STATUS UPDATE ON TWO PRESUMPTIVE POSITIVE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS CASES IN VIRGINIA

(RICHMOND, VA.) –  Press conference with Virginia’s state and local public health leaders on the first presumptive positive case of a Marine Base Corps Quantico resident who is at Fort Belvoir and to announce a second presumptive positive case.  The second individual is a resident of the City of Fairfax in their 80s who traveled on a similar Nile River cruise as other positive coronavirus (COVID-19) patients. The patient began to develop symptoms of respiratory illness on February 28, was hospitalized on March 5, and remains in stable condition. Health officials will provide more information on these case investigations and what is being done to identify and monitor other close contacts and protect the health of Virginians.

WHO:            

State Health Commissioner, Dr. Norm Oliver, MD, MA

State Epidemiologist Dr. Lilian Peake, MD, MPH

Fairfax County Health Director Dr. Gloria Addo-Ayensu, MD, MPH

Prince William Health District Director Dr. Alison Ansher, MD, MPH

Director of the Department of General Service’s Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services (DCLS)
Dr. Denise Toney, PhD

City of Fairfax Mayor David Meyer

WHEN:         

Sunday, March 8, 2020

1 PM

WHERE:      

Stacy C. Sherwood Center, 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22030

Today’s press conference will be televised on Channel 16 (on Cox 1016; Verizon and Comcast 16), streamed at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/cableconsumer/channel-16/live-video-stream and on the Fairfax County Health Department Facebook page – facebook.com/fairfaxcountyhealth

For more information on the press conference, please contact John Silcox at: john.silcox@fairfaxcounty.gov.