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Cumberland County woman diagnosed with COVID-19

Cumberland County officials reported the first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus in the county Wednesday morning, April 1.

According to the release, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported the patient as being a 68-year-old woman from Cumberland.

To protect patient confidentiality, no further information was provided about the patient. VDH’s investigation into the case is currently ongoing.

The county declared a local emergency March 16 in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

As of Wednesday morning, the VDH website listed 1,484 COVID-19 cases in Virginia out of a total 15,344 people tested. The state was listed as having 208 hospitalizations and 34 deaths due to the virus. Cumberland’s first diagnosis is not included in these statistics.