By Randy Arrington
LURAY, Aug. 14 — The Virginia Department of Health has reported a total of 35 new cases of COVID-19 within the Lord Fairfax Health District over the past two days. That represents a slight increase in new cases, which were reported in the single digits on Monday and Wednesday.
Friday’s update from the state health department showed six new cases of the coronavirus in Warren County. Combined with four new cases reported on Thursday, Warren had the highest two-day total for new cases in the health district at 10.
Both Shenandoah County and the City of Winchester reported eight new cases over the last two days, while Frederick County had four.
Page County reported two new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, and two more on Friday. Page was the only locality within the health district to report a new hospitalization on Friday, while Winchester reported one on Thursday.
Over the past seven days, Page County has seen 171 tests administered for COVID-19, with 14 positive cases being reported. That results in a seven-day positivity rate of 8.2 percent.
The six jurisdictions within the health district have not reported a pandemic-related death in three days.
A cumulative breakdown by jurisdiction of the health district’s 2,624 reported cases, 231 hospitalizations and 90 deaths is as follows (hospitalizations – deaths):
- 732 — Shenandoah County (79-46)
- 690 — Frederick County (52-9)
- 412 — City of Winchester (32-4)
- 366 — Warren County (22-6)
- 351 — Page County (38-25)
- 73 — Clarke County (8-0)
Rockingham County reported a new death related to COVID-19 on Thursday, along with seven new cases over the past two days. Harrisonburg has reported five new cases, with one hospitalization during that time.
Statewide, 1,216 new cases of COVID-19 were reported on Friday, making it the second-straight day that more than 1,000 new cases were reported in Virginia. For four days prior, the number of new cases stayed below the 1,000-mark. One week ago, the state hit a one-day peak of 2,015 new cases being reported on Aug. 7.
The Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association reported Friday that 1,299 people are currently hospitalized that have either been confirmed to have COVID-19 or are awaiting test results. That figure is up 41 since yesterday.
Among those hospitalized, 268 are in intensive care, according to VHHA — down 21 since yesterday. Currently, there are 150 COVID-19 patients statewide on ventilators, up nine since yesterday.
Since the pandemic hit Virginia, VHHA reports that 13,477 people who have been confirmed to have COVID-19 and were hospitalized, have been discharged.
VDH reported seven more deaths statewide due to the COVID-19 pandemic on Friday, and 18 over the last two days. A total of 2,370 people in Virginia have died from the coronavirus since March 14.