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President Joe Biden visited a Virginia climbing center to tout the strong progress the country has made since he took office.

Watch remarks in the video player above.

He was joined by First Lady Dr. Jill Biden and Virginia Governor Ralph Northam at the Sportrock Climbing Center in Alexandria.

COVID-19 transmission in Virginia has fallen steadily since April and on Thursday the state recorded just 21 confirmed cases of the virus. Nearly 44 percent of the population has been fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

As of Friday social distancing requirements and capacity restrictions in Virginia are no longer in place, but masks are still required in certain settings, such as on public transportation and in schools.

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