Three Rivers Health District confirms first positive case of coronavirus disease

SALUDA—The Three Rivers Health District on March 19 announced a pediatric resident of Gloucester had tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This case marked the first case in the Three Rivers Health District and the possibility of community spread was investigated.

A subsequent positive case in Gloucester has since been reported.

“Given the nature of the current outbreak, discovering COVID-19 in our community does not come as a surprise and we expect to see more cases in the coming weeks” said Three Rivers Health District Director Dr. Richard Williams. “The Public Health Department is in close communication with the family and health professionals involved and is conducting a thorough investigation of potential…

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