‘We don’t want to repeat that’: Northam reminds Virginians of COVID-19 surges after Memorial Day, July 4th

‘We don’t want to repeat that’: Northam reminds Virginians of COVID-19 surges after Memorial Day, July 4th
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam gestures duding a news conference at the Capitol Monday May 4, 2020, in Richmond, Va. Northam announced a phase one opening of the state beginning May 15.(AP Photo/Steve Helber) (Source: Steve Helber)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Gov. Ralph Northam is asking Virginians to “be smart and stay safe” during Labor Day weekend.

Northam said in a tweet that Virginia and other states saw surges in COVID-19 cases after Memorial Day and July 4th.

“We don’t want to repeat that as summer draws to a close,” Northam said.

Virginia Department of Health reported 948 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the statewide total to 125,727.

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