Buckingham sees first reported COVID-19 cases
The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported its first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Buckingham County Monday morning, March 30. Later Monday evening, Buckingham County Administrator Rebecca Carter said a second positive case had been reported.
A press release from Buckingham County noted that the initial patient is in their 50s. To protect patient confidentiality, no other information about the individual was provided.
VDH performs “contact tracing” for any case of communicable illness in order to identify potential contacts, assess their risk of exposure and provide medical and public health measures for individuals and the community.
The investigation into these new coronavirus cases are still ongoing.
The initial release highlights that due to the increased frequency of confirmed cases of COVID-19, further press releases to the media will be at the discretion of the Buckingham County Emergency Management.
Prince Edward County has two confirmed cases of coronavirus. Cumberland County has not reported a confirmed case of the virus.