Hampton reports first coronavirus death

A Hampton man in his 60s with underlying health conditions who tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) has died.

“The Hampton Health Department is saddened to announce the first COVID-19 related death in Hampton,” said Hampton Health acting Director Dr. Steve Julian. “This is a sad day and our hearts go out to his family and friends. The Hampton Health Department is investigating how he may have been exposed to the virus and we urge our community to continue to follow guidance from the Virginia Department of Health to keep COVID-19 from spreading.”

This appears to be a case of community spread, Julian said.

No other information was released.

As of Saturday, James City County has 111 cases, Newport News has 48, Hampton has 39, York County has 19, Williamsburg has 10 and Poquoson has 3, according to the Virginia Department of Health’s website.

There are 2,407 positive cases and 52 deaths statewide. At least eight people from the Peninsula Health District.

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