NORFOLK, Va. — Health officials in Virginia said at least 739 people have tested positive for the new coronavirus. Seventeen people in the state have died.
Often, the Virginia Department of Health updates its number before it releases other details about a case. Click here or view our chart at the bottom of this story to see the breakdown of cases in each locality in the Commonwealth.
There are more than 170 cases in the Hampton Roads area so far. You'll find information on the number of cases in our region below.
Gloucester County (6)
On March 19, health officials from the Three Rivers Health District said a child who was younger than 10 tested positive for COVID-19. The child was at home recovering.
Isle of Wight County (3)
James City County (65)
According to the Virginia Department of Health, there are 65 coronavirus cases in James City County.
The Peninsula Health District said on March 12 that two people who live within the district tested had COVID-19. They were the first two there. Health officials said they believed the cases were related to international travel.
According to the Peninsula Health District, four of the new cases in James City County are contacts of the original two cases. The fifth new case has an unknown exposure and the investigation is ongoing to identify where he may have acquired the virus.
“These five new cases make this a community outbreak of COVID-19,” said Peninsula Health District Director Dr. Thomas Franck. “The fact that one of these cases has an unknown exposure is concerning and is suspicious for community spread.”
Mathews County (1)
Newport News (13)
Northampton - Eastern Shore (1)
Virginia Beach (35)
VDH reported that the number of coronavirus cases in Virginia Beach is up to 35.
The Virginia Department of Health said a couple from Virginia Beach was the first people in the city to test positive for coronavirus. Their cases were the first to appear in the Virginia Beach Health District.
The husband and wife were on a Nile River cruise which had cases of COVID-19 on it. The man, who is in his 60s, and the woman, who is in her 50s, got back to the U.S. from Egypt on March 5. They were tested at a hospital in Virginia Beach on March 8. Their results came back on March 10.
The third positive case is an 80-year-old man who has a history of international travel to an area affected by COVID-19. Upon return to the U.S., he followed guidelines to remain at home and limit his contact with others. Upon development of symptoms, he was tested and on March 14, received positive test results for COVID-19.
The fourth case is a woman in her 70s who is a contact of a previous case. She developed symptoms of coronavirus and tested positive on March 14.
York County (9)
State health officials report there are certain outbreak areas in Virginia where the number of cases is higher in one locality than in others. Those areas include Fairfax and James City County.
Fairfax County (156)
The number of COVID-19 cases in Fairfax County is up to 156.
Fairfax saw its first two cases after a woman tested positive for coronavirus when her husband developed COVID-19. The couple had been on a Nile River cruise in Egypt. The Virginia Department of Health said the couple appeared to have gotten it on that cruise.
VDH reported the coronavirus case count in Arlington County increased to 63.
On March 12, health officials said testing showed that someone associated with Christ Church, Georgetown in Washington (which became a source of at least a few cases) had COVID-19. The person was at home in isolation and doing well.
On March 9, the Virginia Department of Health said that a person tested positive after coming down with a fever, cough, and shortness of breath right after returning from overseas from a Level 3 country. The person was in his/her 60s.