Ninth ‘presumptive positive’ coronavirus case announced in central Virignia

Person traveled to area with Level 3 advisory

RICHMOND, Va. – The ninth coronavirus case in the commonwealth is a teenager who lives in Central Virginia, according to state health officials.

More specifically the teen lives in the Chickahominy Health District, which is comprised of Goochland, Hanover, New Kent and Charles City counties.

The resident returned to the United States on March 4 from an an area with a Level 3 CDC travel advisory and followed guidelines to stay home for 14 days, monitor his health and did not attend school.

The teenager developed symptoms on March 8 and was tested for the novel coronavirus by the Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services in Richmond.

The positive test results returned today are considered presumptive, pending confirmation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). .

The patient is currently doing well and is isolated at home.

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“Discovering a case of COVID-19 in our community does not come as a surprise given international travel from an affected area,” said Chickahominy Health District Director Dr. Thomas Franck. “We are fortunate that the resident followed our public health advice in accordance with the latest guidelines by staying home and limiting contact with others; consequently, we believe the risk to the general community remains low.”