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Virginia sees 2,015 new coronavirus cases, now reporting 97,882 statewide

There are now 2,317 deaths from the coronavirus in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. – There are now 97,882 cases of the coronavirus in Virginia as of August 7.

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

According to the Virginia Dept. of Health, the sharp increase of cases reported Friday was due to a technical error. The cases should have been included with Wednesday and Thursday’s data.

Friday’s total of 97,882 marks an increase from Thursday’s total of 95,867 cases.

Here is a breakdown of the 2,015 new cases in Virginia:

  • 177 new cases in Prince William County
  • 154 new cases in Fairfax County
  • 133 new cases in Norfolk
  • 123 new cases in Virginia Beach
  • 69 new cases in Henrico County
  • 67 new cases in Chesapeake and Chesterfield County
  • 52 new cases in Newport News
  • 50 new cases in Portsmouth
  • 47 new cases in Suffolk
  • 46 new cases in Loudoun County
  • 45 new cases in Richmond
  • 42 new cases in Hampton
  • 39 new cases in Lynchburg
  • 34 new cases in Stafford County
  • 30 new cases in Alexandria and Henry County
  • 28 new cases in Spotsylvania County
  • 27 new cases in Roanoke
  • 26 new cases in Pittsylvania County
  • 25 new cases in Mecklenburg County
  • 24 new cases in Arlington County, Danville and Roanoke County
  • 22 new cases in Hanover County
  • 21 new cases in James City County
  • 20 new cases in Prince George County
  • 19 new cases in Albermarle County and Scott County
  • 17 new cases in York County and Amherst County
  • 16 new cases in Franklin
  • 15 new cases in Charlottesville
  • 14 new cases in Bedford County, Campbell County and Fauquier County
  • 13 new cases in Petersburg
  • 12 new cases in Carroll County, Martinsville, King George County and Radford
  • 11 new cases in Greensville County, Culpeper County and Manassas
  • 10 new cases in Russell County, Brunswick Cunty, Essex County, Botetourt County, Smythe County and Tazewell County
  • 8 new cases in Isle of Wight County, Fredericksburg, Rockingham County, Prince Edward County, Floyd County, Southampton County, Washington County and Patrick County
  • 7 new cases in Wise County, Halifax County, Sussex County and Louisa County
  • 6 new cases in Galax, Powhatan County, Colonial Heights, Appomattox County and Caroline County
  • 5 new cases in Montgomery County, Harrisonburg, Frederick County, Lee County, Hopwell, Bristol, Westmoreland County, Fluvanna County, Franklin County and Gloucester County
  • 4 new cases in Wythe County, Salem, Orange County, Staunton, Buchanan County and King William County
  • 3 new cases in Grayson County, Augusta County, Fairfax County, Surry County, Cumberland County Nottoway County, Buckingham County, Nelson County, Winchester, Norton, Lancaster County and Alleghany County
  • 2 new cases in Williamsburg, Poquoson, New Kent County, Emporia, Accomack County, Page County, Madison County, Pulaski County, King and Queen County, Goochland County, Lunenburg County, Bland County, Highland County and Charlotte County
  • 1 new case in Dinwiddie County, Shenandoah County, Middlesex County, Waynesboro, Manassas Park, Northumberland County, Mathews County, Amelia County, Clarke County and Warren County

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

As of Friday, the Virginia Dept. of Health reports there have been 1,313,693 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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