Tazewell County reports first COVID-19 death

TAZEWELL COUNTY, VA (WOAY)- The Virginia Department of Health has reported to the Tazewell County Board of Supervisors the first confirmed death of a Tazewell County resident due to the novel coronavirus.

”The Board of Supervisors expresses their deepest sympathy and condolences to the family and friends of the patient. While we have seen COVID-19 related deaths across the globe the loss of a local resident is especially heartfelt. The health and safety of our residents is the County’s top priority and we will continue to work with the Virginia Department of Health to care for and protect the safety of our community” County Administrator Eric Young.

The Board stressed the importance of all residents following CDC guidelines, including wearing a face
mask, washing your hands frequently and social distancing, to reduce the spread of the virus.