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COVID-19 cases up to 15

The latest update from the Virginia Department Health shows positive cases in the county have grown to 15 as of Tuesday, June 2.

The total increased by two cases from Monday to Tuesday.

Friday, May 29, the Lunenburg Emergency Management Facebook page said the county had 12 cases with four people who had recovered, meaning eight cases remained active.

The county received some good news on the coronavirus issue recently when Virginia Marble announced the company had tested 24 employees who had potentially been in contact with an employee who tested positive. Each of the tests came back negative.

“We want to recognize the immense effort all our employees have given during this pandemic,” a May 18 letter to Virginia Marble employees said. “You all have placed one another’s health and safety first and have continued to adapt to the ongoing changes and challenges this crisis brings.”

Other surrounding areas continue to see case growth of the virus and deaths.

Two additional Buckingham County prison inmates died from complications of COVID-19 in the last week.

On Thursday, May 28, a Buckingham Correctional Center (BKCC) inmate, the third since the prison’s initial outbreak, passed away due to the virus.

Saturday, May 31 marked nearby Dillwyn Correctional Center’s (DCC) second inmate death due to COVID-19.

Five of the nine inmate deaths related to the coronavirus in Virginia have occurred at prisons in Buckingham County.

The Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC) reported 147 total coronavirus cases stemming from BKCC’s offender population Monday, June 1, a 29 case increase from the day prior.

Buckingham’s Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported coronavirus case count stood at 465 Tuesday, although the county was still listed as only having three deaths as a result of COVID-19.

Cumberland County was listed at 38 cases Tuesday, June 1, and Prince Edward County had risen to 143 cases. Charlotte County cases now stand at 25.

On Tuesday, June 2, Virginia was listed as having experienced a total of 46,239 novel coronavirus cases and 1,407 COVID-19-related deaths.

A model from the University of Washington suggests deaths from the coronavirus will total 2,576 by August 4.