COVID-19 cases rise 14 percent
Virginia cases of COVID-19 saw a 14-percent rise from Monday to Tuesday, going from 254 to 290, according to new numbers from the Virginia Department of Health.
The department reports 4,470 people have been tested. There are 45 hospitalizations and six deaths reported in the noon update on Tuesday, although many news outlets reported that a death in Virginia Beach on Monday was the seventh in the state. That patient was a man in his 70s with underlying health conditions.
The Peninsula Health District reports 51 cases — 37 in James City County, six in York County, five in Williamsburg and three in Newport News.
Gov. Ralph Northam on Monday announced more drastic measures to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Virginia.... read more