Virginia sees 859 new coronavirus cases, now reporting 28,672 statewide

There are now more than 977 deaths from the coronavirus in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. – There are now 28,672 cases of the coronavirus in Virginia as of May 15.

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

Friday’s total of 28,672 cases marks an increase from 27,813 on Thursday, 26,746 on Wednesday 25,800 on Tuesday, 25,070 on Monday 24,081 on Sunday and Saturday’s total of 23,196.

Here’s a breakdown of Virginia’s 859 new cases:

  • 208 new cases in Fairfax County
  • 70 new cases in Prince William County
  • 55 new cases in Accomack County
  • 54 new cases in Richmond
  • 47 new cases in Alexandria
  • 37 new cases in Chesterfield County
  • 35 new cases each in Loudoun and Arlington counties
  • 34 new cases in Sufolk
  • 24 new cases in Henrico County
  • 18 new cases each in Buckingham County and Manassas
  • 17 new cases in Chesapeake
  • 16 new cases in Stafford County
  • 14 new cases each in Culpeper and Sussex counties
  • 11 new cases each in Norfolk and Staunton
  • 10 new cases in Hanover County
  • 9 new cases each in Spotsylvania and Northampton counties
  • 7 new cases each in Shenandoah and Rockingham counties, as well as Virginia Beach
  • 6 new cases each in Manassas Park and Mecklenburg County
  • 5 new cases each in Harrisonburg and Newport News, as well as Fauquier and James City counties
  • 4 new cases each in Winchester, as well as Frederick, Augusta and Warren counties
  • 3 new cases each in Charlottesville, as well as Albemarle and Dinwiddie counties
  • 2 new cases each in Fredericksburg, Portsmouth and Hampton, as well as Page, Carroll , Henry and Nottoway counties
  • 1 new case each in Galax, Colonial Heights, Fairfax, Falls Church, Hopewell, Petersburg, Waynesboro and Franklin, as well as Essex, Amherst, Grayson, Orange, York, Greensville, Prince George, Southampton, Caroline, King George, Isle of Wight, Rappahannock, Charles City, Appomattox, Lunenburg, Clarke, King William and Pittsylvania counties

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

As of Friday, the Virginia Dept. of Health reports there have been 176,681 testing encounters.

The term “testing encounters” 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.

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