Northam declares state of emergency in Virginia due to coronavirus

March 12, 2020

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has declared a state of emergency in Virginia as the commonwealth continues to see coronavirus cases increase.

17 people have now tested “presumptive positive” for the virus as of Thursday afternoon. The number rose from 15 cases announced at noon Thursday.

This is all comes five days after a U.S. Marine became the first person in the commonwealth to test positive.

The Tidewater area now has 4 cases — including two from a couple in Virginia Beach who went on a cruise to Egypt. It’s unclear where the other two cases in the “Eastern” region originated from.

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