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45 new coronavirus cases in Virginia, now 304 total cases

VDH reporting 8 cases in the Southwest Virginia region

297 cases of coronavirus in Virginia
297 cases of coronavirus in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. – There are now 304 “presumptively positive” cases of the coronavirus in Virginia as of March 24.

[Where are Virginia’s coronavirus cases? The latest from the health department]

Tuesday’s 304 cases mark and increase from 259 on Monday, 222 on Sunday, 158 on Saturday, 124 on Friday, 101 cases on Thursday and 67 on Wednesday.

Tuesday’s 290 cases cases reported by the Virginia Department of Health do not include:

Here’s a breakdown of Virginia’s 45 new cases:

  • Five new cases in Prince William County
  • Three new cases in Richmond
  • Three new cases in Fairfax County
  • Three new cases in Henrico County
  • Three new cases in Loudoun County
  • Three new cases in James City County
  • Two new cases in the Lynchburg area
  • Two new cases in Portsmouth
  • Two new cases in Alexandria
  • Two new cases in Arlington County
  • One new case in Halifax County
  • One new case in Mecklenburg County
  • One new case in Charlottesville
  • One new case in Isle of Wight
  • One new case in Norfolk
  • One new case in Newport News
  • One new case in York County
  • One new case in Rockingham County
  • One new case in Chesterfield County
  • One new case in Goochland County
  • A Longwood University student in Prince Edward County who has been self-quarantined since March 18.
  • A Radford University student, a woman in her 20s is self-isolating off-campus. This case was announced on March 24.
  • A person in Nelson County
  • Two people in Albemarle County
  • A person in Louisa County

The reason the list above contains 46, not 45 cases is because in Tuesday’s noon update a case previously reported in Hanover County was no longer reported in that county.

Lorrie Andrew-Spear with the Virginia Department of Health previously 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.”

We’ve reached out to Andrew-Spear to learn where that case is now being counted.

[Interactive map from Johns Hopkins shows how coronavirus is spreading in real-time]

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

As of Monday at noon, the Virginia Dept. of Health reports that 3,697 people have been tested.

The Virginia Department of Health defines Southwest Virginia to include the following counties and cities:

  • Counties: Alleghany, Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Bland, Botetourt, Buchanan, Campbell, Carroll, Craig, Dickenson, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Grayson, Henry, Lee, Montgomery, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Pulaski, Roanoke, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise and Wythe
  • Cities: Bristol, Covington, Danville, Galax, Lynchburg, Martinsville, Norton, Radford, Roanoke and Salem

About the Author:

Jeff Williamson arrived at WSLS 10 in March 2016.