Virginia's 2nd coronavirus death reported

Posted at 4:12 PM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 18:52:24-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- A second coronavirus death has been reported in the Peninsula Health District, health officials told WTKR.

The 70-year-old man acquired COVID-19 through an unknown source, officials said.

His cause of his death was respiratory failure as a result of COVID-19.

“It is a sad day in our community as we learn that a local resident has died from COVID-19. Our hearts go out to his family and friends. We will continue to work toward a day where no one dies from this virus,” said Peninsula Health Department Acting Director Dr. Steve Julian, MD, MBA, FACS. “The Hampton/Peninsula Health District is working closely with our community healthcare partners to assure the best care in response to the Pandemic.”

The state's first coronavirus death, another man in his 70s, was reported on Saturday.