The Lord Fairfax Health District added another 29 local COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing its total to 3,462 cases since the pandemic began.
The increase followed a steep rise of 37 new cases Saturday and 40 on Sunday, totaling 77 new cases over the weekend and 106 for the three-day period.
By comparison, the district added 252 cases over an eight-day period from Oct. 3 to 11 — an average of 31.5 new cases a day. The previous week, the district reported an average of 27.7 cases per day.
Part of the Virginia Department of Health, the Lord Fairfax Health District covers Winchester and the counties of Clarke, Frederick, Page, Shenandoah and Warren.
Shenandoah County added seven new cases, while Frederick and Warren each added six.
Winchester and Clarke County each added four cases, and Page County added two.
Among its new cases, the district reported three new hospitalizations — one in Frederick County and two in Winchester — bringing its total to 294 since the pandemic started. No new deaths were reported Monday.
Statewide, the VDH reported 854 new cases, 34 hospitalizations and three new deaths on Monday, according to its online database.
In total, Virginia has recorded 159,570 cases, 9,249 of them considered probable. Of those, it has reported 11,553 hospitalizations, 100 of them probable, and 3,361 deaths, 239 probable.
Shenandoah County Public Schools has listed on its online COVID-19 portal two active cases of COVID-19 — one at Ashby Lee Elementary School in Quicksburg and one at W.W. Robinson Elementary School in Woodstock.
The school division switched to hybrid learning from mostly virtual learning on Monday.
With the hybrid model, students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade will attend in-person classes Monday-Thursday, and students in grades six through 12 will attend in-person classes one day a week, the Daily reported on Monday.
Frederick County has had 1,018 cases (up six), 69 hospitalizations (up one) and 13 deaths.
Shenandoah County has had 879 cases (up seven), 94 hospitalizations and 59 deaths.
Winchester has had 534 cases (up four), 39 hospitalizations (up two) and four deaths.
Warren County has had 490 cases (up six), 34 hospitalizations and 13 deaths.
Page County has had 432 cases (up two), 46 hospitalizations and 29 deaths.
Clarke County has had 109 cases (up four), 12 hospitalizations and one death.
Harrisonburg has had 2,847 cases (up 18), 96 hospitalizations and 35 deaths.
Rockingham County has had 1,628 cases (up six), 122 hospitalizations (up two) and 22 deaths.