Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam talks about how he was raised during an interview in the Governor's Mansion February 09, 2019 in Richmond, VA. He and Attorney General Mark R. Herring have admitted to using blackface in the past. And, Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax denies sexually assaulting two women. (Photo by Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
**FILE** Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (Photo by Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Northern Virginia reported 533 new cases of the coronavirus Tuesday, even as testing has ramped up in hot spots in the area.

The total has increased from 460 cases from Monday and 448 on Sunday, according to the state health department, InsideNova reported.

The state’s total coronavirus cases stand at 32,145, with 55 percent coming from jurisdictions in Northern Virginia that haven’t moved into Phase One reopening, the health department reports.

Gov. Ralph Northam, meanwhile, has begun loosening restrictions elsewhere in the state, including an announcement Monday that Virginia Beach will reopen for Memorial Day weekend.

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James Wright Jr.

James Wright Jr. is the D.C. political reporter for the Washington Informer Newspaper. He has worked for the Washington AFRO-American Newspaper as a reporter, city editor and freelance writer and The Washington...

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