Thomas Jefferson Health District reports first COVID-19 death
Woman in her 80s has died.
A woman in her 80s is the first person in the Thomas Jefferson Health District to die from the COVID-19 coronavirus, officials there announced Tuesday.
The district includes the city of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson. The Virginia Department of Health updates its COVID-19 stats daily at 9 a.m., and all cases and deaths reported by health districts before 5 p.m. are included in the next day’s totals.
On Tuesday, the state reported 1,250 positive cases statewide, as well as 27 deaths and 165 people hospitalized. The Thomas Jefferson district has 50 positive cases, according to the most recent data.