Seven people have died from the COVID-19 coronavirus in the Old Dominion as of 1 p.m. Monday, the Virginia Department of Health reports.
At least 38 remain hospitalized.
Northam has also ordered all bowling alleys, theaters, barbershops, gyms, and spas closed/
Virginia now has 254 residents testing positive for the virus out of 3,697 tests so far.
Residents of Botetourt, Franklin, and Bedford counties have tested positive — one per county. No positive tests yet for Floyd, or the New River Valley or Roanoke, the VDH says.
In other news, the Governor of Virginia announced Monday all K-12 public schools are closed for the remainder of this academic year.
The governor has ordered no indoor dining at any restaurant. Drive through and outside pickup only. He has also ordered closings of bowling alleys, gyms or theaters.