First COVID-19 fatality confirmed in New River Health District

Coronavirus

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.

Latest Stories

Get breaking news, weather, and sports delivered to your smartphone with the WFXR News app available on Apple and Android.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

News tips

Do you have a news tip or breaking news to share with WFXR?  Submit your tip here.

Latest News

More News

News Tip Form

Restaurant Service Guide