Virginia’s Eastern Shore Reports First Case of Coronavirus

Virginia’s Eastern Shore has reported it’s first case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Accomack County.

Eastern Shore Health District officials announced that a resident tested positive. They say “It is believed that this case was travel related and was not acquired through local community spread.” The Health District is investigating to determine any potential public exposures the patient may have had.

Director Dr. Richard Williams said “We are not surprised to see our first positive COVID-19 case in the District. This reinforces the significant importance of social distancing.”