Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam gives first coronavirus update since announcing mask requirement

RICHMOND, Va. – Gov. Ralph Northam is scheduled to give an update on the state’s response to the coronavirus on Thursday afternoon.

The governor announced that all of Virginia will remain in Phase One for at least another week.

During Tuesday’s update, he announced that starting tomorrow, at times, face coverings will be required in Virginia.

As of Thursday, there are 41,401 coronavirus cases in Virginia, according to the Virginia Department of Health. Across the state, 1,338 people have died.

[Where are Virginia’s coronavirus cases? The health department’s interactive map]

The governor is now only be giving coronavirus updates on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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