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101 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Virginia, 13 deaths

Posted: 12:06 PM, Mar 25, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-25 16:27:55-04
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RICHMOND, Va. - Governor Ralph Northam updated Virginia on the state's coronavirus response Wednesday afternoon.

As of 12 p.m., Wednesday, the Virginia Department of Health says that there are now 391 cases and 12 deaths from the coronavirus in the Commonwealth. 5,370 people have also now been tested.

Less than an hour later, CBS 6 in Richmond confirmed the death of a third patient at Canterbury Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Henrico, bringing the statewide death toll to 13.

According to the Virginia Department of Health, Virginia Beach now has 23 coronavirus cases and James City County has 41.

On Wednesday, he signed an executive order requiring people to postpone elective surgeries.

He added that increased benefits for people qualified for SNAP will be in effect Wednesday night.

Northam called this week’s orders the "new normal" on Tuesday. You can watch his update from Tuesday at this link.

Northam also ordered all non-essential businesses such as salons and gyms to close for 30 days.

Northam said Tuesday during the press conference, businesses with questions can email business@Virginia.gov.

On Monday, Northam ordered that all schools remain closed for the rest of the school year.

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