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Watch: Gov. Northam updates state on Virginia's rise of coronavirus deaths

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Posted at 9:30 AM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 14:52:23-04
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Gov. Northam held a press conference Monday to update Virginia on the state's growing number of cases.

During the press conference, Northam advises all Virginian's to wear face coverings while in public, in response to CDC's guidelines.

Northam says people will not be given a citation for wearing face coverings in public.

Confirmed coronavirus case numbers continue to rise Monday morning.

There are now 2,878 confirmed cases and 54 deaths from COVID-19 in the Commonwealth.

On Sunday President Trump held a news conference and gave an update on the supply chain. Trump said that FEMA has sent 300 million gloves, 8 million masks, 3 million gloves to localities to fight COVID-19.

Trump also said his hope that hydroxychloroquine, a treatment that is commonly used to treat malaria and lupus, will provide treatment for COVID-19 patients. The drug is one of many that are being studied for effectiveness.

The age group in Virginia with the most cases remains the same as people 50-59 have 574 cases, as of Monday morning.

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