VIRGINIA BEACH (AP) -- The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health lifted a swimming advisory for part of the Chesapeake Bay.

Health officials say bacteria levels in the water between Rockbridge Road and Starfish Road are back to safe levels.

The advisory was posted Wednesday afternoon after levels exceeded state standards.

The advisory did not affect the Virginia Beach oceanfront or resort area.

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