Positive test for COVID-19 reported in Bertie County resident, now three cases in northeast N.C.

Regional health officials confirmed Tuesday a resident of Bertie County has tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases in northeastern North Carolina to three.

Albemarle Regional Health Services director R. Battle Betts, Jr., said the individual is in isolation but shared no additional details.

On Monday, ARHS announced a resident of Hertford County had tested positive. The first case in the region was reported in Pasquotank County on March 19.

Health officials say there have been no cases found on the Outer Banks, while statewide 398 cases had been confirmed on Tuesday, with no deaths.

In Virginia, the first death in southside Hampton Roads was reported Monday in Virginia Beach, one of six in The Commonwealth.

A total of 17 cases had been reported in Virginia Beach as of Tuesday. Chesapeake and Suffolk have one case each, while five were reported in Norfolk and three in Portsmouth.

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