York County recorded its first coronavirus positive case Monday, according to the updated report from the Virginia Department of Health.
James City County has 10 as of Monday.
The first death in the state was in James City County — a man in his 70s who acquired COVID-19 through an unknown source. The cause of death was respiratory failure as a result of COVID-19.
State Health Commissioner Dr. Norman Oliver said VDH is still investigating the case of the man who died because it’s unclear where he came into contact with the virus.
Gov. Ralph Northam on Sunday banned all events in the state with more than 100 people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that gatherings of 50 people or more in nation be canceled or postponed over the next eight weeks because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Officials from James City County, Williamsburg, York County, Newport News, Hampton and Poquoson issued a joint statement Saturday night, urging Peninsula residents “to avoid gatherings of more than 50 people. This includes church services, civic/social organization meetings, and public events and festivities.”