Loudoun County's confirmed cases of coronavirus has increased to 385. That's a jump in seven cases from Thursday’s reporting.
One new death was reported Thursday, a man older than 65. Eight Loudoun County residents have died as a result of COVID-19, all of them older than 65.
In the past 24 hours, Virginia learned that more 100,000 workers in the commonwealth have filed unemployment claims in the past week.
Data from the U.S. Department of Labor shows overall there have been more than 415,000 claims filed in the last month, which is about 9 percent of the state’s workforce.
Some Virginians have also protested on social media in response to the “stay-at-home" and closing “non-essential business” orders issued by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D).
Reopen Virginia, one of the Facebook groups opposed to the orders, is a grassroots group of residents and small business owners seeking to return to work. The group says Virginians are upset with the governor’s “overreach” in enacting the executive orders.
Reopen has two groups on Facebook. The private group has more than 21,000 followers as of April 17 and is planning a rally on April 22 when the General Assembly reconvenes.
Earlier this week, Gov. Northam extended his executive order for non-essential businesses to remain closed through May 8 to slow the spread of COVID-19.
The order includes the temporary closing of restaurant dining areas, theaters, museums, gyms, hair salons and other non-essential businesses. Furthermore, the order continues the ban on gatherings of more than 10 people.
The commonwealth now has 7,491 confirmed cases and 231 deaths. 48,997 tests have been given across the state, and 1,221 people have been hospitalized.
Virginians remain under a stay-at-home order from Gov. Northam until June 10 unless updated or rescinded.