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March 8, 2020
Virginia Department of Health Confirms Second “Presumptive Positive” Case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in State
Virginia’s state and local public health leaders announced two presumptive positive cases of coronaviruses disease earlier today. The first individual is a Marine Base Corps Quantico resident who is at Fort Belvoir. The second individual is a resident of the City of Fairfax in their 80s who traveled on a similar Nile River cruise as other positive coronavirus (COVID-19) patients. See the press release for more information.
Status Update on Two Presumptive Positive Novel Coronavirus Cases on Virginia
On March 8, 2020, Virginia’s state and local public health leaders provided a status update on the first two presumptive positive cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-2019) in Virginia. See the recording.
February 27, 2020 — Situation Update
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to evolve. Although most cases outside of China are travel-related, community spread of the virus is now being detected in a growing number of countries. At this time, person-to-person spread in the United States appears to be limited, but CDC recommends planning at all levels for the eventuality of community spread in the U.S.
CDC has issued a Level 3, Avoid Nonessential Travel notice for China and South Korea. A Level 2, Practice Enhanced Precautions notice has been issued for Japan, Iran and Italy and a watch Level 1 has been issued for Hong Kong. The CDC also recommends that all travelers reconsider cruise ship voyages to or within Asia. This is a rapidly evolving situation, so please see the CDC website for the most up-to-date travel information.
February 11, 2020 - WHO Announces Name for Novel Coronavirus
The World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease that is causing the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak: COVID-19. Our website and other materials are being updated accordingly.
JANUARY 31, 2020 - VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ANNOUNCES NORTHERN REGION PATIENT UNDER INVESTIGATION TESTS NEGATIVE FOR NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (2019-NCOV)
The Virginia Department of Health has received test results for the first of two Patients Under Investigation (PUIs) for Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the Northern Region of Virginia. The results from testing performed at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were negative, indicating that the individual does not have the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection. At this time, Virginia continues to have no confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus 2019-nCoV. Please visit www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus for regular updates on PUIs, test results and other information about the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).