RICHMOND, VA — Virginia will not enter phase 3 of its coronavirus reopening plan on Friday, Gov. Ralph Northam said Tuesday at a news conference in Richmond. The governor noted, however, that the rate of positive coronavirus cases and the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 continue to decline in the state.
Northam said he plans to release more specifics about what phase 3 of the reopening plan will look like at his news conference on Thursday.
“Our numbers continue to look favorable. Our total case numbers have been trending downward,” the governor said. “The number of hospital beds occupied by COVID patients is trending down, as is the number of patients hospitalized with a positive or pending COVID test.”
The percent of tests that are positive has dropped to 7.4 percent as of June 12. “I want to have more time to see how the numbers look before we