Coronavirus II

Loudoun County's percent positivity rate for COVID-19 testing has ticked up higher than the statewide average over the past couple weeks. The local rate is at 8.1 percent compared to 7.6 percent statewide, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

Loudoun's 8.1 percent mark is up from 5.7 percent one month earlier. Percent positivity is tracked on a seven-day average, with the most-recent date available being Sept. 9. Local health officials have said they want to see the positive testing rate at around 5 percent.

The county saw an average of 35 new COVID-19 cases each day over the past week.

Altogether, the county has seen 6,443 cases, 410 hospitalizations and 118 deaths since March.

Eighty-four of the local deaths came in people aged 80 or older; 19 were between the ages of 70 and 79; nine were between the ages of 60 and 69; four were between 50 and 59; and one was between 40 and 49. The age for one of the COVID-19 deaths was not released.

No new deaths have been reported in Loudoun in September.

The commonwealth as a whole has seen 133,814 cases, 10,244 hospitalizations and 2,724 deaths since the pandemic began. Virginia saw an average of 984 cases per day and seven new deaths each day over the past week.

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