Virginia sees 856 new coronavirus cases, now reporting 140,511 statewide

There are now 3,015 deaths from the coronavirus in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. – As of September 20, Virginia is now reporting 140,511 cases of the coronavirus across the commonwealth since March.

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Sunday’s total of 140,511 marks an increase from Saturday’s total of 139,655 cases.

Here’s a breakdown of today’s 856 new cases:

  • 104 new cases in Fairfax County
  • 66 new cases in Prince William County
  • 45 new cases in Montgomery County and Henrico County
  • 38 new cases in Harrisonburg
  • 34 new cases in Chesterfield County
  • 27 new cases in Richmond
  • 24 new cases in Virginia Beach
  • 23 new cases in Charlottesville and Loudoun County
  • 22 new cases in Norfolk
  • 20 new cases in Albemarle County
  • 16 new cases in Newport News
  • 15 new cases in Rockingham County
  • 14 new cases in Roanoke, Lynchburg and Chesapeake
  • 13 new cases in Pittsylvania County and Danville
  • 12 new cases in Alexandria, Roanoke County, Hampton and Manassas
  • 10 new cases in Hanover County and Henry County
  • 8 new cases in Fluvanna County and Southampton County
  • 7 new cases in Stafford County, Franklin County, Frederick County, Fauquier County and Halifax County
  • 6 new cases in Bedford County, Spotsylvania County, Carroll County, Staunton and Botetourt County
  • 5 new cases in Arlington County, Pulaski County and York County
  • 4 new cases in Portsmouth, Dinwiddie County, James City County, Buchanan County, Suffolk, Orange County, Richmond County and King and Queen County
  • 3 new cases in Washington County, Radford, Lancaster County, Culpeper County, Williamsburg, Winchester, Rockbridge County, Greene County, Caroline County and Lexington
  • 2 new cases in Middlesex County, Tazewell County, Isle of Wight County, Augusta County, Smyth County, Campbell County, Nottoway County, Prince Edward County, Amherst County, Powhatan County, Brunswick County, Lee County, King William County, Salem, Page County, Fredericksburg, Gloucester County, Russell County, Patrick County, Westmoreland County, Mathews County and Colonial Heights
  • 1 new case in Prince George County, Sussex County, Petersburg, Hopewell, Wythe County, Northumberland County, Scott County, Dickenson County, Mecklenburg County, Goochland County, Greensville County, Shenandoah County, Charles City County, Lunenburg County, Essex County and Charlotte County

As of Sunday, the Virginia Dept. of Health reports there have been 2,023,267 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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