On Sept. 1, the Lord Fairfax Health District reported the smallest number of new cases over a seven-day average since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. On Thursday, the seven-day average nearly doubled from the 6.86 new cases per day average to a seven-day average of 12 new cases a day.
Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine said in a conference call on Wednesday that he and other Democratic senators voted against the most recent COVID-19 relief proposal as a way to signal to Republicans that more is needed to be done and as an effort to get them to sit down at the table in a bipartisan fashion.
The Virginia Department of Health reported 845 new cases, 52 new hospitalizations and 45 new deaths on Wednesday, bringing the statewide total to 136,359 cases, 10,389 hospitalizations and 2,884 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. Total figures include 6,396 probable cases, 71 probab…
A month after announcing its intent to partner with a handful of other states to purchase 500,000 rapid response tests, Maryland placed its first order of 250,000 tests while Virginia continues to finalize its plans.
The Virginia Department of Health reported 757 new cases, 49 new hospitalizations and 19 new deaths on Monday, bringing the statewide total to 134,571 cases, 10,293 hospitalizations and 2,743 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. Total figures include 6,171 probable cases, 70 probable …
The Virginia Department of Health reported 1,904 new cases, 89 new hospitalizations and 13 new deaths over the weekend, bringing its total to 133,814 cases, 10,244 hospitalizations and 2,724 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. Total figures include 6,142 probable cases, 69 probable h…
Virginia continued to see COVID-19 hotspots bounce around the state this week as most regions are seeing their new case totals plateau or recede with a handful growing slowly and two experiencing surges.
The Virginia Department of Health reported 1,236 new cases, 77 new hospitalizations and 11 new deaths on Thursday, bringing the statewide total to 130,525 cases, 10,085 hospitalizations and 2,708 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. Total figures include 5,906 probable cases, 70 proba…
The Virginia Department of Health reported 882 new cases, 76 new hospitalizations and 11 new deaths on Wednesday, bringing the statewide total to 129,289 cases, 10,008 hospitalizations and 2,697 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. Total figures include 5,801 probable cases, 70 probab…
Strasburg took steps forward on Tuesday night to carry out two of its biggest plans for using federal money allocated for cities, towns and counties as a result of the economic fallout of COVID-19.
Following months of struggling to stifle recurring COVID-19 cases, the Life Care Center of New Market has been moved off the state’s list of ongoing outbreaks.
The Virginia Department of Health reported Monday that it had 2,792 new cases since Friday, 104 new hospitalizations and 22 new deaths, bringing the statewide total to 127,571 cases, 9,902 hospitalizations and 2,684 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. Total figures include 5,652 prob…
Last week, modelers at the University of Virginia and the Virginia Department of Health announced that instances of surging cases were receding throughout the state but on Friday that picture shifted again.
The Lord Fairfax Health District has weathered the COVID-19 storm better than many other regions but some outbreaks are lingering despite facilities’ best efforts to squelch them.
Virginia’s positivity rate remained below the baseline 10% mark health officials want to see but it continued to rise on Wednesday as it reached 7.7% over a seven-day average — the highest mark since early June.
At a news conference on Tuesday, Gov. Ralph Northam said he has no plans to lift restrictions anywhere in Virginia as the state prepares for a holiday weekend.
If COVID-19 continues apace, Virginia has already reached its peak, modelers at the University of Virginia and the Virginia Department of Health say – but as fall approaches, the future is uncertain.
WOODSTOCK — The Shenandoah County Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association is looking for volunteers and donations to help in their continued community support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
While the Virginia Department of Health on Sunday reported 938 new statewide COVID-19 cases over 24 hours, there were seven new reported cases in the Lord Fairfax Health District.
On Thursday, the Virginia Department of Health reported its highest number of statewide COVID-19 cases since Saturday.
The Virginia Department of Health saw a smaller increase of state and local COVID-19 cases on Wednesday than seen on Tuesday.
With local cases still crawling higher, the modelers at the Virginia Department of Health and the University of Virginia expect the Lord Fairfax Health District to see its peak in new weekly cases in early November, compared to late September for the state as a whole.
Health officials have not reported a new death in the Lord Fairfax Health District in over a week and hospitalizations have been down as well in recent days.
Virginia continued to report a steady spread of new COVID-19 cases over the weekend, including a spike in reported new deaths on Sunday.
Surging COVID-19 cases have moved from urban areas in the eastern part of the commonwealth to rural areas in the south and southwest — painting a new picture of COVID-19 clusters over the last week.
No public event is immune from the threats COVID-19 presents but some measures will blunt the virus’ potency.
Virginia recorded 737 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, continuing a pattern of slow regression.
Mired in a prolonged but slowly receding rise in new COVID-19 cases, Virginia is still posting positive trends for hospitalizations and deaths.
The Virginia Department of Health reported a slight reprieve in new case totals Monday with 734 new cases, the fewest new cases since Aug 10 and the second-lowest new total since the commonwealth saw a resurgence starting on July 10.
Dail Douglas “Doug” Ritenour Sr. will be remembered for his wonderful attitude.
Five months into the COVID-19 pandemic, area long-term care facilities are maintaining strict procedures for protecting residents, staff and visitors while also offering more options for visitation with loved ones.
The Lord Fairfax Health District reported 31 new cases of COVID-19 and two new deaths as a result of the virus while statewide case totals rose by nearly 2,000 over the weekend, according to data from the Virginia Department of Health.
With roughly five months of data to work with, modelers have adjusted their approach to projecting what the future of COVID-19 looks like in Virginia.
Almost two months into its study to determine how widespread COVID-19 is among adults in the commonwealth, the Virginia Department of Health announced on Thursday it plans to conduct a similar study for children.
The Lord Fairfax Health District didn’t report any new deaths on Wednesday, but it still hasn’t stemmed the flow of new COVID-19 statistics rolling in.
A day after posting long-time lows, Virginia’s COVID-19 figures sprang back to the recent highs the state has been experiencing as it continues to battle the virus.
Virginia’s COVID-19 recovery continued to show strong signs Monday but several safety nets are still in place to cover anyone who is feeling the effects of the pandemic.
In the last weeks, we have been hearing much about the rebound in COVID-19 cases and their relationship to reopening the economy, demonstrations, and beach parties, along with what school should look like this fall. Florida, eastern Virginia, and more recently southwest Virginia have indeed …
Virginia surpassed 100,000 COVID-19 cases over the weekend, and the Lord Fairfax Health District attributed two more local deaths to the pandemic.
The show will go on at this year's Shenandoah Valley Music Festival, though the schedule has changed.
A technical issue delayed reporting hundreds of new COVID-19 cases this week, pushing them to appear on the Virginia Department of Health’s dashboard on Friday morning.
WOODSTOCK — The Shenandoah County Small Business Grant Review Committee met Wednesday in what was the first of a likely weekly meeting to go through grant applications from small businesses.
WINCHESTER — Initial jobless claims across the region fluctuated week to week in July, data from the Virginia Employment Commission showed.
Weeks of sustained improvement suppressing COVID-19 has not, and will not, be enough to dampen some measures of the virus for some local areas.
Senate Democrats aren’t looking to back down from continuing to provide substantial unemployment benefits while the COVID-19 crisis continues to roll on, but Sen. Mark Warner told reporters on Thursday that there isn’t agreement about whether Americans will receive another stimulus check.
Virginia launched its first-in-the-country exposure notification application, COVIDWISE, on Wednesday, paving the way for public health officials to help citizens fight COVID-19 without recording or storing any personal data.
Negotiating the fifth package to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic has been a slog on Capitol Hill, but on Wednesday Sen. Tim Kaine said he was hopeful that Democrats and Republicans have begun to make progress and may have a baseline bill to negotiate over the weekend.
Virginia took initial steps Tuesday to build out its COVID-19 testing program as it announced it has joined forces with five other states and the Rockefeller Foundation to purchase 500,000 rapid antigen tests each from Becton Dickinson and Quidel.
Virginia saw a spike in key COVID-19 measures over the last week but long-term averages remained positive.
New data analysis from the Virginia Department of Health suggests that Virginia’s previous peak of new COVID-19 cases in May is only a glimpse of how widespread the virus may become.
For the past two months, nursing students from Lord Fairfax Community College have been getting real-world experience in working through a pandemic.