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Governor Northam today announced that southwest Virginia is the state’s primary area of concern when it comes to the number of new COVID-19 cases — and rate of COVID tests that return positive. Northam says the southwest region currently shows the highest number of new cases in the state, even though its population is far less than some other regions. The governor says it is not his intention at this time to consider tighter restrictions on businesses and activities in the southwest region. WFIR’s Evan Jones has more on the governor’s Tuesday briefing:

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