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Three more coronavirus related deaths reported on Peninsula

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Posted at 4:17 PM, Mar 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-22 17:29:43-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - The Virginia Department of Health has reported three new deaths from coronavirus in the Peninsula.

VDH officials say out of the three deaths, two were confirmed cases in the Peninsula and the third was a newly positive case.

All three deaths were females in their eighties who had been hospitalized, VDH says. One was a resident of a long-term care facility.

The three patients were from Newport News, Williamsburg, and James City County.

VDH officials say the patients contracted COVID-19 from an unknown source and the cause of death was a respiratory failure due to coronavirus.

“It is with deep sadness that we announce three additional victims of COVID-19. We at VDH express our condolences to those families,” said Peninsula Acting Health Director Dr. Steve Julian. “Increased public cooperation with the publicized guidelines that lessen the spread of the disease will reduce the incidence of deaths related to COVID-19.”

Virginia now has a total of six deaths due to coronavirus.

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