The Lord Fairfax Health District reported 24 new cases of COVID-19 and two new deaths over the weekend, while statewide numbers eclipsed 140,000 cases and 3,000 deaths since the start of the pandemic, according to data from the Virginia Department of Health.
The local health district added 11 new cases of the virus on Saturday and 13 more on Sunday, with Frederick County accounting for 12 of the 24 new cases in the area reported this weekend. Shenandoah County reported both of the Lord Fairfax Health District’s new deaths -- one on Saturday and another on Sunday -- while Frederick County also had one new hospitalization.
Winchester (four), Warren County (three), Page County (three) and Shenandoah County (two) all saw small increases in their overall case counts over the weekend.
Five additional outbreaks were added to the health district’s total this weekend, bringing that total to 36 since the start of the pandemic. This weekend’s new reported outbreaks included two in a congregate setting, one in an educational setting, one in a health care setting and one in a correctional facility.
Since the start of the pandemic, the Lord Fairfax Health District has had 3,015 cases, 263 hospitalizations and 108 deaths.
Clarke County has had 91 cases, 12 hospitalizations and no deaths.
Frederick County has had 845 cases, 64 hospitalizations and 11 deaths.
Page County has had 382 cases, 42 hospitalizations and 29 deaths.
Shenandoah County has had 800 cases, 87 hospitalizations and 58 deaths.
Warren County has had 412 cases, 23 hospitalizations and six deaths.
Winchester has had 485 cases, 35 hospitalizations and four deaths.
The statewide case total grew to 140,511 over the weekend, an increase of 1,809 since Friday. Virginia reported 953 new cases on Saturday morning and 856 more on Sunday.
Additionally, the state reported 71 new hospitalizations, bringing the total to 10,591, and 66 new deaths over the weekend to a total that has reached 3,015. A note on the VDH’s COVID-19 dashboard states that a “backlog of death data is expected to be added” from Sept. 15 to Sept. 21.
Statewide totals include 6,789 probable cases, 81 probable hospitalizations and 204 probable deaths.
As of Sunday morning, the VDH reported that Virginia had conducted 2,023,276 total tests and had a seven-day positivity rate of 6.1%. The Lord Fairfax Health District had conducted 54,160 tests and had a seven-day positivity rate of 3.7% on Sunday morning.
According to the VDH, Virginia was averaging 957 new cases per day for a seven-day period on Sunday morning, an average of 11.2 new cases per 100,000 people.