Frederick reports district’s 94th death; Harrisonburg adds 77 cases

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By Randy Arrington

LURAY, Sept. 1 — The Virginia Department of Health reported the 94th death related to COVID-19 in the Lord Fairfax Health District on Tuesday. Frederick County reported the death — the 11th in the county — along with four new hospitalizations and two new cases.

Winchester reported the district’s highest jump in new cases on Tuesday with seven, along with one new hospitalization. Shenandoah County added four new cases and one hospitalization.

Clarke, Page and Warren did not see any new cases reported Tuesday. 

A cumulative breakdown by jurisdiction of the health district’s 2,818 reported cases, 246 hospitalizations and 94 deaths is as follows (hospitalizations – deaths):

  • 773 — Shenandoah County (81-48)
  • 766 — Frederick County (60-11)
  • 446 — City of Winchester (35-4)
  • 391 — Warren County (22-6)
  • 361 — Page County (39-25)
  • 81 — Clarke County (9-0)

Harrisonburg continued to see an increase in new cases for the sixth-straight day, with 77 new cases of COVID-19 reported on Tuesday. Since classes began at James Madison University last Wednesday, a total of 262 new cases of the coronavirus have surfaced in the city — 138 in the last two days.

JMU has created a dashboard to report COVID-19 cases among students and faculty. So far, nearly 400 cases have been reported by the university with about 150 students self-reporting and more than 100 testing positive at the University Health Center. Some students remained home and are not in Harrisonburg.

Rockingham County reported 11 new cases of the virus on Tuesday, along with one new hospitalization.

Statewide, 1,021 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Tuesday, a jump from 847 cases reported on Monday. In total, 121, 615 cases of the coronavirus have been reported in Virginia since mid-February.

New hospitalizations across the state jumped from 14 on Monday to 52 Tuesday. However, total hospitalizations are down 43 since yesterday as the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association reported Tuesday that 1,039 people are currently hospitalized that have either been confirmed to have COVID-19 or are awaiting test results.

Among those hospitalized, 258 are in intensive care, according to VHHA — up one since yesterday. Currently, there are 130 COVID-19 patients statewide on ventilators, down 16 since yesterday.

Since the pandemic hit Virginia, VHHA reports that 15,199 people who have been confirmed to have COVID-19 and were hospitalized, have been discharged.

VDH reported 32 more deaths related to the COVID-19 pandemic on Tuesday after reporting only 11 on Monday. Virginia has seen 2,612 people died from the novel coronavirus since March 14.

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