Positive case of COVID-19 confirmed at Carilion

Published: Mar. 19, 2020 at 5:56 PM EDT
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Carilion Clinic has announced a southwest Virginia resident has tested positive for

and is in serious condition.

The person diagnosed is an elderly patient from Botetourt County, the Virginia Department of Health confirmed.

Botetourt County is in the Alleghany Health District.

You can find a map of the Alleghany Health District


The patient was admitted to Carilion Memorial Hospital Monday, March 16, displaying symptoms of coronavirus, and was tested.

The patient was placed in a COVID-19 isolation unit. Results were received from a commercial testing lab March 19 and shared with the Virginia Department of Health.

The Virginia Department of Health is overseeing the investigation to trace relevant patient contacts.

As of March 19, Carilion Clinic had tested 172 patients for COVID-19, with 69 negative results and one positive. Carilion is awaiting results for the remaining 102.

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