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Virginia sees 772 new coronavirus cases, now reporting 22,342 statewide

VDH now reporting 812 coronavirus-related deaths

RICHMOND, Va. – There are now 22,342 cases of the coronavirus in Virginia as of May 8.

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

Friday’s total of 22,342 cases marks an increase from 21,570 on Thursday, 20,985 on Wednesday, 20,256 on Tuesday, 19,492 on Monday 18,671 on Sunday, 17,731 on Saturday.

Here is a breakdown of the 772 new coronavirus cases in Virginia:

  • 293 new cases in Fairfax County
  • 76 new cases in Prince William County
  • 50 new cases in Alexandria
  • 34 new cases in Chesterfield County
  • 33 new cases in Arlington County
  • 27 new cases in Loudoun County
  • 23 new cases in Manassas City and Shenandoah County
  • 22 new cases in Culpeper County and Harrisonburg
  • 21 new cases in Richmond
  • 15 new cases in Virginia Beach
  • 10 new cases in Stafford County and Rockingham County
  • 8 new cases in Manassas Park
  • 7 new cases in Henrico County and Newport News
  • 5 new cases in Chesapeake
  • 4 new cases in Norfolk, Fauquier County, Albemarle County, Fairfax City and York County
  • 3 new cases in Spotsylvania County, Fredericksburg, Roanoke City, Warren County, Frederick County and James City County
  • 2 new cases in Mecklenburg County, Westmoreland County, Isle of Wight County and Roanoke County
  • 1 new cases in Portsmouth, Carroll County, Charlottesville City, Page County, Colonial Heights, Suffolk, Hanover County, Caroline County, Galax, Franklin County and Powhatan County

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

As of Friday, the Virginia Dept. of Health reports that 143,220 total people have been tested.

Total people tested includes individuals who have been tested more than once due to their profession, high-risk status or need for a negative result to return to work. The health department started using this metric on May 1. To learn more, click here.

About the Author:

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