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Virginia sees 996 new coronavirus cases, now reporting 44,607 statewide

There are now 1,375 deaths from the coronavirus in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. – There are now 44,607 cases of the coronavirus in Virginia as of May 31.

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

Sunday’s total of 44,607 marks an increase from Saturday’s total of 43,611 cases, Friday’s total of 42,533, Thursday’s total of 41,401, Wednesday’s total of 40,249, Tuesday’s total of 39,342, and Monday’s total of 37,727.

[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 340,856 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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