First COVID-19 death reported in Loudoun; Va. toll now at 14
Woman in her 70s dies from respiratory failure
The Loudoun County Health Department reported its first COVID-19 death Thursday afternoon, bringing the total fatalities in Virginia to 14.
The patient was a woman in her 70s who died from respiratory failure caused by the virus. She was hospitalized, according to a press release from the county.
“We are saddened by the first confirmed death of a Loudoun County resident due to COVID-19. Our hearts go out to her loved ones,” Dr. David Goodfriend, director of the Loudoun County Health Department, said in a statement. “The health of our residents is our top priority, and we ask that everyone do their part to slow the spread of the virus in our community: practice social distancing, wash your hands and cover coughs and sneezes.
According to the most recent update by the Virginia Department of Health, Loudoun has 28 recorded COVID-19 cases, and there are 460 recorded statewide.