RICHMOND, Va. – There are now 109,019 cases of the coronavirus in Virginia as of August 19.
Wednesday’s total of 109,019 marks an increase from Tuesday’s total of 108,282 cases.
For the week of Aug. 16, the health department expects an influx of data due to some labs now starting to report results electronically instead of by fax.
This delayed data is the reason that Galax saw 32 new cases on Wednesday, according to Mount Rogers Health District Population Health Manager Breanne Forbes Hubbard.
Here is a breakdown of the 737 new coronavirus cases in Virginia:
- 76 new cases in Fairfax County
- 52 new cases in Virginia Beach
- 45 new cases in Prince William County
- 39 new cases in Chesapeake
- 32 new cases in Galax
- 30 new cases in Richmond and Norfolk
- 29 new cases in Arlington County
- 28 new cases in Loudoun County
- 19 new cases in Alexandria
- 18 new cases in Suffolk and Newport News
- 15 new cases in Hampton
- 13 new cases in Henrico County
- 11 new cases in Emporia and Prince George County
- 9 new cases in Danville, Stafford County and Lynchburg
- 8 new cases in Augusta County
- 7 new cases in Spotsylvania County, Isle of Wight County, Bedford County, Pittsylvania County and Henry County
- 6 new cases in Harrisonburg, Manassas, Wise County, Fauquier County, Hanover County, Petersburg and Frederick County
- 5 new cases in Albemarle County, Washington County, Carroll County, Culpeper County, Charlottesville and Amherst County
- 4 news cases in Louisa County, Campbell County, Greensville County, Orange County, Martinsville, Brunswick County and Appomattox County
- 3 new cases in Bristol, Hopewell, Dinwiddie County, Smyth County, Radford, Fredericksburg, Buchanan County and Patrick County
- 2 new cases in Portsmouth, Rockingham County, Accomack County, Madison County, York County, Manassas Park, Floyd County, Williamsburg, New Kent County, Winchester, Rockbridge County, Tazewell County and Franklin County
- 1 new case in Roanoke, Russell County, Waynesboro, Southampton County, Salem, Gloucester County, Franklin, Lee County, Scott County, King George County, Wythe County, Shenandoah County, Caroline County, Giles County, Goochland County, Colonial Heights, Charles City County, Westmoreland County, Essex County, Powhatan County, Fairfax, Clarke County, Warren County, Pulaski County and King and Queen County
- James City County, Roanoke County, Richmond County and Page County have decreased by one case
- Botetourt County has decreased by two cases
- Prince Edward County has decreased by four cases
As of Wednesday, the Virginia Dept. of Health reports there have been 1,519,236 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.