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Three more area residents test positive

Prince Edward, Buckingham and Cumberland counties have all gained a positive COVID-19 case each according to Saturday’s update from the Virginia Department of Health.

Prince Edward now has three cases. Buckingham County has four cases and Cumberland County has two cases of the coronavirus.

Buckingham County officials recently warned of a potential for rapid community spread after two members of the same family tested positive. The two had been in a large family gathering and had also visited the grocery and dollar stores before being diagnosed with the virus.

No further information on the ages or gender of the new cases are available. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

As of Saturday morning’s update, 2,407 people have tested positive for the virus in the state. Of those, there have been 390 hospitalizations and 52 deaths. Only one person in the Southside area has died from the disease so far. That person was not a resident of Prince Edward, Buckingham or Cumberland counties.

Charlotte County was added to the list of counties with an individual diagnosed with the virus Saturday morning. Lunenburg and Appomattox counties remain two of 20 counties in Virginia without a diagnosed case so far.