(Eastern Shore, Va.) – The Eastern Shore Health District currently has 13 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The District was unable to identify specific causes related to travel or close contact with a known infected individual for some of these cases, confirming community transmission of the virus. The health department continues to conduct surveillance and investigation of any future potential cases.
“We need to place less focus on the overall number of cases and operate under the assumption there are many more infected individuals than have been identified through testing,” states Jon Richardson, Chief Operating Officer. The COVID-19 virus is circulating in all our communities right now, and the number of infected people is increasing rapidly. It spreads person to person. Every time we leave our home we run an increasing risk of COVID-19 infection. It is imperative that we obey Governor Northam’s STAY AT HOME Order. We must comply with the Governor’s Order to protect ourselves, our families, and our neighbors. Lives are at stake. Stay home, stay safe, stop the spread!