Loudoun Reaches 200 COVID-19 Deaths

Loudoun County on Sunday recorded the 200th death attributed to COVID-19. The milestone was reached on the same day the national death toll reached 500,000.

According to the Virginia Department of Health, most of the Loudouners who died as a result of the virus—129—were age 80 or older. Another 39 were age 70 or older. Those two age groups account for 84% of the fatal cases. Four people under age 50 have died from the disease.

Five new deaths were reported over the weekend. 

Overall, the county’s coronavirus trends continue to be positive. The average number of new daily cases, 67, is the lowest since November. That’s down from a peak of 324 on Jan. 29. The PCR test positivity rate has been on the decline since early January when exceeded 19%.  Now the positivity rate is 8.8%.

2 thoughts on “Loudoun Reaches 200 COVID-19 Deaths

  • 2021-02-22 at 5:27 pm

    My deepest condolences for these lives lost to covid 19. Additional facts that would benefit the general public include whether these deaths were people with co-morbidities. Were they diabetic, obese, have cancer or have heart disease when they contracted COVID? Unless we know all the facts, the death toll data is not helpful.

  • 2021-02-23 at 2:47 pm

    Most likely all were either comorbid or over the age of 70. COVID is less dangerous than the seasonal flu for those under 50 with no preexisting conditions. Hopefully, we’ll continue to see the massive drop in cases, hospitalizations and deaths as we move towards herd immunity very soon.

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