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Virginia sees 798 new coronavirus cases, now reporting 95,049 statewide

There are now 2,274 deaths from the coronavirus in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. – There are now 95,049 cases of the coronavirus in Virginia as of August 5.

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

Wednesday’s total of 95,049 marks an increase from Tuesday’s total of 94,251 cases.

Here is a breakdown of the 798 new cases in Virginia:

  • 68 new cases in Norfolk
  • 54 new cases in Virginia Beach
  • 50 new cases in Prince William County
  • 32 new cases in Fairfax County and Portsmouth
  • 29 new cases in Chesterfield County
  • 28 new cases in Prince Edward County
  • 26 new cases in Hampton and Suffolk
  • 25 new cases in Chesapeake
  • 24 new cases in Henrico County, Loudoun County and Arlington County
  • 19 new cases in Richmond and Arlington
  • 18 new cases in Mecklenburg County
  • 17 new cases in Newport News and Lynchburg
  • 16 new cases in Russell County
  • 15 new cases in Spotsylvania County
  • 10 new cases in Petersburg and Bedford County
  • 9 new cases in Fredericksburg
  • 7 new cases in Danville, Wise County, Henry County and Washington County
  • 6 new cases in Stafford County, Hanover County, Campbell County, Amherst County, Manassas, Martinsville and Orange County
  • 5 new cases in Alexandria, Franklin, York County and Prince George County
  • 4 new cases in Roanoke County, Harrisonburg, Fauquier County, Dickenson County, Bristol and Salem
  • 3 new cases in Pittsylvania County, Montgomery County, Brunswick County, Lee County, Smyth County, Powhatan County, Accomack County, Appomattox County, Page County, Surry County, Middlesex County and Manassas Park
  • 2 new cases in Isle of Wight County, Culpeper County, Halifax County, Williamsburg, Southampton County, Westmoreland County, Augusta County, Madison County, Winchester and Buena Vista
  • 1 new case in Albemarle County, James City County, Greene County, Rockingham County, Frederick County, Galax, Scott County, Essex County, Botetourt County, Grayson County, Tazewell County, Wythe County, Carroll County, Poquoson, Sussex County, Shenandoah County, Colonial Heights, Staunton, Fluvanna County, Louisa County, Pulaski County, Patrick County, Nottoway County, Buckingham County, Caroline County, Norton, Goochland County, Amelia County, Warren County, King William County, Bland County, Rappahannock County, Alleghany County, Radford, Charlotte County and Falls Church

[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 1,283,136 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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