WATCH: Governor Ralph Northam declares state of emergency in Virginia as confirmed case number rises to 17


RICHMOND, Va. (WJHL) – Governor Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency in Virginia on Thursday as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases rose to 17.

You can watch Governor Northam’s full statement in the video above.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed an executive order on Thursday to increase access to additional federal funds to battle the spread of the virus.

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