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Kings Dominion plans to open on-time in March

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Posted at 3:15 PM, Mar 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-11 15:15:08-04

DOSWELL, Va. -- Virginia health officials say nine people have now tested positive for the new coronavirus, a number that's expected to increase. Gov. Ralph Northam, top state officials and health care industry representatives held a news conference Wednesday morning.

They announced the latest positive case and outlined the steps Virginia is taking to limit the spread of the virus.

Separately Wednesday, the University of Virginia joined a rapidly expanding list of universities nationwide moving classes online because of the virus.

For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.

Kings Dominion, a theme park located near Hanover where the state's ninth coronavirus case was confirmed, is still scheduled to open March 28.