1,250 coronavirus cases confirmed in VA, 27 deaths; 1st case in Carroll County

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RICHMOND, Va. (WDBJ7) - The Virginia Department of Health is reporting 1,250 cases of coronavirus in the commonwealth as of Tuesday morning. That's up from 1,020 reported Monday.

There are 27 recorded coronavirus-related deaths in the commonwealth as of Tuesday, up from 25 Monday, and 165 people have been hospitalized. 13,401 people have been tested. VDH has not been reporting numbers of people who have recovered.

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Tuesday, the Central Shenandoah Health District confirmed three new cases in Rockbridge County and one case in the city of Buena VIsta.

Also Tuesday, the Mount Rogers Health District reported the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Carroll County, and a second case in Wythe County, and a third case in Washington County. There are no community contacts of concern in these cases, according to the district, and there is no evidence of community transmission in these counties.

“For any case of communicable disease, VDH does investigation and ‘contact tracing.’ We identify and notify contacts, assess their risk of exposure and provide medical guidance for isolation (if symptoms are present) or quarantine (if no symptoms are present). We also advise the community on public health measures,” said Karen Shelton, M.D., director for the Mount Rogers Health District.

Any new confirmed cases from health departments throughout the state the rest of the day won't show up until at least the following day 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.

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Monday, Governor Northam issued a "stay-at-home" order for people who didn't have to go out.

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