By Randy Arrington
LURAY, April 24 — For the second-consecutive day, Page County lead the Lord Fairfax Health District with the highest number of new cases of COVID-19 reported by the Virginia Department of Health.
Page County now has a total of 30 reported cases of the novel coronavirus, with eight new cases reported Friday morning. That followed six new cases reported on Thursday. Here’s a look at the running number of total cases reported by VDH in Page County over the last nine days:
- 6 — Wednesday, April 15
- 7 — Thursday, April 16
- 10 — Friday, April 17
- 13 — Saturday, April 18
- 14 — Monday, April 19
- 16 — Wednesday, April 22
- 22 — Thursday, April 23
- 30 — Friday, April 24
Friday morning’s report also included two new hospitalizations among the reported cases in Page, bringing that total up to eight. There have been no reported deaths related to COVID-19 in Page County or within the five-county health district.
The VDH has not provided any further details about the recent spike in Page County, except for a press release issued Wednesday about one patient testing positive for COVID-19 at Skyview Springs Rehab and Nursing Center in Luray.
The current breakdown of total COVID-19 cases reported within the health district is as follows (hospitalizations):
- 87 — Frederick County (9)
- 65 — Shenandoah County (10)
- 36 — Warren County (3)
- 31 — City of Winchester (0)
- 30 — Page County (8)
- 7 — Clarke County (1)
Shenandoah and Warren counties continue to add new cases as well, reporting seven and six, respectively, overnight.
As of Friday morning, the Lord Fairfax Health District reports a total of 256 cases, up 22 since yesterday. The VDH also reports a total of 10 outbreaks within the health district that are being monitored, including at least one in Page County where 24 new cases have been reported in the last nine days.
There are a total of 176 outbreaks across the state — 98 at long term care facilities, where they have reported 1,009 cases and 80 deaths.
Testing is on the rise statewide, with 4,497 tests for COVID-19 being administered just yesterday — a one-day high for Virginia. A total of 69,015 people in the state have been tested.
Statewide, 596 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Friday morning, with 84 new hospitalizations and 38 new deaths. Overall, there have been 11,594 cases reported in Virginia and 410 deaths.
Across Virginia as of Friday, there were 1,399 people hospitalized who have been confirmed or are awaiting tests for COVID-19, with 379 in intensive care and 220 on ventilators, according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.
Currently, a total of 1,672 people who were hospitalized with COVID-19 have been treated and released. There are 5,485 hospital beds available in the state.
Fairfax County continues to produce the biggest single-day increase for new cases, with 172 reported on Friday. Fairfax has a total of 2,534 reported cases of COVID-19, with 455 hospitalizations and 85 deaths. Here’s a breakdown of Virginia’s six highest case totals as of Friday morning (hospitalizations-deaths):
- 2,534 — Fairfax County (455-85)
- 1,110 — Prince William County (112-18)
- 729 — Henrico County (107-86)
- 722 — Arlington County (120-24)
- 547 — Alexandria (81-15)
- 529 — Loudoun County (67-10)
While the City of Harrisonburg still has less than 500 cases — per capita, it continues to be one the hottest spots for new cases in the state with nine more reported Friday morning. Harrisonburg has a total of 355 reported cases of COVID-19 with 23 hospitalizations and nine deaths, according to VDH.
Rockingham County has a total of 176 cases (13 new on Friday), with 13 hospitalizations and one death.
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