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Virginia sees 705 new coronavirus cases, now reporting 30,388 statewide

There are now 1,009 deaths from the coronavirus in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. – There are now 30,388 cases of the coronavirus in Virginia as of May 17.

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

Sunday’s total of 30,388 cases marks an increase from Saturday’s total of 29,683, Friday’s 28,672 cases, 27,813 on Thursday, 26,746 on Wednesday 25,800 on Tuesday, and 25,070 on Monday.

Here’s a breakdown of the 705 new cases in Virginia:

  • 257 new cases in Fairfax County
  • 103 new cases in Prince William County
  • 57 new cases in Richmond City
  • 30 new cases in Alexandria City
  • 26 new cases in Loudoun County
  • 20 new cases each in Buckingham County and Manassas City
  • 17 new cases in Chesterfield County
  • 16 new cases each in Henrico County and Arlington County
  • 10 new cases in Culpeper County
  • 9 new cases each in Accomack County, Stafford County and Frederick County
  • 8 new cases in Sussex County
  • 7 new cases in Spotsylvania County
  • 6 new cases each in Page County and Shenandoah County
  • 5 new cases each in Mecklenburg County
  • 4 new cases each in Harrisonburg, Galax, Augusta County, Hanover County
  • 3 new cases each in Manassas Park, Fredericksburg, Fauquier County, Suffolk, Pittsylvania County, Cumberland County, Virginia Beach, and Henry County
  • 2 new cases each in Northampton County, Newport News, Albemarle County, Carroll County, Portsmouth, Greene County, Richmond County, Warren County, Colonial Heights, Amherst County and Orange County
  • 1 new cases each in Falls Church, King George County, Clarke County, Northumberland County, Fluvanna County, Russell County, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Winchester, Essex County, Fairfax City and Grayson County

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

As of Sunday, the Virginia Dept. of Health reports there have been 210,825 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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