Virginia sees 999 new coronavirus cases, now reporting 87,993 statewide

There are now 2,125 deaths from the coronavirus in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. – There are now 87,993 cases of the coronavirus in Virginia as of July 29.

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

Wednesday’s total of 87,993 marks an increase from Tuesday’s total of 86,994 cases.

Here is a breakdown of the 999 new coronavirus cases in Virginia:

  • 123 new cases in Norfolk
  • 120 new cases in Virginia Beach
  • 72 new cases in Chesapeake
  • 61 new cases in Prince William County and Fairfax County
  • 41 new cases in Roanoke
  • 37 new cases in Richmond
  • 33 new cases in Chesterfield County
  • 30 new cases in Newport News and Henrico County
  • 26 new cases in Loudoun County
  • 25 new cases in Hampton
  • 23 new cases in Porstmouth
  • 22 new cases in Lynchburg
  • 17 new cases in Spotsylvania County
  • 15 new cases in Suffolk
  • 14 new cases in Arlington County
  • 13 new cases in Stafford County
  • 11 new cases in Bedford County and Washington County
  • 10 new cases in Alexandria and Campbell County
  • 9 new cases in Roanoke County and Danville
  • 8 new cases in Rockingham County
  • 7 new cases in James City County, Russell County and Amherst County
  • 6 new cases in Mecklenburg County
  • 5 new cases in Manassas Park and Prince Edward County
  • 4 new cases in Pittsylvania County, Botetourt County, Franklin County, Scott County, Appomattox County, Brunswick County, Smyth County, Bristol, Wise County and Isle of Wight County
  • 3 new cases in York County, Lee County, Hanover County, Henry County, Frederick County, Carroll County, Accomack County, Fluvanna County, Tazewell County, Buchanan County, Shenandoah County, Petersburg and Caroline County
  • 2 new cases in Charlottesville, Manassas, Halifax County, Dinwiddie County, Grayson County, Harrisonburg, Culpeper County, Fredericksburg, Fauquier County, Staunton, Orange County, Dickenson County, Powhatan County, Floyd County, Fairfax City and Clarke County
  • 1 new case in Prince George County, Albemarle County, Galax, Wythe County, Rockbridge County, Franklin City, Pulaski County, Montgomery County, Sussex County, Hopewell, Augusta County, King William County, Goochland County, Emporia, Covington, Waynesboro, New Kent County, Madison County, Lunenburg County, Martinsville, Charles City County, Falls Church and Greensville County
  • Richmond County, Alleghany County and Northampton County all decreased by one case

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

As of Wednesday, the Virginia Dept. of Health reports there have been 1,175,814 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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