Total Virginia COVID-19 cases surpasses 1,000

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Virginia surpassed 1,000 on Monday, with more than two dozen deaths from the illness, according to the state health department.
Among the confirmed cases, over 130 required hospitalization, according to the latest Virginia Department of Health figures.
For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death.
President Donald Trump over the weekend extended restrictive federal social distancing guidelines through April 30.
At the state level, Gov. Ralph Northam has closed schools for the remainder of the academic year, banned large gatherings and ordered the closure of certain businesses. He has repeatedly urged all Virginians to stay home to the maximum extent possible.
The governor was scheduled to hold a press conference later Monday to provide updates about the state’s latest response to the pandemic.