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.
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
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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