A Fairfax County, Virginia, man in his 60s is the third individual to die within the state on account of the novel coronavirus.
The affected person acquired COVID-19 by way of contact with a beforehand reported case, the Fairfax County Well being Division stated in an announcement. His reason for loss of life was respiratory failure on account of the illness.
Two other men have died within the Peninsula area of Virginia.
“We’re saddened by the primary confirmed loss of life of a Fairfax County resident as a consequence of COVID-19. Our hearts exit to his family members,” Dr. Gloria Addo-Ayensu, Director of Well being at Fairfax County Well being Division stated in an announcement. “The well being of our residents is our prime precedence and we ask that everybody do their half to gradual the unfold of the virus in our neighborhood: apply social distancing, wash your palms, and canopy coughs and sneezes.”
As of Saturday night, there have been 152 cases in Virginia and 22 of them had been in Fairfax County.
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