“Presumptive positive” coronavirus test result announced in Loudoun County


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LEESBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Officials in Loudoun County say a resident in their 40s has received a “presumptive positive” coronavirus test result.

The individual is believed to have come in contact with a person with COVID-19 while attending Christ Church, Georgetown in Washington, D.C., which has reported a case. This resident was brought to the attention of the Loudoun County Health Department early Tuesday morning following testing for the novel coronavirus by the Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services in Richmond. The positive test result is considered a presumptive positive, pending confirmatory testing by CDC. The patient is currently doing well and is isolated at home.

Loudoun County Department of Health Statement

County Health Department Director Dr. David Goodfriend said the risk to other Loudoun County residents is low.

“We anticipated that a case of COVID-19 would be diagnosed in our community at some point,” said Board of Supervisors Chair Phyllis J. Randall. “It is important that we all follow the prevention guidance issued by the CDC to help limit the spread of the coronavirus.”

A Virginia Beach couple is the first outside northern Virginia to say they have coronavirus. The couple, who wish to remain anonymous, told our sister station WAVY-TV on Tuesday that health officials confirmed they tested positive after being tested earlier this week. The two new cases have yet to be reported by the Virginia Department of Health and officially confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control.

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