A man in his 40s is hospitalized in Danville after testing positive for COVID-19, officials report.

The Pittsylvania-Danville Health District announced Sunday morning its first case of the illness in a resident of the district. The patient is a male in his 40s. The patient is hospitalized, following exposure to a known positive COVID-19 case elsewhere in Virginia.

Shortly after the health department's announcement, Sovah Health also confirmed the case at its Danville campus. 

"This patient is currently in isolation at Sovah Health-Danville," the Danville hospital stated.

The Southside Health District announced Friday its first COVID-19 case in the district with a Mecklenburg County resident in his 50s who had contact with a person in another part of Virginia who was diagnosed with COVID-19.