Page County reports 6th case of COVID-19

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LURAY, April 11 — The Virginia Department of Health reported a sixth case of COVID-19 in Page County on Saturday morning.

Page County reported its first case on March 31, and its fifth case just two days ago on April 9.

The Lord Fairfax Health District, which includes Page, has seen 20 new cases in the past two days. Warren County showed the biggest gain with five new cases just on Friday, for a total of 15.

Clarke County is the only area in the health district that has not seen a new case in the last three days.

The VDH updates its COVID-19 statistics each morning by 10 a.m. Those figures reflect data provided by hospitals, healthcare facilities and independent laboratories as of 5 p.m. the previous day.

The breakdown of total COVID-19 cases for the health district is as follows (as of April 11):

  • 63 — Frederick County
  • 19 — City of Winchester
  • 16 — Shenandoah County
  • 15 — Warren County
  • 6 — Page County
  • 3 — Clarke County
  • 122 — TOTAL

Sitting in a neighboring health district, the City of Harrisonburg has now become a regional “hot spot” with 22 news cases reported in the past 24 hours. The Friendly City now has a total of 79 cases of COVID-19.

Frederick County still has the largest number of cases in the Lord Fairfax Health District with 63. However, Frederick only reported one new case on Saturday. On Tuesday, Frederick reported 12 new cases in a single day.

Saturday’s VDH report showed a one-day increase in COVID-19 cases statewide of 12.6-percent. Total cases in Virginia have now reached a new milestone at 5,077.

Hospitalizations increased 8.4 percent in a single day to 837. A total of 37,999 people have been tested statewide.

Deaths in Virginia from COVID-19 have climbed to 130. Four days ago, they stood at 63. The regional breakdown for the state’s coronavirus-related deaths is as follows:

  • 47 — Central
  • 42 — Northern
  • 25 — Eastern
  • 9 — Southwest
  • 7 — Northwest

Fairfax County continues to be the biggest “hot spot” in Virginia, with a total of 946 cases as of Saturday — a 21.8-percent increase in just one day.

Among the seven more densely populated places in the state, who are currently reporting the highest number of cases, here’s what Saturday’s VDH report showed for confirmed cases (one-day increase):

  • 946 — Fairfax County (21.8 percent)
  • 390 — Prince William (15.7 percent)
  • 368 — Henrico County (7.6 percent)
  • 349 — Arlington (11.9 percent)
  • 296 — Loudoun County (8 percent)
  • 236 — Virginia Beach (5.4 percent)
  • 188 — Alexandria (8 percent)

The state’s single biggest one-day jump was in Chesterfield County, where they saw a 28.5-percent increase in the past 24 hours to surpass 200 cases.

VDH is not currently reporting the number of recovered patients, but many medical experts are stating that about 80 percent of those who become infected with the coronavirus will not require hospitalization. And among those who do, only a small percentage will require intensive care.

As of Saturday in Virginia, there were 426 patients in ICU that were either confirmed COVID-19 patients or had tests pending. Of those, 283 were on ventilators, according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

There are 2,801 ventilators on-hand in hospitals across the state. Of those, 654 (or 23 percent) are currently in use, according to VDH.

The first case of COVID-19 in Virginia was detected on March 7 in Prince William County. 

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