Phase 2 set to start Friday; VA reports 951 new cases of COVID-19
of reopening Virginia's economy set to start Friday, the
is reporting 47,856 cases of
in the commonwealth as of Thursday morning.
Governor Northam's usual news conference to update the commonwealth on COVID-19, moved from 2 p.m. to 11 a.m., was instead about
from Richmond's Monument Avenue.
2,236 of the cases are reported as "probable."
The total number is up from 46,905 cases reported Wednesday, a 951-case increase.
There are 1,445 recorded coronavirus-related deaths in the commonwealth, up from 1,428 Wednesday, and 4,957 people have been hospitalized. 394,066 tests have been conducted.
Any new confirmed cases from health departments throughout the state the rest of the day won't show up until at least the following day on the state list, as the official numbers are only updated once a day, with a 5 p.m. cutoff each day for new cases to be reflected on the next day's list.