Virginian dead from coronavirus in NC; VDH reports 391 cases in Virginia, 12 deaths, and 59 hospitalizations


UPDATE 2 P.M.: State health officials announced three more deaths, bringing the total number or coronavirus deaths in Virginia to 12.

UPDATE 12:01 P.M.: The Virginia Department of health reports 391 cases of coronavirus in Virginia, up 101 cases from Tuesday. Fifty-nine people are hospitalized with the illness and nine have died.

The following cities and counties in central and southwest Virginia have cases of COVID-19:

  • Amherst County: 1
  • Bedford County: 2
  • Botetourt County: 1
  • Danville: 2
  • Franklin County: 1
  • Halifax County: 1
  • Nelson County: 1
  • Rockbridge County: 1
  • Roanoke County: 1

RALEIGH, N.C. (WFXR/WNCN) — Another Virginian has died from coronavirus, the North Carolina governor’s office announced Wednesday.

The victim, whose hometown has not been confirmed, was in their 60s.

“We extend our deepest sympathies to the families and loved ones. This is a stark warning that for some people COVID-19 is a serious illness. All of us must do our part to stop the spread by staying at home as much as possible and practicing social distancing,” North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said.

The Virginia Department of Health is expected to announce the Commonwealth’s COVID-19 cases early this afternoon. As of Tuesday, there were 290 cases of COVID-19 in Virginia, seven deaths, and 45 hospitalizations. Check back here for updates on the latest numbers early this afternoon.

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