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Lord Fairfax Health District confirms second case of COVID-19

23 March 2020 Covid19 Luray/Page County Shenandoah County Front Royal/Warren County Winchester Frederick County Clarke County News

The Lord Fairfax Health District (LFHD) announced a resident of the district has tested positive for COVID-19. The patient, a woman in her 30s, has mild symptoms present and is being treated as an outpatient while isolated from the general public.

LFHD staff will be contacting anyone in the area who is identified as a close contact of the positive case. Those identified will be asked to self-quarantine and monitor themselves for symptoms in coordination with the health department. To protect confidentiality no further information about the patient will be released.

This announcement marks the second positive case in the district. The first case, identified Saturday, involved an individual who is hospitalized in the area but lives elsewhere.

LFHD Director Dr. Colin Greene reminds residents if you are 65 years or older, or if you have a serious chronic medical condition such as heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, immune compromise  you should seriously consider staying home. Greene stated, “ We must all do our part to protect ourselves, our neighbors and the larger community from this novel coronavirus.”

As the COVID-19 outbreak expands, recommendations may change. LFHD is working closely with the Virginia Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide the best possible guidance for the community.

For the latest on COVID-19 in the Commonwealth, visit this page. 

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