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