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Virus cases rise to 10

The counties of Prince Edward, Buckingham, Cumberland, Charlotte and Lunenburg all experienced sizable jumps in their respective coronavirus case counts Tuesday, May 26.

Lunenburg County cases finally reached double digits, reaching the 10-case mark. The county remains one of the least-affected counties in the area by the coronavirus with no hospitalizations and no deaths as a result of the 10 cases.

A zip code breakdown shows Victoria has the most positive cases of the virus with five.

Last Friday, a third inmate in the two Buckingham County prisons succumbed to the virus. A total of six inmates have died from the virus in Virginia. Three of them have been in Buckingham County. Two inmates have died at Buckingham Correctional Center and one at the Dillwyn Correction Center.

Prince Edward County was listed on the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) website Tuesday as having jumped to 122 total coronavirus cases as compared to the 108 reported the day prior.

It appears most of the county’s new cases were the result of positive tests stemming from the Farmville and Prospect zip codes. The Farmville zip code of 23901 was listed as having experienced 90 cases of the virus as of Tuesday compared to the 83 positives reported Saturday.

Last Thursday, May 21, VDH listed Prospect’s number of positive cases as “suppressed,” meaning between one and four cases had been confirmed at that time. Prospect’s 23960 zip code was listed as having risen to 20 cases of the virus Tuesday, May 26.

Hampden-Sydney was the only zip code in Farmville listed by VDH as having experienced zero coronavirus cases as of Tuesday.