Henrico death brings VA coronavirus toll to 15

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RICHMOND, Va. (WDBJ7) - Virginia's death toll from coronavirus-related causes is 15 as of Thursday afternoon, with the death of a fourth resident of Canterbury Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Henrico. The patient was a man in his 70s.

Over the past 12 days, 17 residents and six workers at Canterbury have tested positive for COVID-19.

The same day, the Loudoun County Health Department in northern Virginia reported its first death of a patient who had been in a hospital and tested positive for the virus. The patient was a woman in her 70s.

The cause of death was respiratory failure as a result of COVID-19.

The two new deaths have not yet been added to the state number, which is updated at noon each day.

The Virginia Department of Health’s Mount Rogers Health District announced Thursday a new confirmed case of COVID-19 in that district. The patient is a Bristol City resident who contracted the illness during out-of-state travel. The person is self-isolating at home and there is no concern over community contact, according to health officials.

Also Thursday, the Central Virginia Health District reported an update regarding its cases. It had reported its cases of COVID-19 comprised three in Bedford County and one in Amherst. While further reviewing records associated with each case, CVHD staff noticed a discrepancy that revealed one of the Bedford County cases actually resides in Lynchburg.

The VDH website has been updated to reflect this change, correctly attributing CVHD's COVID-19 cases to Bedford (2), Amherst (1), and Lynchburg (1).

The Virginia Department of Health is reporting 460 cases of coronavirus in the commonwealth as of noon Thursday. That's up from 391 Wednesday.

With the Loudoun and Henrico deaths, there are 15 recorded coronavirus-related deaths in the commonwealth, and 65 people have been hospitalized. 6,189 people have been tested.

The health department map has started breaking down cases by not only region, but age groups and sex. For instance, there are only four confirmed cases in children up to nine years old, but 84 each in people in their 50s and 60s.

211 of the patients are female, 242 male and seven not reported, according to state numbers.

Any new confirmed cases from health departments throughout the state the rest of the day won't show up until at least Friday on the state list, as the official numbers are only updated once a day, with a 5 p.m. cutoff each day for new cases to be reflected on the next day's list.

Governor Ralph Northam will hold another briefing Friday afternoon to update the commonwealth on the coronavirus outbreak.

WDBJ7 will air the 2 p.m. news conference, with a live stream here, and share it from the governor's Facebook page.

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