Published: Tue, March 24, 2020
Health Care | By Cedric Leonard

COVID-19 cases in Virginia Beach jumps to 17

COVID-19 cases in Virginia Beach jumps to 17

The Virginia Department of Health announced the deaths of three more Virginia residents Sunday, bringing the number of COVID-19 fatalities in the commonwealth to six people.

That includes the third death from the virus in Virginia - a man in his 60's from Fairfax County. The hardest-hit nations are China followed by Italy, the U.S., Spain, Germany, Iran and France. Submit it for publication at Fort Hunt Herald by completing the form here or emailing

The governor says the closures are necessary to minimize the speed at which COVID-19 spreads and protect the capacity of the health care system. The cause of death was respiratory failure because of COVID-19.

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On March, 18, the World Health Organization cautioned parents to prepare to safeguard their children against the coronavirus. The positive cases include a hospital employee at the Abbeville Area Medical Center, according to the hospital.

The Virginia Department of Health, which releases updated figures at noon each day, says 3,697 people have been tested in Virginia. On Saturday, Northam said more supplies are coming, but exact details on quantity and timing were unknown.

As of Sunday, schools were closed in 46 states, according to Education Week, affecting at least 54.5 million students.

"We have an economic crisis, but the sooner that we can get this health crisis under control, the sooner our economy will recover".

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