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COVID-19 News Releases

Portsmouth Health Department Reports First COVID-19 Death (4/2/2020)

Health Task Force Continues Drive-Thru Testing For COVID-19 (4/2/2020)

Chesapeake Health Department Reports First COVID-19 Death (4/1/2020)

Southside Health District Confirms Case of COVID-19 in Mecklenburg County (4/1/2020)

Fairfax County Health Department Reports Additional COVID-19 Deaths in the Fairfax Health District (4/1/2020)

Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District Reports First COVID-19 Related Death (4/1/2020)

Norfolk Health Department Reports First COVID-19 Death (4/1/2020)

Rappahannock Area Health District Confirms its First COVID-19 Associated Death (4/1/2020)

First Confirmed Case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Sussex (3/31/2020)

Chesterfield Health District Announces Fatality of Resident from COVID-19 (3/31/2020)

Mount Rogers Health District Confirms Cases Of COVID-19 (3/31/2020)

Thomas Jefferson Health District Reports First Fatality Associated with COVID-19 (3/31/2020)

Health Task Force Activates Drive-Thru Testing For COVID-19 (3/31/2020)

Crater Health District Confirms First Case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Surry (3/30/2020)

Southside Health District Confirms Case of COVID-19 in Brunswick County (3/30/2020)

MOUNT ROGERS HEALTH DISTRICT CONFIRMS NEW CASE OF COVID-19 (3/30/2020)

Piedmont Health District Announces Fatality of Resident from COVID-19 (3/30/2020)

Peninsula Health District Reports Additional COVID-19 Death (3/29/2020)

Mount Rogers Health District Confirms Its First Fatality Associated With COVID-19 (3/29/2020)

Crater Health District Confirms Additional Cases of COVID-19 (3/29/2020)

Arlington Health District Reports First Two Deaths Related to COVID-19 (3/29/2020)

Alleghany Health District Confirms Its First Fatality Associated With COVID-19 (3/29/2020)

Cumberland Plateau Health District Confirms First Two Cases Of COVID-19 (3/28/2020)

Crater Health District Health Departments Reports its First COVID-19 Death (3/28/2020)

Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District Responds to COVID-19 (3/28/2020)

Crater Health District Confirms First Case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Greensville County (3/28/2020)

First Confirmed Case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Emporia (3/28/2020)

Western Tidewater Health District Reports First COVID-19 Related Death (3/28/2020)

Mount Rogers Health District Confirms New Case Of COVID-19 (3/27/2020)

Fairfax County Health Department Reports Second COVID-19 Death in the Fairfax Health District (3/27/2020)

Crater Health District Confirms First Case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Hopewell (3/27/2020)

Prince William Health District Announces Fatality of Resident from COVID-19 (3/27/2020)

Mount Rogers Health District Confirms New Cases Of COVID-19 (3/27/2020)

New River Health District Confirms Case Of COVID-19 (3/27/2020)

Local Health Districts Activate Public Call Centers For COVID-19 (3/27/2020)

Chickahominy Health District Announces First Positive Case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in New Kent County (3/27/2020)

Mount Rogers Health District Confirms New Case Of COVID-19 (3/26/2020)

First Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in Southampton County (3/26/2020)

Eastern Shore Health District Confirms a Positive Case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (3/26/2020)

Chesterfield Health District Confirms its First Case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Powhatan County (3/26/2020)

Loudoun County Health Department Reports First COVID-19 Death (3/26/2020)

Public Health Task Force Offers COVID-19 Video And Podcast (3/26/2020)

Peninsula Health District Reports Two Additional COVID-19 Deaths (3/25/2020)

Mount Rogers Health District Confirms First Case of COVID-19 (3/25/2020)

Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District Confirms First Case of COVID-19 in Fauquier County (3/25/2020)

Pittsylvania-Danville Health District Confirms Its First Fatality Associated With COVID-19 (3/24/2020)

Two Henrico County Residents Succumb to COVID-19 (3/24/2020)

Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District Confirms First Case of COVID-19 in Orange County (3/24/2020)

New River Health District Confirms Its First Case Of COVID-19 (3/24/2020)

Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District Confirms First Case of COVID-19 in Madison County (3/23/2020)

Virginia Beach Health Department Reports First COVID-19 Death (3/23/2020)

Peninsula Health District Reports Three Additional COVID-19 Deaths (3/22/2020)

Lord Fairfax Health District Identifies First Local COVID-19 Case; Works to Identify and Notify Contacts (3/22/2020)

PITTSYLVANIA-DANVILLE HEALTH DISTRICT CONFIRMS ITS FIRST CASE OF COVID-19 (3/22/2020)

Fairfax County Health Department Reports First COVID-19 Death in the Fairfax Health District (3/21/2020)

Chesapeake Health Department Confirms First Positive Case of COVID-19 (3/21/ 2020)

CUMBERLAND PLATEAU HEALTH DISTRICT INVESTIGATING POTENTIAL CONTACTS OF COVID-19 CASE (3/21/2020)

LENOWISCO HEALTH DISTRICT CONFIRMS CASES OF COVID-19 IN LEE COUNTY (3/21/2020)

Eastern Shore Health District Confirms a Positive Case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (3/21/2020)

Lord Fairfax Health District Works to Identify Contacts of Confirmed COVID-19 Case Hospitalized in the District (3/21/2020)

Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District Works to Identify Contacts of two Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Culpeper County (3/20/ 2020)

Central Virginia Health District Confirms First Case of COVID-19 (3/20/2020)

Central Shenandoah Health District Confirms Case of COVID-19 in Lexington (3/20/2020)

West Piedmont Health District Confirms First Case of COVID-19 (3/20/2020)

Southside Health District Confirms First Case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (3/20/2020)

Central Shenandoah Health District Confirms Additional Cases of COVID-19 (03/19/20)

Western Tidewater Health District Confirms First Positive Case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (03/19/20)

Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District Works to Identify Contacts of a Confirmed Case of COVID-19 from Elsewhere in Virginia (03/19/20)

Fairfax County Health Department Announces Positive Case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Senior Living Center (03/19/20)

Thomas Jefferson Health District Confirms Additional Cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (03/19/20)

Three Rivers Health District Confirms First Positive Case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (03/19/20)

Chickahominy Health District Confirms Third Case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (03/18/20)

March 18 Update on COVID-19 in the City of Richmond (03/18/20)

Peninsula Health District Confirms Three Additional Cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (03/17/20)

The Peninsula Health District has reported three new cases of COVID-19 in the District that include the first positive in Williamsburg. The positive cases are one male and one female in their seventies and one woman in her forties. Two are hospitalized. To protect patient privacy, the health district will provide no further information about the patient. Two out of three appear to be community spread, the third is unknown at this time. The Peninsula Health District is currently conducting a thorough investigation of these cases and any potential exposures. These cases are included in the statewide count of cases at www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus.

Chickahominy Health District Confirms Second Positive Case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (03/17/20)

The Chesterfield Health District Reports Cases of COVID-19 (03/17/20)

The Chesterfield Health District has reported its third and fourth cases of COVID-19 in the county. The positive cases include a woman in her 60s and a man in his 80s with currently no apparent contact links between the two. Both are hospitalized with ongoing case investigations. To protect patient privacy, the health district will provide no further information about these patients. These cases are included in the statewide count of cases March 18 at www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus.

Commonwealth of Virginia Reports First COVID-19 Death in the Peninsula Health District (03/14/20)

Loudoun County Announces Third ‘Presumptive Positive’ Case of COVID-19 (03/13/20)

Peninsula Health District Confirms Five Positive Cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (03/13/20)

Fairfax County Health Department Announces Two New “Presumptive Positive” Cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (03/13/20)

Prince William Health District Confirms COVID-19 Case (03/13/20)

The Prince William Health District has reported a case of COVID-19 in the Health District. The positive case is a person in her 60s. The resident has a history of international travel to an area affected by COVID-19. Upon return to the U.S., she followed guidelines to remain at home and limit her contact with others. Upon development of symptoms, she was tested through the Department of Consolidated Laboratory Services. PWHD was notified late on March 12 of the positive test results for COVID-19. The patient is hospitalized in stable condition. To protect patient privacy, the health district will not identify the hospital and no further information will be provided about the patient. This is the second COVID-19 case in the health district, and was included in the statewide count of cases on March 13 at www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus.

Central Shenandoah Health District Confirms a Positive Case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (3/12/20)

Peninsula Health District Confirms Two Positive Cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (3/12/20)

Loudoun County Announces Second ‘Presumptive Positive’ Case of COVID-19 (3/12/20)

Arlington County Confirms its Second “Presumptive Positive” Case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (3/12/20)

Fairfax County Health Department Announces its Third and Fourth “Presumptive Positive” Cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (3/12/20)

Piedmont Health District Confirms a “Presumptive Positive” Case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (3/12/20)

Montgomery Co. Officials Convene Public Health Task Force (3/12/20)

Alexandria Health Department Confirms First “Presumptive Positive” Case of COVID-19 (3/11/20)

Chickahominy Health District Confirms a “Presumptive Positive” Case  of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (3/11/20)

Loudoun County Announces First “Presumptive Positive” Case of COVID-19  (3/10/20)

Virginia Beach Health District Confirms “Presumptive Positive” Cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (3/10/20)

Virginia Department of Health Confirms Fourth and Fifth “Presumptive Positive” Cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Fairfax and in Spotsylvania County, Virginia (3/9/20)

Virginia Department of Health Confirms Third “Presumptive Positive” Case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in State (3/9/20)

Video of Press Conference Announcing Two Presumptive Positive COVID-19 Cases (3/8/20)

Virginia Department of Health Confirms Second “Presumptive Positive” Case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in State (3/8/20)

STATUS UPDATE ON TWO PRESUMPTIVE POSITIVE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS CASES IN VIRGINIA (3/8/20)

First Virginia Case of COVID-19 Confirmed at Fort Belvoir (3/7/20)

VDH COVID-19 News Release  (1/27/2020)

VDH COVID-19 News Release (1/26/2020)