Virginia sees its second coronavirus-related death

Patient was in his 70s in the Peninsula health district

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A second Virginian has died after contracting the new coronavirus (COVID-19), state health officials announced Monday.

The patient was a man in his 70s who died from respiratory failure as a result of COVID-19, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

Health officials say it’s not clear how he contracted the virus. This patient lived on the Peninsula.

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