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Coronavirus cases in Virginia and its northern region reported its lowest numbers in weeks on Wednesday, said the state health department.

The commonwealth had the lowest number of new COVID-19 cases since April 16 and Northern Virginia, which consists of suburbs and exurbs of the District, reported its lowest numbers within several weeks, InsideNoVa reported.

Hospitalizations and coronavirus patients in intensive care units and on ventilators declined to their lowest levels since April 6.

The health department revealed 439 new cases of COVID-19, with Northern Virginia accounting for only 29.8 percent, another recent low.

Plus, the department reported 18 new deaths, six in Northern Virginia. The total number of deaths in the commonwealth due to the coronavirus stands at 1,514, with Northern Virginia taking up more than half of those at 807 and Fairfax County accounting for nearly 28 percent of the deaths with 422.

The commonwealth’s number of COVID-19 cases stands at 52, 177 with Northern Virginia at 28,454 cases or 54.5 percent.

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