Virginia Declares State of Emergency

Virginia COVID-19 cases jump from nine to 15.

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has declared a state of emergency for the commonwealth.  This comes as health officials report the total number of cases of the coronavirus COVID-19 in the state stands at 15.  There were nine cases reported on Wednesday.  An Alexandria resident has tested presumptive positive for COVID-19.   The Alexandria Health Department reports that the patient is isolated at home and in good condition.   The first case in Virginia was reported on March 7.  The state has since reported cases in Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Spotsylvania and Virginia Beach.