Loudoun County reported two new COVID-19-related deaths Tuesday, bringing the county's coronavirus death toll to 108, according to the Virginia Department of Health. Tuesday's reported deaths were the first since July 21, when the county reported three.
Seventy-eight of the local deaths have come among victims age 80 or older; 18 were between the ages of 70 and 79; seven were between 60 and 69; three were between 50 and 59; and one was between 40 and 49. The age range for one of the deceased was not reported.
Loudoun reported 25 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday and 95 new cases on Monday. From July 21 through the 28, the county saw 244 new cases, an average of nearly 35 a day. Loudoun is approaching 5,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began, with the total currently standing at 4,939.
The county reported one new COVID-19-related hospitalization in Tuesday's figures and two on Monday. Overall, there have been 328 hospitalizations related to the virus.
The seven-day rolling average for percent positivitity in local testing was 6.1 percent as of July 24, the last date for which data was available. That percentage was down from 7.2 one week earlier.
Statewide, the commonwealth saw more than 1,500 new cases Monday, the second-highest daily figure since the pandemic began. That was followed up with 922 new cases Tuesday.
The commonwealth reported 13 new deaths Tuesday and four new deaths Monday. The statewide death toll is 2,095 since COVID-19 began ravaging the nation's physical, mental and economic health.
Virginia's seven-day average in percent positivity for testing was 7.2 percent on July 24.
Gov. Ralph Northam (D) says they are watching the COVID-19 numbers closely, and his administration may consider further restrictions if conditions don't improve.
“We will be watching the public health data closely over the weekend — if the numbers don’t come down, we may have to take additional steps to blunt the spread of this virus. Wear a mask and practice physical distancing so we don’t have to move back,” Northam posted to his Facebook and Twitter accounts over the weekend.
Northam is holding a press conference on the pandemic Tuesday.