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Coronavirus cases in the Historic Triangle continue to climb. Statewide, nearly 16% are between 20-29

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Virginia now has 460 positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-19).

As of Thursday, James City County remains to have one of the highest positive cases of coronavirus in the state per capita at 49; Williamsburg has 5, York County, 9, Newport News 8, and 1 in Hampton, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

Out of the 460 positive cases, 84 are between the ages of 60 and 69 (another 84 are between the ages of 50 and 59).

Interestingly, 73 of the positive cases are those between the ages of 20 and 29.

The website now shows a breakdown of positive cases by age, gender and ethnicity.

So far, 13 people have died in Virginia — 7 in the Peninsula Health District, 2 in Henrico County Health District, 1 in Pittsylvania-Danville Health District, 1 in Fairfax Health District and 1 in the Virginia Beach Health District. It’s unclear where the 13th death happened.

The Peninsula Health District covers Newport News, Poquoson, Williamsburg, James City County and York County and the Hampton Health District covers Hampton.

On Wednesday, there were 391 cases in Virginia with 41 in James City County, 8 in York County, 5 in Williamsburg and 4 in Newport News.

As of Thursday, 6,189 people have been tested in the state. There were 65 hospitalizations, so far.


Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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