A second Virginia Coronavirus infected resident was confirmed on Sunday, only one day after reporting Virginia’s first COVID-19 case.
The second case in Virginia is a Fairfax city resident in his 80s, the Virginia Department of Health said in a news release. He first fell ill on Feb. 28 after traveling home from a Nile River cruise — similar to three residents of Montgomery County, Maryland, who have also been sickened.
He was hospitalized on March 5 and remains in stable condition.
Virginia Coronavirus News Briefing 1 PM Sunday, March 8.
Fairfax County and state health authorities will hold a news briefing at 1 p.m. with more on the second case and what is being done to protect Virginia residents.
Virginia’s second confirmed infection comes after state officials announced Saturday that a Marine at Fort Belvoir had tested positive for the disease, becoming the first reported military case on U.S. soil.
Chief Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman tweeted that “the Marine recently returned from overseas where he was on official business. Defense Secretary Mark Esper and the White House have been briefed.”