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Lynchburg now has a confirmed COVID-19 case – but it is not really a new one. The state health’s department’s district covering the Lynchburg region says it was first assigned to Bedford County – but it actually involves a Lynchburg resident. That means there are two confirmed cases right now in Bedford County, one in Lynchburg, and one in Amherst County.

NEWS RELEASE:

It was previously reported to [Central Virginia Health District] that the district’s cases of COVID-19 comprised three in Bedford County and one in Amherst. While further reviewing records associated with each case, CVHD staff noticed a discrepancy that, upon further investigation, revealed one of the Bedford County cases actually resides in Lynchburg. The VDH website has been updated to reflect this change, correctly attributing CVHD’s COVID-19 cases to Bedford (2), Amherst (1), and Lynchburg (1). Please see the below details regarding CVHD’s cases of COVID-19.

CVHD continues to advise residents to take preventive measures known to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. These include frequently washing hands, social distancing, and sanitizing frequently touched surfaces. For more information on how residents can reduce their risk of exposure, please visit: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/prevention-tips/.

TRAVEL= Was travel outside CVHD involved?

KNOWN CONTACT=Was individual exposed to a known case of COVID-19?

  Location Sex Age Travel Known Contact
1 Amherst Male 50s Yes No
2 Bedford Female 70s No No
3 Bedford Female 60s No Yes
4 Lynchburg Male 60s Yes No