10 new coronavirus cases in Virginia, now 77 total cases

Still 0 cases in the Southwest Virginia Region

RICHMOND, Va. – There are now 77 “presumptively positive” cases of the coronavirus in Virginia as of March 18, according to Virginia Health Commissioner Norman Oliver.

Here’s a breakdown of the 10 new cases:

  • Three in Richmond, which are the city’s first cases
  • Two in Fairfax County
  • One in James City County
  • One in Arlington County
  • One in Chesterfield County
  • One in Stafford County
  • One in Charles City County, the county’s first cases

There are 65 tests being run at the state lab right now, according to Oliver.

Wednesday’s 77 cases marks an increase from 67 on Tuesday and 52 on Monday.

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These cases are “presumptively positive,” meaning they are pending confirmatory testing by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).