First COVID-19 fatality confirmed in New River Health District


BLACKSBURG, Va. (WFXR) — The New River Health District announced its first death from coronavirus on Wednesday, April 22.

The New River Health District serves the counties of Floyd, Giles, Montgomery and Pulaski as well as the City of Radford.

“We regret to announce that we have experienced our first local COVID-19-related fatality. On behalf of all of us at VDH, I extend sincere condolences to this person’s family.”

Dr. Noelle Bissell, Director of the New River Health District

No additional information has been released pertaining to this person’s identity.

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