Four more area deaths were attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic on Tuesday, as the Lord Fairfax Health District added another 34 cases since Monday’s count.
Warren County reported three additional deaths and Shenandoah County reported one, bringing the district’s total to 125 deaths since the pandemic started.
Overall, the district has reported 3,674 cases, including 307 hospitalizations.
On Monday, Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail announced it has four inmates and four staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19. All of the inmates are being housed in one unit, the jail posted on its Facebook page.
That morning, the RSW command staff and the director of nursing had a teleconference with the Virginia Department of Health to gain direction on the administration’s goals to move forward in the process.
“We are working with the VDH and following their recommendations for the proper way to monitor, treat, and test any suspected cases,” the post states. “Today, we will be testing several inmates and sending away to the state lab for the results.”
All inmates are being closely monitored, the post notes. Inmates have been provided with masks and staff all have proper personal protective equipment.
“Every possible precaution is being taken and we have scheduled cleaning several times every day throughout the building,” the post states. “This will be an evolving situation and we will keep everyone as updated as possible.”
Around Virginia, the VDH reported on its website an additional 926 cases, 73 hospitalizations and 28 deaths on Monday.
Since the pandemic started, the commonwealth has reported 167,754 cases, 10,541 of them probable. It’s also reported 11,955 hospitalizations, 110 probable, and 3,485 deaths, 249 of them probable.
Virginia has 1,169 outbreaks, with 46 of them in the Lord Fairfax Health District. The state’s seven-day positivity rate for PCR tests is 4.8%.
Local casesFrederick County has had a total of 1,107 cases (up 10 cases), 78 hospitalizations (up two) and 13 deaths.
Shenandoah County has had 930 cases (up six), 96 hospitalizations and 60 deaths (up one).
Winchester has had 568 cases (up five), 40 hospitalizations and four deaths.
Warren County has had 529 cases (up nine), 35 hospitalizations and 17 deaths (up three).
Page County has had 459 cases (up two), 48 hospitalizations and 30 deaths.
Clarke County has had 115 cases (up two), 12 hospitalizations and one death.
Harrisonburg, in the Central Shenandoah Health District, has had 2,934 cases (up 15), 97 hospitalizations and 35 deaths.
Rockingham County, also in the Central Shenandoah Health District, has had 1,699 cases (up two), 125 hospitalizations (up one) and 25 deaths.