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Virginia sees 153 new coronavirus cases, now reporting 901 statewide

25 deaths reported across Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. – UPDATE: There are now 901 “presumptively positive” cases of the coronavirus in Virginia as of March 29.

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

Sunday’s 901 cases mark an increase from 748 on Saturday, 614 on Friday, 465 on Thursday, 398 on Wednesday, 304 on Tuesday, 259 on Monday, 222 on Sunday, 158 on Saturday, 124 on Friday, 101 cases on Thursday and 67 on Wednesday.

Sunday’s 890 cases reported in the Virginia Department of Health’s coronavirus count do not include:

  • A person in Galax. It’s believed this person contracted the disease through international travel. This person is self-isolating at home. This case was announced on March 27.
  • An Emporia man in his 30s who is self–isolating at home. This case was announced on March 28.
  • A Tazewell County woman in her 30s. It’s believed she was exposed during out-of state travel and she is now self-isolating. This case was announced on March 29.
  • Two people in Petersburg. These cases were announced on March 29.
  • Two people in Prince George County. These cases were announced on March 29.
  • Three people in Hopewell. These cases were announced on March 29.
  • Another person in Emporia. This case was announced on March 29

Five localities are reporting their first cases of the coronavirus on Sunday:

  • Tazewell County
  • Winchester
  • Manassas Park
  • Roanoke
  • Petersburg

Here’s a breakdown of the 153 new cases:

  • 31 new cases in Fairfax County
  • 16 new cases in Prince William County
  • 14 new cases in Virginia Beach
  • Nine new cases in Arlington County
  • Nine new cases in Henrico County
  • Eight new cases in Chesapeake
  • Seven new cases in Loudoun County
  • Five new cases in Alexandria
  • Five new cases in Richmond
  • Five new cases in James City County
  • Four new cases in Franklin County
  • Four new cases Frederick County
  • Four new cases in Norfolk
  • Four new cases in Newport News
  • Three new cases in Hopewell
  • Two new cases in Spotsylvania County
  • Two new cases in Stafford County
  • Two new cases in Tazewell County, the county’s first
  • Two new cases in Prince George County
  • Two new cases in Petersburg, the city’s first
  • One new case in Botetourt County
  • One new case in Chesterfield County
  • One new case in Goochland County
  • One new case in Hanover County
  • One new case in Accomack County
  • One new case in Fairfax City
  • One new case in Shenandoah County
  • One new case in Winchester, the city’s first
  • One new case in Williamsburg
  • One new case in Manassas City
  • One new case in Manassas Park
  • One new case in Roanoke, the city’s first
  • One new case in Albemarle County
  • One new case in Louisa County
  • One new case in Emporia

[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 Sunday at 9 a.m., the Virginia Dept. of Health reports that 10,609 people have been tested.


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