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Lord Fairfax Health District confirms first fatality associated with COVID-19

25 April 2020 Covid19 Shenandoah County News


The Virginia Department of Health’s Lord Fairfax Health District announced a resident of Shenandoah County, who was ill with COVID-19, has died.

Lord Fairfax Health District Director Dr. Colin Greene stated in a news release, “This tragic event underscores the fact that COVID-19 is widespread in the [Shenandoah] Valley and throughout Virginia and it is up to all of us to minimize its effect.”

Everyone, especially high-risk individuals, are strongly advised to take steps to minimize contact with others who are ill by practicing social distancing, staying at home as much as possible and wearing a face covering when likely to encounter others.

In some patients, COVID-19 can lead to more severe illness, including death, particularly those who have chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart or lung disease or compromised immune systems.

For more information on COVID-19 in Virginia, visit www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus and www.cdc.gov/coronavirus

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.


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