COVID-19 cases up 14 percent

Published 3:48 pm Tuesday, March 24, 2020

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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 Western Tidewater Health District is reporting three cases, one in Suffolk and two in Isle of Wight County.