FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. – A man in Fairfax County has died from the coronavirus, according to the county health department. This marks the third death in the commonwealth due to COVID-19, with two others in the Peninsula region.
According to the health department, the Fairfax County man was in his 60s and got the virus through contact with a previously reported case. His cause of death was reported as respiratory failure as a result of coronavirus.
As of Saturday, there are now 158 “presumptively positive” cases of the coronavirus in Virginia as of March 21.
Saturday’s 152 cases reported by the Virginia Department of Health do not include two additional cases in the Charlottesville area, the two new cases in the Harrisonburg-Rockingham area, an Amherst County man in his 30s and a Lexington woman in her 60s. The number also does not reflect the death in Fairfax County.