First confirmed COVID-19 case in New Kent County reported


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NEW KENT, Va. (WRIC) — The Chickahominy Health District confirmed the first coronavirus case in New Kent County Friday morning.

The patient is a woman in her twenties who is isolating at home and recovering.

As of Thursday at noon there were 460 confirmed cases in Virginia with 13 deaths.

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