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COVID-19 cases climb in Wise, Lee counties

Staff report • Apr 13, 2020 at 11:27 AM

Wise and Lee counties reported jumps in their confirmed COVID-19 cases over the weekend, according to state health officials.

The Virginia Department of Health’s COVID-19 tracking website (http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus) on Monday showed a total of 13 cases reported in Wise County – five cases more than reported Friday. Lee County’s case total more than doubled over the weekend, from three on Friday to seven cases confirmed Monday after 10 a.m.

The VDH website updates after 10 a.m. daily, based on cases reported by 5 p.m. the previous day.

LENOWISCO Health District officials Saturday night reported the county’s first confirmed COVID-19 death. No details were given on the victim due to privacy concerns.

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