Va. coronavirus cases jump to 4,500+
U.S is now second globally in COVID-19 deaths.
5 p.m. April 10 update: The Piedmont Health District announced Friday afternoon that an elderly resident in a long-term care facility has died from causes related to COVID-19 but did not give further information about the patient. Piedmont covers Amelia, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Lunenburg, Nottoway and Prince Edward counties. Officials said that the facility is working closely with the health department to protect other residents and staff members.
As of Friday, April 10. the Virginia Department of Health has confirmed 4,509 COVID-19 cases in the commonwealth, logging 121 deaths from the disease. Nearly 775 Virginians are hospitalized from the coronavirus.
Northern Virginia continues to lead the state in confirmed coronavirus cases, with 777 in Fairfax County, 337 in Prince William County, 312 in Arlington County and 274 in Loudoun County. In Central Virginia, there are 342 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Henrico County, 179 in Chesterfield County and 139 in Richmond.
Globally, there are 1.61 million confirmed cases, with 97,039 deaths attributed to the pandemic. The United States has the most confirmed cases worldwide, with 466,299 as of Friday morning. Also on Friday, the U.S. surpassed Italy to become the nation with the second-highest COVID-19 death toll. There are now 16,686 deaths in the United States attributable to the coronavirus, with 5,150 of those deaths occurring in New York City.