northam addressed Virginians on Wednesday during his tri-weekly update.

Northam started his update by reminding Virginians to stay home.

On Monday, the governor issued a stay-at-home order during his news conference.

“I want Virginians to be realistic in their expectations,” Northam said, explaining why the stay-at-home order will end on June 10.

Virginia’s cases are expected to surge at sometime between late-April and late-May, according to Northam.

Virginia has received a third shipment of personal protective equipment (PPE) from the national stockpile, including face shields, gowns and masks; however, the governor said the state still needs more.

Northam briefly discussed the U.S. Census, as Wednesday is Census Day. He encouraged all Virginians to complete Census, whether by mail, phone or online.

There are currently 1,488 confirmed coronavirus cases in Virginia. Across the state, 34 people have died.

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


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