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Virginia sees 3,160 new coronavirus cases, now reporting 288,309 statewide

There are now 4,470 deaths from the coronavirus in Virginia

That's an increase of 3,160 cases since yesterday
That's an increase of 3,160 cases since yesterday

RICHMOND, Va. – As of December 15, Virginia is now reporting 288,309 cases of the coronavirus across the commonwealth since March.

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

Tuesday’s total of 288,309 cases marks an increase from Monday’s total of 285,149 cases.

Here’s a breakdown of the 3,160 new cases in Virginia:

  • 329 new cases in Fairfax County
  • 172 new cases in Chesterfield County
  • 159 new cases in Prince William County
  • 126 new cases in Virginia Beach
  • 108 new cases in Norfolk
  • 99 new cases in Chesapeake
  • 94 new cases in Rockingham County
  • 92 new cases in Loudoun County
  • 86 new cases in Newport News
  • 82 new cases in Henrico County and Tazewell County
  • 75 new cases in Richmond
  • 74 new cases in Hampton
  • 62 new cases in Arlington County and Augusta County
  • 55 new cases in Alexandria
  • 51 new cases in Harrisonburg
  • 50 new cases in Frederick County
  • 47 new cases in Bedford County
  • 46 new cases in Russell County
  • 42 new cases in Montgomery County and Lynchburg
  • 40 new cases in Stafford County
  • 38 new cases in Winchester and Staunton
  • 37 new cases in Hanover County
  • 32 new cases in Spotsylvania County
  • 31 new cases in Pulaski County, Campbell County and Amherst County
  • 30 new cases in Pittsylvania County
  • 29 new cases in Page County
  • 27 new cases in Roanoke County
  • 25 new cases in Accomack County
  • 24 new cases in James City County and York County
  • 22 new cases in Rockbridge County
  • 21 new cases in Shenandoah County
  • 20 new cases in Wise County, Henry County and Alleghany County
  • 19 new cases in Portsmouth and Danville
  • 17 new cases in Carroll County
  • 16 new cases in Smyth County, Albemarle County and Dickenson County
  • 15 new cases in Fauquier County, Waynesboro, Giles County and Fredericksburg
  • 14 new cases in Manassas, Powhatan County, Halifax County and Prince George County
  • 13 new cases in Patrick County, Covington and Mecklenburg
  • 12 new cases in Wythe County, Manassas Park, Radford, Appomattox County and Caroline County
  • 11 new cases in Franklin County and Isle of Wight County
  • 10 new cases in Warren County and New Kent County
  • 9 new cases in Greensville County
  • 8 new cases in Martinsville, Petersburg, Charlottesville, Emporia and Brunswick County
  • 7 new cases in Clarke County, Fluvanna County, Floyd County, Southampton County and Dinwiddie County
  • 6 new cases in Gloucester County and Prince Edward County
  • 5 new cases in Culpeper County, Bland County, Lee County, Galax, Nelson County, Colonial Heights, Northampton County, Fairfax and Falls Church
  • 4 new cases in Washington County, Scott County, Williamsburg, Sussex County and Hopewell
  • 3 new cases in Grayson County, Westmoreland County, Buchanan County, Lexington, Buena Vista, King George County, Surry County, Bath County and Cumberland County
  • 2 new cases in Orange County, Amelia County, Lunenburg County, Louisa County, Middlesex County, Greene County and Poquoson
  • 1 new case in Buckingham County, Roanoke, Nottoway County, Madison County, King William County, Goochland County, Lancaster County, Essex County, Charles City County and Craig County
  • Botetourt County has decreased by one case
  • Bristol has decreased by two cases
  • Salem has decreased by three cases
  • Richmond County has decreased by 11 cases

As of Tuesday, the Virginia Dept. of Health reports there have been 4,394,664 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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Samantha Smith joined WSLS 10’s award-winning digital team as a digital content producer in July 2018.