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Coronavirus cases in Virginia rise to 51, James City County at 10

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Posted at 12:53 PM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 14:08:53-04

RICHMOND, Va. - The number of people who have tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Virginia has risen to 51.

Locally, there are 10 cases in James City County, one in York County and four in Virginia Beach.

Gatherings over 100 people has been banned in Virginia and over 50 are banned on the peninsula.

All local government buildings on the peninsula are closed to the public for two weeks. The buildings will continue to provide services they're just not open to public.

Governor Northam says police, Sheriff's Offices and firefighters will still provide services as well and trash collection will go on as scheduled. City buildings will remain closed to the public through March 30.

Sentara also announced they will provide COVID-19 drive-thru screening and testing sites. They will be set up at three different locations starting Monday from 1 – 6 p.m.

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