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VA Department of Health: 2 new presumptive positive cases of coronavirus

The Virginia Department of Health confirmed the status of the patients on Monday.

WASHINGTON — The Fairfax County health director provided a coronavirus briefing to board of supervisors Tuesday morning after one of two confirmed cases in the state happened in their county.

Two additional presumptive positive cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the Commonwealth, the Virginia Department of Health announced on Monday.

The cases are the fourth and fifth presumptive positives in Virginia thus far. The Virginia Department of Health confirmed earlier Monday that an Arlington County resident has tested positive for coronavirus, an individual in their 60's. A Marine at Fort Belvoir in Fairfax County, Va., tested positive on Saturday for the coronavirus.

The fourth presumptive positive case was a Fairfax resident who had contact with another patient who tested positive -- both traveled on the same Nile River Cruise. The fifth patient is a resident of Spotsylvania County in their 50s who developed symptoms fever, cough, and shortness of breath after returning from international travel.

“Through a strategic, coordinated, statewide response, the Commonwealth is well-prepared to respond to positive COVID-19 cases as they occur," said State Health Commissioner, M. Norman Oliver.

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