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5 coronavirus cases identified in Henry County, 3 in Martinsville and 2 in Patrick County



The Virginia Department of Health reported the highest one-day total of new COVID-19 cases in the West Piedmont Health District on Sunday.


There were five new cases reported in Henry County bringing its total to 39, while there were two new cases reported in neighboring Patrick County for a total of eight.


The city of Martinsville added three new cases.


In Henry County, a woman in her 40s, who was tested on Friday, and a woman in her 30s had unknown exposure, according to Nancy Bell, spokesperson for the health district.


On the other hand, another woman in her 40s and one in her 30s, and a male teenager all had known exposure to the coronavirus.


In Martinsville, a woman in her 30s and a man in his 50s had known exposure to the virus, but a woman in her 20s did not.


Bell said a man in his 60s and a woman in her 50s had known exposure in Patrick County.


With exception of the woman who was tested on Friday, all others are reportedly isolated at home, their close contacts have been identified, and quarantined.


As of Sunday afternoon, six patients from Henry County and four from Martinsville are known to be hospitalized.

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