The Lord Fairfax Health District set a new single-day high for cases of COVID-19 with 80 reported on Saturday and in total added 118 cases over the weekend, according to data posted on the Virginia Department of Health’s online dashboard.
The previous single-day peak for coronavirus cases in the health district was 73, which it hit twice during the initial stages of the pandemic in April and May.
Frederick County continued to see a surge in cases and accounted for 35 of the health district’s 80 new cases reported on Saturday, matching the total it reported on Friday, which marked a new single-day high for the county. Frederick added 19 more on Sunday and was averaging 22 new cases per day over the last seven days at that point.
Winchester, meanwhile, reported 19 new cases on Saturday and five more on Sunday, while Shenandoah County added 28 total cases (17 on Saturday, 11 on Sunday), Warren County nine total cases (seven on Saturday, two on Sunday) and Clarke County three total cases (two on Saturday, one on Sunday) over the weekend. One new outbreak was reported in the district to bring the total to 54 since the start of the pandemic in March.
Frederick County reported three hospitalizations, and Clarke, Shenandoah and Warren counties one hospitalization each over the weekend. There were no new deaths attributed to the virus in the Lord Fairfax Health District on Saturday or Sunday.
Statewide case numbers climbed by 1,537 on Saturday and 1,161 on Sunday, giving Virginia 201,960 total cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began. Virginia’s totals include 13,504 hospitalizations after reporting 96 new ones over the weekend (including 72 on Saturday) and 3,800 deaths after reporting 14 on Saturday and one more on Sunday. The state is averaging 1,398 cases per day over the last week, down slightly from the peak (1,546) it hit on Thursday.
The Lord Fairfax Health District has reported 4,792 total cases, 389 hospitalizations and 139 deaths since the pandemic began. The district had a seven-day positivity rate on PCR-only tests of 7.4% on Sunday.
Shenandoah County Public Schools listed 10 active COVID-19 cases on its online dashboard on Sunday, including three student cases at Strasburg High, one student case each at Signal Knob Middle and Triplett Tech/Massanutten Regional Governor’s School, two staff cases at W.W. Robinson Elementary and one staff case each in Peter Muhlenberg Middle, Central High and at the division level. All schools in the division remain in hybrid mode except for Peter Muhlenberg, which is operating all-virtual until at least Nov. 23, according to the SCPS website.
Warren County Public Schools, which as of noon Sunday hadn’t updated its own COVID dashboard since Friday, listed eight active cases within the division -- including two student cases each at Leslie Fox Keyser Elementary and Skyline Middle, one student case at Blue Ridge Technical Center, one staff case at Skyline High and two staff cases in central administration support services -- and 44 students and nine staff members in self-quarantine for having contact with a known virus case. All WCPS schools were listed as open.
The Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail posted on Friday that it had five inmates that had tested positive for COVID-19.
Clarke County: 152 cases, 19 hospitalizations, two deaths.
Frederick County: 1,481 cases, 104 hospitalizations, 16 deaths.
Page County: 524 cases, 57 hospitalizations, 31 deaths.
Shenandoah County: 1,172 cases, 110 hospitalizations, 61 deaths.
Warren County: 694 cases, 51 hospitalizations, 25 deaths.
Winchester: 769 cases, 48 hospitalizations, four deaths.
In the Central Shenandoah Health District, Rockingham County added 15 cases on Saturday and one more on Sunday to bring its total to 1,962 cases. Rockingham County’s hospitalizations (136) and deaths (29) remained unchanged over the weekend.
Harrisonburg reported 12 new cases (all on Saturday) and one new death (on Sunday) over the weekend and has had a total of 3,247 cases, 103 hospitalizations and 36 deaths.