HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) — The Central Shenandoah Health District has confirmed its first fatality due to COVID-19.


According to a statement sent by the district on Friday afternoon, the first resident of the district has died due to the novel coronavirus.

“We regret to announce that we have experienced our first local COVID-19-related fatality,” said Laura Kornegay, M.D., director of the Central Shenandoah Health District. “On behalf of all of us at VDH, I extend sincere condolences to this person’s family.”

Dr. Kornegay did not identify exactly where the patient was located or any details about the patient, like age. Robert Parker, with the Virginia Department of Health told WHSV that the only information that can be provided, to protect patient privacy, is the

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