WATCH: Gov. Ralph Northam delivers April 20 coronavirus update

RICHMOND, Va. – Gov. Ralph Northam spoke to Virginians about the government’s response to the coronavirus on Monday afternoon.

Monday marks the first time Virginia has seen three consecutive days of fewer new coronavirus cases.

On Wednesday, Northam extended the closure of non-essential businesses, like hair salons, two weeks until May 8.

There are currently 8,990 confirmed coronavirus cases in Virginia, according to the Virginia Department of Health. Across the state, 300 people have died.

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

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