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Virginia reports third coronavirus death

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Posted at 6:21 PM, Mar 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-21 18:23:55-04

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. - The Fairfax County Heath Department confirms its first coronavirus death, marking it as Virginia's third coronavirus related death.

The Fairfax County Health Department says the patient was a male in his sixties who got the virus through contact with someone else who tested positive.

Two deaths in the Peninsula were reported earlier in the week by the Virginia Department of Health.

"We are saddened by the first confirmed death of a Fairfax County resident due to COVID-19. Our hearts go out to his loved ones,” said Dr. Gloria Addo-Ayensu, Director of Health at Fairfax County Health Department. “The health of our residents is our top priority and we ask that everyone do their part to slow the spread of the virus in our community: practice social distancing, wash your hands, and cover coughs and sneezes.”

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