The Virginia Department of Health is reporting 188 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Loudoun County, including four deaths as a result of the virus, according to county officials.
The two latest deaths were men older than 65. No other details were immediately available. County officials are only providing an age range when listing the deaths. The first two deceased were women, one a 93-year-old resident of the Falcons Landing retirement community in Sterling and the other a Loudoun County Public Schools worker in her 70s. A School Board member released information on the late teacher, while Falcons Landing officials reported the death from their community.
Statewide, there have been 2,878 positive cases, 54 deaths and more than 24,000 tests have been given.
The number of tests given in Loudoun County is unknown, according to county officials.
County health officials say they believe widespread community transmission is occurring in Loudoun, and they urge local residents to stay home except for essential trips like food or medicine.
Virginia is under a stay-at-home order until June 10 unless updated or rescinded by Gov. Ralph Northam (D).
Locally, Northam announced that the Dulles Expo Center will serve as an alternate care hospital. The project in Fairfax County is expected to take around six weeks.
The number of school staffers to test positive for the virus has increased to at least 12, including one who participated in the school system's Chromebook distribution for distance learning.
Additionally, two companies in Loudoun have announced they are shifting their workforce to focus on COVID-19 testing.