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460 confirmed coronavirus cases in Virginia, 13 deaths reported. First case confirmed in Lynchburg was previously reported as a Bedford County COVID-19 case.

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UPDATE 2:37 P.M.: In an email Thursday afternoon, the Central Virginia Health district said the newly-listed Lynchburg case was the result of a discrepancy with previously reported numbers out of Bedford County.

It was previously reported to CVHD that the district’s cases of COVID-19 comprised three in Bedford County and one in Amherst. While further reviewing records associated with each case, CVHD staff noticed a discrepancy that, upon further investigation, revealed one of the Bedford County cases actually resides in Lynchburg. The VDH website has been updated to reflect this change, correctly attributing CVHD’s COVID-19 cases to Bedford (2), Amherst (1), and Lynchburg (1).

Central Virginia Health District statement

The Amherst County case is a male in his 50s. The CVHD said travel was involved in the case but was not exposed to a known case of COVID-19.

In Bedford County, the cases are two females who did not travel. One woman is in her 70s had no known contact while a woman in her 60s did have known contact with a coronavirus case.

The Lynchburg case is a man in his 60s whose case involved travel outside of the Central Virginia Health District but did not involve exposure to a known case of COVID-19.

ORIGINAL STORY:
RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — The total number of coronavirus cases in Virginia has risen to 460 with 65 hospitalizations as of Thursday at noon. The number of deaths stands at 13 in the Commonwealth.

The Virginia Department of Health also confirmed the first COVID-19 case in Lynchburg.

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