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23 new coronavirus cases in Virginia, now 124 total cases

One confirmed case in the Southwest Virginia region

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Coronavirus (WSLS 10)

RICHMOND, Va. – There are now 124 “presumptively positive” cases of the coronavirus in Virginia as of March 20, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

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Another 35 tests are being processed, according to the Virginia Department of Health’s Dr. Norm Oliver.

Friday’s 114 cases announced by the Virginia Department of Health do not include three additional cases in the Charlottesville area, the two new cases in the Harrisonburg-Rockingham area, a Mecklenburg County man in his 50s, a Lexington woman in her 60s, a Franklin County woman in her 60s and an Amherst County man in his 30s, all nine confirmed by health districts. Also not included in the 114 is the Botetourt County elderly woman in serious condition being treated at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

Friday’s 124 cases mark an increase from 101 on Thursday, 77 cases on Wednesday and 67 on Tuesday and 52 on Monday.

Here’s a breakdown of Virginia’s 23 new cases:

The reason the list above contains 25, not 23 cases is because in Friday’s noon update a case in Alexandria and a case in Chesterfield County were no longer reported in those localities.

Lorrie Andrew-Spear with the Virginia Department of Health told 10 News that, “Numbers on the website are preliminary, and this change was due to inaccurate residency information that was later corrected, which decreased the numbers in those districts.”

However, when we asked for clarification shortly before 4 p.m. Friday about which localities those two cases are now being counted in, we received no response.

As of Friday, 2,325 have been tested in Virginia, an increase from 1,923 people on Thursday, 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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