Virginia sees 996 new coronavirus cases, now reporting 79,371 statewide

There are now 2,048 deaths from the coronavirus in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. – There are now 79,371 cases of the coronavirus in Virginia as of July 21.

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

Tuesday’s total of 79,371 marks an increase from Monday’s total of 78,375 cases.

Here is a breakdown of the 996 new coronavirus cases in Virginia:

  • 115 new cases in Norfolk
  • 109 new cases in Virginia Beach
  • 66 new cases in Chesterfield County
  • 60 new cases in Fairfax County
  • 50 new cases in Prince William County
  • 39 new cases in Henrico County
  • 37 new cases in Portsmouth
  • 35 new cases in Richmond
  • 32 new cases in Chesapeake
  • 31 new cases in Newport News
  • 28 new cases in Hampton
  • 25 new cases in Loudoun County
  • 23 new cases in Suffolk and Alexandria
  • 19 new cases in Lynchburg
  • 17 new cases in Henry County
  • 14 new cases in Spotsylvania County and Hanover County
  • 13 new cases in Arlington County
  • 12 new cases in Stafford County
  • 11 new cases in Martinsville
  • 10 new cases in Albemarle County, Gloucester County and Bedford County
  • 9 new cases in Culpeper County and Lee County
  • 8 new cases in York County and Franklin County
  • 7 new cases in Waynesboro
  • 6 new cases in Roanoke, Fauquier County, Isle of Wight County, Charlottesville and Orange County
  • 5 new cases in Scott County and Fluvanna County
  • 4 new cases in James City County, Brunswick County, New Kent County, Campbell County, Fredericksburg, Manassas Park, Shenandoah County, Accomack County, Greene County, Caroline County and Rockingham County
  • 3 new cases in Tazewell County, Halifax County, Hopewell, Grayson County, Surry County, Buckingham County, Franklin, King William County and Colonial Heights
  • 2 new cases in Washington County, Prince George County, Roanoke County, Bristol, Williamsburg, Goochland County, Powhatan County, Buena Vista, Northampton County, Charles City County and Nottoway County
  • 1 new case in Petersburg, Manassas, Carroll County, Mecklenburg County, Wythe County, Winchester, Amherst County, Harrisonburg, Sussex County, Galax, Dinwiddie County, Poquoson, Russell County, Staunton, Emporia, Greensville County, Richmond County, Nelson County, Prince Edward County, Charlotte County and Lunenburg County
  • Mathews County and Falls Church have decreased by one case
  • Augusta County has decreased by two cases

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

As of Tuesday, the Virginia Dept. of Health reports there have been 1,031,976 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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