Virginia governor announces state’s first death from coronavirus

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Gov. Ralph Northam on Saturday announced Virginia’s first death from the coronavirus.

“Pam and I were deeply saddened to learn that a Virginian has died from COVID-19, and we grieve for everyone this virus has touched around the world.” Northam said in a statement.

The patient was a male in his 70s who acquired the virus from an unknown source, according to the Virginia Department of Public Health. The cause of death was respiratory failure.