Eastern Shore Health District confirms 3 additional cases of COVID-19


EASTERN SHORE, Va. (WAVY) — The Eastern Shore Health District reports that three more people tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend.

Officials say two of the tree cases have no known travel off the Shore and had no contact with previously confirmed cases. A thorough investigation of the cases and any potential cases has been conducted.

“We believe the two cases from this weekend are evidence of the beginning of community transmission of the virus,” says Eastern Shore Health District Director Dr. Richard Williams.

“Social distancing practices must be maintained. Stay at home and leave only for critical supplies. If you’re sick, contact your primary care provider via phone.”

The first confirmed case of COVID-19 on the Shore was reported on March 19. Two days later, a man in his 60s was confirmed to have tested positive for the case.

The man was a travel companion of the first identified case.

According to the Virginia Department of Health, there are currently 7 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the Shore with 1 in Northampton and 6 from Accomack.

As of Monday morning, the VDH is reporting 1,020 cases overall, with 25 deaths and 136 hospitalizations.

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