152 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Virginia


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Gov. Ralph Northam announced Saturday morning there are now 152 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Virginia.

While there are now 38 more cases than yesterday, Dr. Laurie Forlano, Virginia Health Department Deputy Commissioner, said there are still only two deaths as a result of the coronavirus.

Dr. Laurie Forlando, VDH deputy commissioner, said they are expanding testing criteria to prioritize doctors and first responders who’ve been in contact with someone who has COVID-19. Virginia Health Department officials said they have the ability to perform testing on more than 1,000 patients.

The governor also warned businesses open and operating with more than 10 people could lose their operating permit on the spot.

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