The Western Tidewater Health District reported its first COVID-19 death in the region.
The man was in his 60s and died in a local hospital from respiratory failure, officials said.
The man had several underlying medical conditions.
“The staff of the Western Tidewater Health District is deeply saddened by the death of this patient,” said Dr. Todd Wagner district director.
“This is another reminder of how important it is for us to protect ourselves and others from the COVID-19 virus.”
Western Tidewater Health District covers Isle of Wight County, Southampton County and Suffolk.
Health officials report that 17 people have died and 99 people have been hospitalized.
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