Central Region of Virginia experiencing substantial community spread of coronavirus

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The Central Region of Virginia is experiencing substantial community transmission of COVID-19.

The region, which is made of Chickahominy, Chesterfield, Crater, Henrico, Piedmont, Richmond and Southside health districts,

According to the Virginia Department of Health, substantial spread means gatherings of 10 or more people should be canceled, businesses should maximize working from home, and child care centers should work directly with the health department.

Tuesday’s figured revealed a total of 1,260 outbreaks that have contributed to 27,396 COVID-19 cases. The current 7-Day positivity rate is at 5 percent.

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CORRECTION: The article incorrectly stated that the Crater Health District is reporting substantial community spread of the coronavirus. The story has since been corrected.  

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