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County has first case of COVID-19

Charlotte County now has its first positively diagnosed case of COVID-19.

The case appeared as one of 2,407 cases statewide in the Saturday morning update from the Virginia Department of Health (VDH). Charlotte County administrator Dan Witt said the county has been told the patient is a female in her 20s.

The county was one of the last Virginia counties to have a diagnosed case of the coronavirus. As of Saturday, only 20 counties remain without a diagnosed case. Nearby Lunenburg and Appomattox counties are two of the 20 counties without a COVID-19 case so far.

Of the 2,407 cases so far in Virginia, there have been 390 hospitalizations and 52 deaths. To track the spread of the coronavirus in Virginia through the VDH go to http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/