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Virginia sees 604 new coronavirus cases, now reporting 12,970 statewide

448 people have died after testing positive for the coronavirus

Virginia sees 11,594 total coronavirus cases
Virginia sees 11,594 total coronavirus cases

RICHMOND, Va. – There are now 12,970 cases of the coronavirus in Virginia as of April 26. The latest data reports 2,014 people have been hospitalized.

The hospitalization numbers are cumulative — they represent the total number of people hospitalized due to the disease throughout the outbreak and not the total number currently in the hospital. For current hospitalization stats, the VHHA offers more helpful data.

Starting April 21, VDH began counting probable cases in addition to coronavirus cases confirmed by testing.

Here is a breakdown of the 604 new cases across Virginia:

  • 144 new cases in Fairfax County
  • 81 new cases in Prince William County
  • 41 new cases in Accomack County
  • 40 new cases in Southhampton county
  • 32 new cases in Loudoun
  • 28 new cases in Henrico County
  • 26 new cases in Arlington County
  • 17 new Chesterfield County
  • 16 new cases Alexandria City
  • 15 new cases in Stafford County
  • 14 new cases in Richmond City
  • 10 new cases in Virginia Beach, Richmond County and Norfolk
  • 9 new cases in Mecklenburg County
  • 8 new cases in Chesapeake and Culpeper County
  • 7 new cases in Fauquier County
  • 6 new cases in Suffolk and Spotsylvania County
  • 5 new cases in Appomattox County and Portsmouth
  • 4 new cases in Washington, Prince Edward, Northampton County and Manassas City
  • 3 new cases in Galax, Hampton, Albemarle and Wesmoreland County
  • 2 new cases in Dinwiddie, Isle of Wight, Essex, James City, King George, Hanover, Shenandoah and Page County, Lynchburg, Colonial Heights, Newport News
  • 1 new cases reported in Scott County, Salem, Campbell County, Charles City County, Halifax, Manassas Park, Goochland County, Henry County, Danville, Louisa County, Hopewell, Orange County, Buckingham County, Charlottesville City, Warren County and Harrisonburg City

As of Sunday morning, only 5 counties/cities remain in Virginia without a case:

  • Bland County
  • Grayson County
  • Martinsville
  • Bath County
  • Dickenson County

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

Sunday’s total of 12,970 marks an increase of 604 from Saturday’s total of 12,366, 11,594 on Friday, 10,998 on Thursday, 10,266 on Wednesday, 9,630 on Tuesday, 8,990 on Monday, 8,537 on Sunday, 8,053 last Saturday and 7,491 last Friday.

[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, the Virginia Dept. of Health reports that 76,118 people have been tested.

About the Authors:

Samantha Smith joined WSLS 10’s award-winning digital team as a digital content producer in July 2018.

Watch Rachel weekdays from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. on Virginia Today.