77 Virginians test positive

Published 1:19 pm Wednesday, March 18, 2020

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The number of COVID-19 cases in Virginia has increased to 77.

About 1,278 test results had been received as of noon Wednesday, with 77 people testing presumptive positive, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

The Peninsula Health District continues to have the highest number of cases, with 15 — 13 in James City County and one each in York County and Williamsburg.

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There are 14 cases in Arlington County, 14 in Fairfax County and five or fewer in Loudoun County, Chesterfield County, Virginia Beach, Prince William County, Richmond, Spotsylvania County, Stafford County, Charles City County, Goochland County, Hanover County, Henrico County, Alexandria, Charlottesville, Prince Edward County and Harrisonburg.

There remain only four cases in Virginia Beach, the only place on the Southside where a person has tested positive so far. There are no cases so far in the Western Tidewater Health District, which includes the cities of Suffolk and Franklin, as well as Isle of Wight and Southampton counties.