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School-aged child along nine others who contracted COVID-19 in Henry, Patrick counties

A school-aged child was along nine others who contracted COVID-19 in the West Piedmont Health District.

On Tuesday evening, Nancy Bell, the district's Population Health Manager, announced eight confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Henry County and two cases in Patrick County.

Five males in their 20s, 40s, and 60s, and three women in their 40s, 50s, and 60s were Henry County's cases. 

Bell said the male child who contracted the virus was between 8-12 years old.

A man and a woman, both in their 50s, from Patrick County tested positive.

Henry County's total is now at 138 cases with eight hospitalizations and three deaths.

The total of cases in Patrick County was pushed to 20 with no hospitalizations or deaths

Martinsville remained at 44 cases, including six hospitalizations and one death, and Franklin County remained at 35 cases with four hospitalizations and two deaths.

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