According to the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 28 confirmed cases of hepatitis A linked to frozen strawberries used at Tropical Smoothie Cafes across Virginia.
This includes five cases in Central Virginia.
There are ten in Northern Virginia, five in Northwest Virginia, and eight in the eastern region on the state.
Throughout the week, confirmed cases of hepatitis A have increased. Tuesday, August 23, there were 17 confirmed cases, but by Wednesday, Aug. 24, that number had risen to 23. Five new confirmed cases were reported Thursday.