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Virginia sees 3,853 new coronavirus cases, now reporting 296,093 statewide

There are now 4,553 deaths from the coronavirus in Virginia

That's an increase of 3,853 cases since yesterday
That's an increase of 3,853 cases since yesterday

RICHMOND, Va. – As of December 17, Virginia is now reporting 296,093 cases of the coronavirus across the commonwealth since March.

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

Thursday’s total of 296,093 cases marks an increase from Wednesday’s total of 292,240 cases.

Here’s a breakdown of the 3,853 new coronavirus cases in Virginia:

  • 398 new cases in Fairfax County
  • 291 new cases in Prince William County
  • 200 new cases in Virginia Beach
  • 141 new cases in Chesapeake
  • 110 new cases in Rockingham County
  • 104 new cases in Loudoun County
  • 95 new cases in Harrisonburg
  • 91 new cases in Chesterfield County
  • 85 new cases in Henrico County and Frederick County
  • 83 new cases in Hampton
  • 73 new cases in Roanoke County
  • 67 new cases in Arlington County
  • 63 new cases in Norfolk
  • 61 new cases in Roanoke and Augusta County
  • 60 new cases in Richmond
  • 57 new cases in Newport News
  • 55 new cases in Washington County
  • 54 new cases in Alexandria
  • 53 new cases in Montgomery County
  • 52 new cases in Bedford County
  • 50 new cases in Stafford County
  • 49 new cases in Lynchburg
  • 48 new cases in Tazewell County
  • 45 new cases in Portsmouth
  • 44 new cases in Spotsylvania County
  • 43 new cases in Albemarle County
  • 42 new cases in Culpeper County, Suffolk and Pulaski County
  • 40 new cases in Smyth County
  • 39 new cases in Staunton
  • 37 new cases in James City County
  • 34 new cases in Campbell County and Fauquier County
  • 33 new cases in Waynesboro
  • 31 new cases in Franklin County and Winchester
  • 29 new cases in Wise County
  • 27 new cases in Shenandoah County
  • 23 new cases in Hanover County
  • 22 new cases in York County
  • 21 new cases in Russell County
  • 20 new cases in Amherst County, Prince George County and Orange County
  • 19 new cases in Wythe County
  • 18 new cases in Botetourt County, Henry County, Scott County, Page County and Louisa County
  • 17 new cases in Pittsylvania County, Warren County and Greene County
  • 16 new cases in Isle of Wight County, Patrick County, Colonial Heights, Radford and Galax
  • 15 new cases in Alleghany County
  • 14 new cases in Carroll County and Mecklenburg County
  • 13 new cases in Manassas
  • 12 new cases in Halifax County, Lee County, Accomack County, Clarke County, Charlottesville and Giles County
  • 11 new cases in Appomattox County and Richmond County
  • 10 new cases in King and Queen County and Madison County
  • 9 new cases in Lexington, Martinsville, Poquoson, Grayson County and Rappahannock County
  • 8 new cases in Hopewell and Fluvanna County
  • 7 new cases in Bristol, Rockbridge County, Gloucester County, Buena Vista, King William County and Petersburg
  • 5 new cases in Dickenson County, Dinwiddie County, Bland County, Sussex County, Fredericksburg, Southampton County, Brunswick County, Powhatan County and Bath County
  • 4 new cases in Mathews County, Caroline County, Surry County, Franklin, Manassas Park, Westmoreland County, Floyd County, Essex County and King George County
  • 3 new cases in Covington, New Kent County, Northumberland County, Goochland County, Fairfax and Norton
  • 2 new cases in Nelson County, Prince Edward County, Craig County, Williamsburg, Emporia and Northampton County
  • 1 new case in Buckingham County, Greensville County, Lancaster County and Middlesex County

As of Thursday, the Virginia Dept. of Health reports there have been 4,476,767 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.

About the Author:

Samantha Smith joined WSLS 10’s award-winning digital team as a digital content producer in July 2018.