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COVID-19 cases rise 15 percent

The number of COVID-19 cases in Virginia rose almost 15 percent from Wednesday to Thursday.

There are now 1,706 cases out of 17,589 people who have been tested. There have been 246 hospitalizations and 41 deaths.

In Thursday morning’s report, the Western Tidewater Health District now has 17 cases — eight in Isle of Wight County, six in Suffolk, two in Southampton and one in Franklin.