FOUR More Virginia Coronavirus Deaths

Governor Also Critical Of Liberty

March 25, 2020 - 3:54 pm
Governor Ralph Northam provides an update on coronavirus efforts on March 19, 2020.  (Governor's Facebook Page)

(Governor's Facebook Page)

Richmond, Va. ( - UPDATE:  Late Wednesday afternoon, Canterbury Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center confirmed a third patient of their facility has died.  The death raises Henrico's number to 3, and the State number to 13.

ORIGINAL STORY:  Virginia has recorded an additional three coronavirus-related deaths.  State Epidimiologist Lillian Peake says two are from the Williamsburg area, and one is from the Danville-area.  The fatalities bring Virginia's total to 12.  

Virginia saw a one day jump of cases from Tuesday to Wednesday of 101.   Peake says it is the result of more testing, as well as virus spread.  

Meanwhile, Governor Ralph Northam is strongly recommending Liberty University not welcome students back to campus, as it has done this week.  Northam says the move is sending "mixed messages" on the seriousness of coronavirus.  Northam does not have authority to bar Liberty from allowing students back, but he says President Jerry Falwell, Jr., should follow what other schools are doing.

Lynchburg's mayor was also critical of the school, which is based in the city.