Virginia sees 1,549 new coronavirus cases, now reporting 580,108 statewide

There are now 9,326 deaths from the coronavirus in Virginia

As of March 3, Virginia is reporting 580,108 cases of the coronavirus across the commonwealth since March 2020.

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As of Wednesday, a total of 2,062,403 vaccines have been administered across Virginia, with 716,660 people being fully vaccinated, according to VDH.

Here’s a breakdown of the 1,549 new cases reported in Virginia:

  • 178 new cases in Fairfax County
  • 99 new cases in Virginia Beach
  • 98 new cases in Prince William County
  • 78 new cases in Henrico County
  • 73 new cases in Chesterfield County
  • 55 new cases in Montgomery County
  • 51 new cases in Portsmouth
  • 49 new cases in Norfolk
  • 47 new cases in Chesapeake
  • 42 new cases in Newport News
  • 40 new cases in Arlington County
  • 38 new cases in Loudoun County
  • 32 new cases in Alexandria
  • 31 new cases in Hanover County and Albemarle County
  • 26 new cases in Spotsylvania County and Charlottesville
  • 24 new cases in Stafford County and Suffolk
  • 22 new cases in Roanoke County
  • 18 new cases in Hampton and Frederick County
  • 17 new cases in Richmond and York County
  • 16 new cases in Rockingham County and Roanoke
  • 15 new cases in Harrisonburg
  • 14 new cases in Petersburg, Prince George County and Augusta County
  • 12 new cases in Pulaski County
  • 11 new cases in Fauquier County and Bedford County
  • 10 new cases in Culpeper County, Halifax County and Rockbridge County
  • 9 new cases in Botetourt County, Washington County and Danville
  • 8 new cases in Orange County and James City County
  • 7 new cases in Campbell County, King William County, Gloucester County, Giles County, Isle of Wight County and Lunenburg County
  • 6 new cases in Lynchburg, Shenandoah County, Lee County and Middlesex County
  • 5 new cases in Wythe County, Tazewell County, Scott County and Cumberland County
  • 4 new cases in Hopewell, Dinwiddie County, Waynesboro, Henry County, Pittsylvania County, Wise County, Greensville County, Radford, Covington and Buckingham County
  • 3 new cases in Caroline County, Staunton, Mecklenburg County, Williamsburg, Warren County, King and Queen County, Nelson County, Accomack County, Franklin, Greene County, Page County, Patrick County, Smyth County, Surry County, Nottoway County, Lancaster County, Russell County, Madison County and Mathews County
  • 2 new cases in Colonial Heights, Franklin County, Manassas, Amherst County, Carroll County, Brunswick County, Sussex County, Bristol, Appomattox County, Charlotte County, Winchester, Westmoreland County, Clarke County, Emporia, Prince Edward County, Poquoson and Richmond County
  • 1 new case in Goochland County, New Kent County, Buena Vista, Grayson County, Charles City County, Southampton County, King George County, Northampton County, Essex County, Louisa County, Norton, Bland County, Buchanan County, Highland County, Manassas Park and Fluvanna County
  • Lexington, Salem, Amelia County, Northumberland County, Galax, Martinsville and Falls Church decreased by one case
  • Alleghany County decreased by seven 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 Wednesday, the Virginia Dept. of Health reports there have been 7,579,995 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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