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Virginia sees 1,657 new coronavirus cases, now reporting 572,639 statewide

There are now 8,197 deaths from the coronavirus in Virginia

That brings the total number of cases to 559,930
That brings the total number of cases to 559,930

As of February 26, Virginia is reporting 572,639 cases of the coronavirus across the commonwealth since March 2020.

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

As of Friday, a total of 1,781,339 vaccines have been administered across Virginia, with 587,990 people being fully vaccinated, according to VDH.

Here’s a breakdown of the 1,657 new coronavirus cases:

  • 228 new cases in Fairfax County
  • 121 new cases in Prince William County
  • 90 new cases in Chesterfield County
  • 83 new cases in Virginia Beach
  • 69 new cases in Richmond
  • 66 new cases in Loudoun County
  • 48 new cases in Henrico County
  • 44 new cases in Chesapeake
  • 40 new cases in Newport News and Arlington County
  • 38 new cases in Norfolk
  • 37 new cases in Montgomery County
  • 31 new cases in Stafford County
  • 30 new cases in Spotsylvania County
  • 26 new cases in Hampton and Portsmouth
  • 24 new cases in Roanoke County and Charlottesville
  • 23 new cases in Harrisonburg
  • 22 new cases in Augusta County
  • 20 new cases in Hanover County
  • 19 new cases in Suffolk
  • 16 new cases in Campbell County and Wise County
  • 15 new cases in Pittsylvania County, Prince George County and Rockingham County
  • 14 new cases in Caroline County
  • 12 new cases in Frederick County and Danville
  • 11 new cases in Albemarle County, Roanoke, Bedford County, Fauquier County, Colonial Heights, Dinwiddie County and Staunton
  • 10 new cases in Culpeper County and Waynesboro
  • 8 new cases in Botetourt County, Accomack County, Lexington and Franklin County
  • 7 new cases in King William County, James City County, Manassas, Louisa County, Warren County and Amelia County
  • 6 new cases in Fredericksburg, York County, Petersburg, Williamsburg, Lee County, Pulaski County, Salem, Fluvanna County and Richmond County
  • 5 new cases in Henry County, Gloucester County, Goochland County, New Kent County and Washington County
  • 4 new cases in Grayson County, King George County, Mathews County, Franklin, Wythe County, Winchester, Falls Church, Rockbridge County and Southampton County
  • 3 new cases in Carroll County, Isle of Wight County, Greene County, Appomattox County, Orange County, Mecklenburg County, Sussex County, Martinsville, Buckingham County, Essex County, Brunswick County, Prince Edward County, Cumberland County, Craig County, Galax and Fairfax
  • 2 new cases in Halifax County, Hopewell, Amherst County, Powhatan County, Lancaster County, King and Queen County, Highland County and Covington
  • 1 new case in Middlesex County, Radford, Smyth County, Shenandoah County, Nottoway County, Manassas Park, Rappahannock County, Charlotte County, Buena Vista, Tazewell County, Page County, Giles County, Russell County, Poquoson, Westmoreland County, Madison County, Northampton County, Greensville County, Charles City County and Patrick County
  • Nelson County and Buchanan County decreased by one case
  • Lynchburg has decreased by two cases
  • Scott County has decreased by three cases
  • Alleghany County has decreased by four cases

According to the health department, decreases in cases can be attributed to a person getting tested in a different locality than where they live or the automation process for electronically reported lab results may attach the wrong jurisdiction for a particular zip code.

As of Friday, the Virginia Dept. of Health reports there have been 7,437,666 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.