24 new coronavirus cases in Virginia, now 101 total cases

Now 1 confirmed cases in the Southwest Virginia region

RICHMOND, Va. – There are now 101 “presumptively positive” cases of the coronavirus in Virginia as of March 19.

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Thursday’s 101 cases mark an increase from 77 cases on Wednesday and 67 on Tuesday and 52 on Monday.

The Virginia Department of Health’s noon update on Thursday only shows 94 cases.

That update doesn’t include the pediatric case in Gloucester County or three additional cases in the Charlottesville area, both confirmed by health districts. Also not included in the 94 count is the elderly patient in serious condition being treated at Carilion Clinic or the two new cases in the Harrisonburg-Rockingham area.

Here’s a breakdown of the 24 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19:

  • Seven new cases in Prince William County
  • Three new cases in Arlington County
  • Three new cases in Charlottesville
  • Two new cases in Alexandria
  • Two new cases in Fairfax County
  • One new case in Chesterfield County
  • One new case in Henrico County
  • One new case in James City County
  • A child younger than 10 in Gloucester County, the county’s first confirmed case
  • Two new cases in the Harrisonburg-Rockingham area. JMU officials released a statement Thursday night that a student in their community tested positive for COVID-19. It’s not clear at this time if the JMU student is included in these two cases in the Harrisonburg-Rockingham area.

As of Thursday, 1,923 people have been tested in Virginia, an increase from 1,278 people on Wednesday, 1,028 people on Tuesday and 489 on Monday, March 16.

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

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