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WATCH: Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam gives June 16 coronavirus update, joined by Pharrell Williams

The governor began speaking at about 2:15 p.m.

Gov. Ralph Northam giving the coronavirus update on June 16, 2020
Gov. Ralph Northam giving the coronavirus update on June 16, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. – Gov. Ralph Northam gave an update on the state’s response to the coronavirus on Tuesday afternoon.

Also on Tuesday, the governor, joined by Grammy-winning musician and Virginia native, Pharrell Williams, announced his plan to make Juneteenth a state holiday in Virginia.

As of Tuesday, there are 55,331 coronavirus cases in Virginia, according to the Virginia Department of Health. Across the state, 1,570 people have died.

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

The governor is now only be giving coronavirus updates on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


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