New COVID Case Rate Slows in Loudoun

Loudoun’s average number of new COVID-19 cases has dropped to a five-month low.

According to the latest Department of Health data, the seven-day average of new cases fell to 22.7 this week. That is the lowest level since April 25, when the average was 21.6 daily cases. The peak of the outbreak was May 31, when the daily average reached 107.7. Since July, Loudoun, in general, has seen about 30 new cases a day.

The drop in daily cases also tracks with a decline in coronavirus hospitalizations. The most recent tracking, the average number of hepatizations in Loudoun is now under 6, down from a peak of 42 in late May. Regionally, the daily average number of hospitalized patents is 126, down from a high of 656 on May 13.

Testing continues to remain steady at about 550 PCR tests conducted per day.

The county’s COVID-19 death rate also has slowed. As of Sept. 25, 124 Loudoun deaths have been blamed on the coronavirus. Loudoun crossed the 100-death threshold on July 15. The 75thdeath was recorded on June16. The 50thdeath was on May 31.

3 thoughts on “New COVID Case Rate Slows in Loudoun

  • 2020-09-25 at 4:53 pm
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    The death rate is more important. That’s been zero since late July. No overcrowded hospital. Plenty of PPE. No reason to be wearing masks outside. No good reason for kids not to be in school. No reason for DEMs in the Virginia assembly to threaten people with $500 fines for not wearing masks, or the DEM governor to interfere with people’s decisions to think for themselves, or go to any business they want. Tyrannical DEMs are in charge. They are the anti-freedom party.

  • 2020-09-28 at 10:42 am
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    What’s the goal? When will the governor end the “endless shutdown?” All the masks and “social distancing” didn’t prevent the Ralph or his wife from testing positive. It is a serious violation of our civil rights to keep healthy people locked inside. We need a serious review of the governor’s emergency powers.

    Loudoun County Statistics from Virginia Department of Health
    Total Cases: 6,830
    Hospitalized: 429
    Deaths: 124

    Cases per 100,000 Population:
    Hospitalizations per 100,000 Population: 105.4
    Deaths per 100,000 Population: 30.5

    https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/coronavirus/covid-19-in-virginia-cases/

  • 2020-10-01 at 10:31 pm
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    When will VA Dept of Health provide statistics instead of just summary numbers?
    length of hospital stays over time?
    co-morbidities and ages of those who died?
    Habits those who died shared upon admission to hospitals – (vape, smoke, weight, blood pressure etc)
    Treatments used in hospital even though patient died?

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