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Augusta Health reports first two positive COVID-19 cases

Augusta HealthAugusta Health confirmed Wednesday that it has tested two patients who have been confirmed positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).

No details on either of the two cases were released to the public along with the announcement.

“Central Shenandoah Health District is conducting a thorough investigation for each COVID-19 case,” said Laura Kornegay, M.D., director of the Central Shenandoah Health District. “Those who have been identified as exposed to a COVID-19 case will be notified by CSHD and informed of the steps necessary to remain healthy and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“That said, it is still extremely important that individuals continue to follow social distancing, proper hand hygiene, and staying home as much as possible,” Kornegay said. “We recognize this is a challenging time for everyone and appreciate each individual’s commitment to preventing the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.”