Virginia sees 3,295 new coronavirus cases, now reporting 299,388 statewide

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RICHMOND, Va. – As of December 18, Virginia is now reporting 299,388 cases of the coronavirus across the commonwealth since March.

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Friday’s total of 299,388 cases marks an increase from Thursday’s total of 296,093 cases.

Here is a breakdown of the 3,295 new cases in the Commonwealth:

  • 386 new cases in Fairfax County
  • 204 new cases in Prince William County
  • 189 new cases in Chesterfield County
  • 188 new cases in Virginia Beach
  • 143 new cases in Henrico County
  • 137 new cases in Chesapeake
  • 89 new cases in Loudoun County
  • 85 new cases in Newport News
  • 68 new cases in Roanoke County
  • 58 new cases in Spotsylvania County
  • 57 new cases in Pittsylvania County
  • 56 new cases in Richmond
  • 50 new cases in Stafford County
  • 49 new cases in Arlington County and Norfolk
  • 44 new cases in Rockingham County and James City County
  • 43 new cases in Hanover County and Roanoke
  • 42 new cases in Hampton
  • 39 new cases in Augusta County
  • 38 new cases in Portsmouth
  • 37 new cases in Staunton
  • 35 new cases in Tazewell County and Alexandria
  • 34 new cases in Frederick County and Danville
  • 33 new cases in Washington County and Winchester
  • 32 new cases in Montgomery County and York County
  • 29 new cases in Fauquier County
  • 28 new cases in Harrisonburg
  • 27 new cases in Nottoway County
  • 25 new cases in Wise County, Suffolk and Richmond County
  • 24 new cases in Henry County
  • 23 new cases in Russell County
  • 19 new cases in Scott County
  • 18 new cases in Smyth County, Isle of Wight County, Pulaski County, Patrick County, Manassas and Fredericksburg
  • 17 new cases in Lynchburg, Buckingham County, Shenandoah County and Page County
  • 16 new cases in Lee County, Orange County and King William County
  • 15 new cases in Bedford County, Caroline County and Prince Edward County
  • 14 new cases in Albemarle County and Waynesboro
  • 13 new cases in Gloucester County and Grayson County
  • 12 new cases in Botetourt County, Campbell County, Halifax County and Warren County
  • 11 new cases in Franklin County and Carroll County
  • 10 new cases in Culpeper County
  • 9 new cases in Wythe County, Prince George County and Dinwiddie County
  • 8 new cases in Bristol, Appomattox County, Hopewell, Buchanan County, Accomack County and Fairfax
  • 7 new cases in Lexington, Manassas Park, Northumberland County, Giles County and Norton
  • 6 new cases in Mathews County, Alleghany County, Dickenson County, Bland County, Poquoson, Fluvanna County, Westmoreland County, Petersburg and Highland County
  • 5 new cases in Amelia County, Louisa County, Martinsville, Mecklenburg County, Floyd County, Powhatan County and Middlesex County
  • 4 new cases in Amherst County, Covington, Rockbridge County, Radford, Brunswick County and Lunenburg County
  • 3 new cases in Colonial Heights, Charlotte County, King George County, Williamsburg and Galax
  • 2 new cases in Greensville County, Franklin, Buena Vista, New Kent County, Clarke County, Nelson County, Charlottesville, Southampton County, Craig County, Goochland County, King and Queen County, Cumberland County, Madison County and Bath County
  • 1 new case in Surry County, Emporia, Northampton County, Charles City County and Falls Church
  • Rappahannock County has decreased by one case
  • Salem has decreased by four cases
  • Sussex County has decreased by five cases

As of Friday, 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.


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