Powhatan’s COVID-19 patient not in county

Powhatan’s COVID-19 patient not in county
County Emergency Management Officials urge citizens to continue to practice social distancing and frequent hand washing. (Source: WXIX photo)

POWHATAN COUNTY, Va. (WWBT) - Powhatan County officials said they have been notified that the person who tested positive for COVID-19 has not been in the county during their illness.

Officials said that per the Virginia Department of Health’s reporting protocol, it uses the patient’s official address when assigning the location of the case, rather than the actual address where the person was residing or isolating.

The patient was not hospitalized and is currently self-isolating at home.

“We have been told that this person has not been in Powhatan County during the time they have been ill. County Emergency Management Officials remind citizens that this situation is very fluid and constantly changing, and confirmed case or not, we should all take precautions as if the virus is already in our community,” officials said.

Further details on who the patient is and how he or she caught it is unknown at this time.

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