Virginia's daily testing averages have fallen off slightly since a peak of averaging 10,501 tests over a seven-day average in early June but figures continue to look strong heading into the final days of the second phase of reopening.

On Sunday morning, the Virginia Department of Health reported it had conducted 6,645 tests on Saturday, a number that will grow as more results filter in over the coming days. The most recent seven-day average for tests dates back to June 24, showing the VDH is testing roughly 9,990 people a day.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the VDH has returned results on 625,663 COVID-19 detection tests and reports a positivity rate of 5.8%. Average testing figures continue to rise and fall marginal amounts but the positivity rate of those tests has steadily declined from a peak of 20.5% on April 20.

The VDH reported it has recorded 61,736 cases, 6,136 hospitalizations and 1,732 deaths statewide since the beginning of the pandemic. Total figures include 2,665 probable cases, 36 probable hospitalizations and 104 probable deaths.

One month ago, the state reported its most lethal day of COVID-19 results, reporting 57 people died on May 28. On Sunday, the VDH reported eight new deaths though that number may increase in the coming days as deaths, a lagging indicator, are tied to dates from death certificates reported to the VDH.

The Lord Fairfax Health District didn’t report any new deaths on Sunday but did report two deaths on Saturday.

The district reported it has had 1,958 cases, 171 hospitalizations and 66 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. Total figures include 218 probable cases, one probable hospitalization and four probable deaths.

The health district has also begun to see its positivity rate drop again after a rise from 6.1% over a seven-day average on June 17 to 8.2% on June 22. On Sunday the district reported it has completed 18,713 COVID-19 detection tests and reported a 7.3% positivity rate.

Local cases

Shenandoah County reported it has had 558 cases, 61 hospitalizations and 29 deaths.

Frederick County reported it has had 488 cases, 37 hospitalizations and five deaths.

Winchester City reported it has had 311 cases, 22 hospitalizations and three deaths.

Warren County reported it has had 285 cases, 19 hospitalizations and five deaths.

Page County reported it has had 267 cases, 28 hospitalizations and 24 deaths.

Clarke County reported it has had 49 cases, four hospitalizations and no deaths.

Contact Max Thornberry at mthornberry@nvdaily.com