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Virginia cases top 1,000

Two new cases of COVID-19 are reported in Suffolk, based on Monday morning’s report from the Virginia Department of Health.

Western Tidewater Health District Epidemiologist Amal Patel said the two new Suffolk cases are both women who were most likely exposed due to close contact with other cases. One is in her 40s, and the other in her 70s.

Suffolk’s first case was reported March 19.

Virginia surpassed 1,000 total cases of COVID-19 in Monday morning’s report.

The current case total stands at 1,020, which is a 14.6-percent increase.

There have been 136 total hospitalizations and 25 deaths, according to the latest report. A total of 12,038 people have been tested.

Statewide, cases in those over 50 represent about 52 percent of all cases.

The Western Tidewater Health District also reports three cases in Isle of Wight County and one case in Southampton County.

The new Isle of Wight case reported over the weekend is a female in her 20s with travel history and close contact exposure, Patel added.