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Virginia sees 1,055 new coronavirus cases, now reporting 16,901 statewide

581 people have died after testing positive for the coronavirus

Virginia sees 16,901 coronavirus cases in Virginia
Virginia sees 16,901 coronavirus cases in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. – There are now 16,901 cases of the coronavirus in Virginia as of May 1.

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

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

Friday’s total of 16,901 cases marks an increase from 15,846 on Thursday, 14,961 on Wednesday, 14,339 on Tuesday, 13,535 on Monday, 12,970 on Sunday and 12,366 on Saturday.

Here is a breakdown of the 1,055 new coronavirus cases in Virginia:

  • 286 new cases in Fairfax County
  • 136 new cases in Prince William County
  • 86 new cases in Loudoun County
  • 48 new cases in Alexandria
  • 39 new cases in Accomack County
  • 37 new cases in Arlington County
  • 36 new cases in Buckingham County
  • 30 new cases in Harrisonburg
  • 26 new cases in Chesterfield County
  • 25 new cases in Richmond City
  • 22 new cases in Henrico County
  • 21 new cases in Culpeper County
  • 18 new cases in Northampton County
  • 17 new cases in Fauquier County
  • 14 new cases in Chesapeake and Hanover County
  • 12 new cases in Portsmouth, Spotsylvania County and Shenandoah County
  • 11 new cases in Virginia Beach and Stafford County
  • 10 new cases in Frederick County
  • 9 new cases in Rockingham County
  • 7 new cases in Manassas Park and Roanoke City
  • 6 new cases in Manassas City, Suffolk County and Norfolk
  • 5 new cases in Warren County, Orange County, Caroline County Galax and Lynchburg
  • 4 new cases in Winchester, Page County and Hampton
  • 3 new cases in Mecklenburg County, Franklin City and Bedford County
  • 2 new cases in Williamsburg City, Goochland County, King George County, James City County, Charlottesville City, Westmoreland County, Petersburg, Roanoke County, Newport News, Louisa County, Waynesboro, Fairfax City, Washington County and Prince Edward County
  • 1 new case in Fredericksburg, Augusta County, Lee County Hopewell, Carroll County, Fluvanna County, Prince George County, Essex County, Charlotte County, Lancaster County, Floyd County, Lexington, Rockbridge County, Clarke County, Amherst County, Amelia County, Russell County, Nottoway County, Gloucester County and Powhatan County

[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 Friday, the Virginia Dept. of Health reports that105,648 people have been tested.

About the Author:

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