Virginia Beach residents test 'presumptive positive' for coronavirus

Posted at 1:13 PM, Mar 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-10 22:36:19-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - A local couple has tested "presumptive positive" for the coronavirus, the Virginia Department of Health announced Tuesday afternoon.

Officials said the cases mark the first two cases in the Virginia Beach Health District, and the sixth and seventh cases in Virginia.

All reported cases in Virginia have been travel-related, and there is no evidence of community transmission of COVID-19 in Virginia, the VDH said.

A male in his 60s and female in her 50s traveled on a Nile River cruise, which recently reported COVID-19 cases. They returned to United States on March 5.

On Sunday, March 8, the patients were tested at a Virginia Beach hospital.

The positive test results returned Tuesday are considered presumptive, pending confirmation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).