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Third person in Virginia dies of coronavirus

Coronavirus in Virginia
Coronavirus in Virginia (WSLS 10)

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.

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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.


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