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Virginia coronavirus cases spike by 300 in a day, now over 2K with 46 deaths

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Posted at 9:11 AM, Apr 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-03 14:42:37-04

Virginia confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases has now risen to 2,012, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

There have now also been 46 deaths reported from the virus.

The commonwealth's case number rose by 306 and the number of deaths rose by 5 in 24 hours from Thursday to Friday.

The age group with the most confirmed cases as of Friday morning in Virginia is 50-59 years old at 393.

During a Friday press conference, Gov. Northam said the Hampton Roads Convention Center is one of three sites in the state to be used for alternative care sites during the pandemic. The alternative care sites are expected to be ready in six weeks.

You can watch his press conference live in this story or on News 3.

Here's the breakdown of confirmed cases in local areas:

  • Chesapeake 50
  • Accomack 8
  • Northampton 2
  • Hampton 29
  • Norfolk 43
  • James City County 104
  • Newport News 37
  • Poquoson 3
  • Williamsburg 9
  • York County 17
  • Portsmouth 17
  • Gloucester 8
  • Virginia Beach 128
  • Franklin City 3
  • Isle of Wight 11
  • Southampton 4
  • Suffolk 10

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