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Virginia sees 799 new coronavirus cases, now reporting 35,749 statewide

There are now 1,159 deaths from the coronavirus in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. – There are now 35,749 cases of the coronavirus in Virginia as of May 23.

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

Saturday’s total of 35,749 cases marks an increase from Friday’s total of 34,950, Thursday’s total of 34,137, Wednesday’s total of 32,908, Tuesday’s total of 32,145, Monday’s total of 31,140 and Sunday’s total of 30,388.

Here’s a breakdown of the 799 new coronavirus cases:

  • 211 in Fairfax County
  • 93 in Prince William County
  • 46 in Richmond
  • 45 in Alexandria
  • 41 in Loudon County
  • 36 in Buckingham County
  • 28 in Manassas City
  • 24 in Chesterfield County
  • 19 in Henrico County
  • 17 in Arlington County
  • 14 in Culpeper and Accomack Counties
  • 13 in Stafford County
  • 11 in Frederick County
  • Ten in Sussex County
  • Nine in Page and Spotsylvania Counties
  • Eight in Shenandoah County
  • Seven in Augusta, Hanover and Mecklenburg, and the cities of Galax and Harrisonburg
  • Six in Fredericksburg and Manassas Park
  • Five in Fauquier and Pittsylvania Counties and Suffolk City
  • Four in Albemarle, Carroll, Cumberland, Greene, Henry, and Northampton Counties, and the cities of Newport News, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach
  • Three in Amherst, Richmond and Warren Counties and the cities of Falls Church and Colonial Heights
  • Two in Clarke, Essex, Fluvanna, King George, Northumberland and Russell Counties and the cities of Chesapeake, Norfolk and Winchester
  • One in Amelia, Dinwiddie, Goochland, Grayson, James City, King William, Madison, Middlesex, Powhatan, Prince Edward, Rappahannock, Roanoke, Rockbridge and Wythe and the cities of Danville, Fairfax, Martinsville and Williamsburg
  • Rockingham County is now reporting one fewer case. The Virginia Department of Health has previously told 10 News that, numbers on the website are preliminary, and changes of this nature are due to inaccurate residency information that was later corrected.

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

As of Saturday, the Virginia Dept. of Health reports there have been 258,163 total 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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