WATCH: Gov. Ralph Northam delivers April 15 coronavirus update, extends closure of non-essential businesses

RICHMOND, Va. – Gov. Ralph Northam is scheduled to speak to Virginians on the government’s response to the coronavirus on Wednesday afternoon.

During his 2 p.m. update, Northam extended the closure of non-essential businesses, like hair salons, until May 8.

There are currently 6,500 confirmed coronavirus cases in Virginia, according to the Virginia Department of Health. Across the state, 195 people have died.

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