They declined to specify where the person lives in the region, but noted that they had not traveled recently.
The news comes two weeks after a couple Maryland were diagnosed with the mutated version of the virus.
Initial information from health officials indicated that while the variant spreads faster than the previously encountered version of COVID-19 that has been ravaging the U.S. since March 2020, the strain from the UK is not more lethal.
A new study suggests from British experts, however, suggests the opposite.
According to the Virginia health department, the new strain has been identified in 23 states as of Jan. 22.