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Child in Gloucester tests positive for COVID-19

Three Rivers Health District has announced that a Gloucester
resident, a child under the age of 10, has tested positive for COVID-19, the
2019 coronavirus disease. The child was
seen at a pediatric medical practice in Gloucester and is at home with family

The case is the first in the Three Rivers Health District,
said the release, and the possibility of community spread is being

“Given the nature of the current
outbreak, discovering COVID-19 in our community does not come as a surprise and
we expect to see more cases in the coming weeks,” said Three Rivers Health
District Director Dr. Richard Williams. “The Public Health Department is in close
communication with the family and health professionals involved, and is
conducting a thorough investigation of potential exposures.”

The health department continues to
conduct surveillance and investigation of any future potential cases. This is a
continually evolving situation in Virginia and nationwide, said ...

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