The Virginia Department of Health has updated the number of cases of the coronavirus in the state to 1,020. The VDH says that there have been 25 deaths, 136 hospitalizations, with 12,038 people having been tested. There are now 8 cases in Southwest Virginia with two cases in Lee, Tazewell, and Washington counties each, and one case each in Smyth County and the City of Bristol. One of the latest deaths from COVID-19 in the state occurred in the Mount Rogers Health District, which includes Washington County, Smyth County, Bland County, Wythe County, Carroll County, Galax County, Grayson County, and the City of Bristol. The health district says that the patient was a man in his 80's. He is the first local death related to COVID-19. The health district will not disclose where the man is from for privacy reasons.
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