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COVID-19 Latest: 22 deaths, more than 100 hospitalizations

COVID-19 Latest: 22 deaths, more than 100 hospitalizations
The latest information from the Virginia Department of Health shows more than 9,100 people have been tested in Virginia. Total ...
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Northam: Virginia is short on PPE’s, coronavirus test kits

Northam: Virginia is short on PPE's, coronavirus test kits
Governor Northam today called on the Trump administration to nationalize purchasing of hospital personal protective equipment like hospital masks, gloves ...
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Lynchburg budget public hearing to limit attendance, not public comment

Lynchburg budget public hearing to limit attendance, not public comment
Lynchburg City Council plans to hold its budget public hearing as scheduled next Tuesday, but the procedures will be anything ...
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Centra’s first confirmed COVID-19 patient in critical condition

Centra's first confirmed COVID-19 patient in critical condition
Centra says its first confirmed COVID-19 patient is a man in his early 60’s, and he is in critical condition ...
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Sands: VT student is confirmed coronavirus case

Sands: VT student is confirmed coronavirus case
VIRGINIA TECH PRESIDENT TIMOTHY SANDS LETTER: In recent days, the first confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Southwest Virginia ...
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VT prof: $2.2 trillion stimulus helps many workers more ways than one

VT prof: $2.2 trillion stimulus helps many workers more ways than one
The House of Representatives is expected to quickly pass the $2.2 trillion dollar stimulus package that won unanimous Senate approval ...
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Jobless claims spike in Virginia after coronavirus outbreak

Jobless claims spike in Virginia after coronavirus outbreak
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal report shows jobless claims in Virginia spiked by nearly a factor of 20 as ...
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Lynchburg has first confirmed COVID-19 case, but it is not a new one

Lynchburg has first confirmed COVID-19 case, but it is not a new one
Lynchburg now has a confirmed COVID-19 case – but it is not really a new one. The state health’s department’s ...
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Latest statewide Coronavirus numbers

Latest statewide Coronavirus numbers
The Virginia Department of Health says as of this morning 460 people in Virginia have tested positive for COVID-19 - ...
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Lynchburg man wanted for contempt gets charged with a lot more

Lynchburg man wanted for contempt gets charged with a lot more
NEWS RELEASE: LYNCHBURG, Va. - The Lynchburg Police Department has arrested a man wanted for contempt of court for failure ...
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Patrons warned: Popular Virginia bar sees coronavirus exposure

Patrons warned: Popular Virginia bar sees coronavirus exposure
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Officials in Alexandria are warning patrons at one of the city’s most popular bars about exposure ...
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Why did the Mayor call out the President of Liberty University?

Why did the Mayor call out the President of Liberty University?
Councilman Jeff Helgeson (Ward III ) discusses the Mayor and her comments directed at Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr ...
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Was it a band aid for Capitol Hill?

Was it a band aid for Capitol Hill?
The White House and Senate strike a $2.2 trillion Coronavirus relief bill. Political analyst David Grasso explains the bill. David ...
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Northam orders halt to all elective surgeries and procedures

Northam orders halt to all elective surgeries and procedures
NEWS RELEASE: RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam and State Health Commissioner M. Norman Oliver, MD, MA today directed all hospitals to stop ...
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Northam, Falwell at odds on Liberty’s reopening

Northam, Falwell at odds on Liberty's reopening
Governor Northam is calling on Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr. to close the college down until the coronavirus pandemic ...
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Lynchburg man faces child sex charges in Bedford County

Lynchburg man faces child sex charges in Bedford County
A Lynchburg man is charged with child sex crimes in Bedford County. The sheriff’s office says 35-year-old Federico Ugalde faces ...
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How to talk about the Coronavirus with youngsters

How to talk about the Coronavirus with youngsters
Dr. Dyan Hes, Medical Director of Gramercy Pediatrics in New York City, offers advice on how to talk with your ...
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Radford University student tests positive for COVID-19

Radford University student tests positive for COVID-19
From State Health Department: The New River Health District announced yesterday its first confirmed case of COVID-19 in a resident ...
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Northam: Virginia working to get enough ventilators

Northam: Virginia working to get enough ventilators
Governor Northam says Virginia is working to obtain more ventilators to handle the expected surge in demand and need as ...
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Two more COVID-19 cases in Bedford County

Two more COVID-19 cases in Bedford County
The Virginia Department of Health reports two more confirmed coronavirus cases in Bedford County, bringing the county's total to three ...
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