3 killed, 219 sickened by coronavirus in Virginia, officials say

Charlottesville, VA - June 10: A statue of Thomas Jefferson stands in front of the Rotunda at the University of Virginia, Friday June 10, 2016. (Photo by Norm Shafer/ For The Washington Post via Getty Images).

Coronavirus continues to spread in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Officials reported a third death and 67 more positive tests on Sunday, bringing the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases to 219. 

Among the new cases: a second resident in The Kensington senior home in Falls Church.

The rapid spread of the disease in Virginia mimics that of Maryland, which also reported a 28 percent surge in coronavirus cases Sunday.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam told reporters Sunday that the coronavirus pandemic is now evolving into a problem that will likely take months, instead of weeks, to resolve.

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