By Randy Arrington
LURAY, June 14 — Although Page County only reported six new cases of COVID-19 and no related hospitalizations over the past week, the county did report the only death related to the virus within the Lord Fairfax Health District.
The COVID-19 fatality was reported over the weekend and marks Page County’s 58th death during the pandemic. The majority of new cases reported in Page County over the past week surfaced over the weekend in the Luray area (22835), according to a ZIP code data breakdown provided by VDH. The six new cases mark a dramatic decline from the 40 new cases of COVID reported last week in the county.
Page County’s seven-day positivity rate remains low at 2.8 percent. It marks an increase from last Monday’s 1.1 percent, but a drop from the week’s high of 3.9 percent late last week.
A total of 434 COVID-19 vaccinations were administered in Page County over the past week (up from 298 the previous week), with the number of residents receiving at least one dose growing by 202 (up from 158) and the number of fully vaccinated residents increasing 253 (up from 155). As of Sunday’s report by VDH, a cumulative total of 15,868 vaccinations have been given locally, with 8,838 people receiving at least one dose (37 percent of the population) and 7,663 have been fully vaccinated (32.1 percent).
The Lord Fairfax Health District saw a total of 41 new cases of COVID-19 over the past week, along with nine hospitalizations. The only virus-related death was reported in Page County.
Virginia’s seven-day positivity rate has dropped to 1.9 percent, compared to 2.2 percent a week ago. The commonwealth’s daily case count was only 68 on Monday. Over the past week, only 981 cases have been reported statewide — compared to Jan. 17, when 9,914 cases were reported in Virginia in a single day.
Statewide hospitalizations related to COVID-19 are at a total of 321, with 83 in ICU and 57 patients on ventilators. The state reported 73 deaths related to the virus over the past seven days — up from 59 the previous week — and a total of 11,318 since March 14, 2020.
Virginia has administered more than 8.6 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, with nearly 4.9 million receiving at least one dose (56.8 percent of the statewide population and 69 percent of the adult population) and more than 4 million fully vaccinated (47.4 percent of total population and 58.6 percent of adult population).
Currently, Virginia is averaging 28,666 doses of the vaccine being administered each day — up from 23,998 a week ago.
Vaccines are available by pre-registration and appointment. To pre-register, or to update your pre-registration record, visit www.vaccinate.virginia.gov or call 1-877-VAX-IN-VA (1-877-829-4682). English- and Spanish-speaking operators are available. Translation services also are available, in more than 100 languages. For TTY, dial 7-1-1.