Loudoun County's COVID-19 case count on Wednesday stands at 2,659, according to the Virginia Department of Health, a 23-case increase from Tuesday.

No new deaths have been reported, leaving the county's coronavirus-related death toll at 67.

The age breakdown of the deceased is as follows: 53 have been 80 years old or older; 10 have been between the ages of 70 and 79; three have been between 60 and 69; and one has been between 50 and 59.

Loudoun has seen 171 hospitalizations related to COVID-19, and the current 7-day average for percent positivity in testing has fallen to 12.3 percent.

Statewide, the number of cases on Wednesday jumped by 666 to 46,905. There have been 1,428 deaths, 4,884 hospitalizations and 340,197 tests administered.

Gov. Ralph Northam (D) on Tuesday said most of the commonwealth will enter phase two of reopening on Friday, but northern Virginia will remain in the first phase.

More information about the coronavirus and how to prevent its spread can be found at CDC.gov/Coronavirus and Loudoun.gov/coronavirus.

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amerigirl

And yet 14 states "have recorded their highest-ever seven-day average of new coronavirus cases since the pandemic began," according to The Washington Post. Arizona;4,500 new cases recorded from May 24 to May 30 marked a 50 percent increase from the week before. Arkansashas increased by nearly 30%. in a week amount to more than 300 per day. N.Car, Georgia, Florida and Texas all who opened too soon have had high spikes, some even talking about shutting down for a second time. At least Northam did things right, and it probably would have been even more effective if the idiots that wouldn't wear masks actually cared about their community enough to be concerned with their neighbors.

springerdad

Some interesting things from other articles -

The number of coronavirus cases at long-term care facilities totaled 5,041 as of Wednesday and the number of people who have died at these facilities had reached 811, or 57 percent of the state's total number of deaths from the coronavirus.

VDH data shows most cases, at 79.8 percent, are occurring in adults between the ages of 20 and 69, with people in their 40s accounting for the largest percentage of cases at 18.6 percent. The vast majority of deaths, at 76.9 percent, are among Virginians over the age of 70.

At least 70 testing locations across the country have had to close because of destruction, according to figures compiled by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Many shops and restaurants say they'll go out of business if they are forced to pay rent now. But landlords face bankruptcy without rents and municipalities need commercial property tax payments.

Voltaire

SD--thank you for the information. Interesting.

amerigirl

They also said Those sites were closed due to civil unrest, not the protesters.Time to make a distinction. Life in general really sucks right now. We will get through it.

ace10

So let me get this straight... the people who are rioting, burning and stealing are actually members of the KKK and were hired by POTUS to make the people who are protesting look bad? Could I get a source for that incredibly interesting development? [alien]

loudouncommonsense

Still laughing at the people who think the only people urging caution in reopening are liberals. How naive!

And, how quaint the notion that only liberals are protesting. I see young people. They are the ones who will determine the future of this country, and I think they want a future very different than our fractured, polarized and angry society.

springerdad

You are really reaching with your posts. Don't you have a small business to run?

loudouncommonsense

Yawn.....another empty attempt to make noise. Add debate club to another course flunk.

amerigirl

How is that a reach? I guess if all you are watching is Fox you could say that. Try major news stations they aren't biased like Fox.

springerdad

Hey AG I thought of you when I read this. I am wondering of our leaders are smart enough to say them same thing.

Over the weekend, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (D) told her city’s protesters that they should get tested for the coronavirus as soon as possible.

The Minnesota Department of Health updated its testing guidance Tuesday, adding that groups at high priority for getting a test include “people who have participated in any large gatherings, including but not limited to protests, community clean up and recovery efforts, vigils, [and] neighborhood defense meetings.” The guidance said such people should get tested regardless of whether they have symptoms of the coronavirus.

amerigirl

Springer

Maybe if the governor, Brian Kemp shouldn’t have opened the state then. Atlanta is in Fulton Co. Looks to me as if she is being cautious since testing is more available now. I’m not her so I couldn’t tell you. Good for the Minnesota Department of Health. Hopefully those protest will bring about change and others won’t have to die at the hands of bad cops. I guess you saw that the state of Minnesota is suing the Minneapolis Police dept.

Guest

Of course you see young people, dummy. A person with a real job and family do not behave like this by rioting and looting. I think the protests That happen during the day are great but what happens after it gets dark is a complete disaster and has nothing to do with the murder of George Floyd. What side of the political aisle do these young people reside? I would bet a lot of money they are not voting for trump. You should remove your head from your arse and stop watching cnn 24/7

Guest

Listen, dude; REAL protesters are all demonstrating in DAYLIGHT! Angry and most are intelligent enough to keep on message, and not detract from the point that makes them come out in the first place! Most looting is done in the dark -- why?? Well, if they're W. Supreme, darkness is their perfect cover. Check out their consistency-- almost all of the people have IDENTICAL masks and hammers. This group especially! PLUS: Their websites are encouraging each other join in. Now, defend that!

amerigirl

Well since the FBI has found multiple people arrested were from far right groups and impersonating Antifa how do you explain your statement? That is exactly what they want you to believe so you can pick their side of the political aisle. Twitter closed down 3 sites that had ult-right putting out instruction on haw to make the left look responsible for the looting and rioting. I guess they didn't think they would get caught and have their names looked up in the database. Where is your head if you fell for this BS?

Guest

😂 young people aren’t liberals?!

BladerFool

I agree Voltaire, no new deaths is great. We can beat this virus if we work together.

Voltaire

BladerFool--thank you for the comment. It is a nice sentiment and refreshing. [smile]

loudouncommonsense

Agree, no deaths=good. But I almost died laughing at all the commenters on previous announcements that say "the democrats are trying to take away your freedoms" or "it's socialism" or democrats are guilty of imprisoning the populace or "vote Republican to get your freedoms back."

These folks would certainly flunk a basic course in democracy or more to the point, a public health course on the role of governments in disease control.

springerdad

You mean like letting protests in the middle of a pandemic? It was SO smart to allow over 1,500 people to crowd into one space.

What chapter is that in that public health course.

loudouncommonsense

Let's see: "Armed Protesters Storm Michigan Legislature" Not a "protest?" seems like the worst kind; everyone is armed, police, protesters etc.

Shouldn't the Mich governor have called in the National Guard, including a chopper to force the protesters to the ground as they left the building? Think they would have praised the military at that point? I'm laughing at the thought of these 2nd Amendment types saying: "Oh, we love law and order, and the Nat Guard is throwing tear gas at us in a show of their love."

springerdad

LCS - Of course she should have. Only a fool thinks what they were doing was the right thing. However the people protesting in Loudoun and the leadership were the ones asking for social distancing to keep the virus under control.

The fact you can't see that shows how your well your blinders are working.

ace10

Your logic... it's totally broken.

Inconsistent Freedom to Congregate

You want to see freaked out America? Imagine what would happen in a group of black protesters of police violence were carrying AR-15s and strutting around in play-time combat clothing like those fools in Michigan who wanted to get their haircut? Yeah, I imagine the outcome would have been different. The delta between those two scenarios is what we have to work on to make this country more fair for everyone.

adopted_va_son

@inconsistent Freedom to Congregate -- I guess you didn't see this?

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2020/05/28/we-have-arm-ourselves-michigan-demonstrators-protest-brutality/5275209002/

ace10

If he had seen it, then he would have had to dream up another race-baiting scenario which would also fall flat on its face.

amerigirl

adopted, wonder where they got that idea from, https://www.npr.org/2020/05/14/855918852/heavily-armed-protesters-gather-again-at-michigans-capitol-denouncing-home-order

CindyLou

springerdad. I would rather go to the protest with a mask and a purpose than go to Home Depot, where no one wears a mask and they can't sit home for a few weeks without a plant. Big difference. We are darn lucky it was a peaceful protest.

springerdad

Cindylou - And if one person dies because of this protest what will you say then? If you can't justify this event during a pandemic.

scottva

CindyWHO, go find a protest then, do us all a favor. A few is 2 or 3, not 12. Mask or not, you would still be violating Blackface's command for social distancing. That's not being a good, obedient Liberal now is it.

ace10

I thought we were supposed to be doing everything we can to save every life? EVERYTHING.

amerigirl

springer, people have died, but not from the peaceful protesters. How would you ever know if that is where they got it? Look at how many states have reopened. How can you justify not doing anything about an actual death that should not have happened? As pope Francis said yesterday about the murder of George Floyd, "My friends, we cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism and exclusion in any form and yet claim to defend the sacredness of every human life."

amerigirl

Ace, these protests will prevent more loss of life. As pope Francis said, he is praying for the “repose of the soul of George Floyd and of all those others who have lost their lives as a result of the sin of racism.” There will be more jurisdictions that will change their policies to protect the lives of people like George Floyd.

springerdad

AG - Just stop it. Your justification of you actions is selfish while you tell other people what to do.

Please get yourself tested ASAP. You may now be carrier and not even know it!!!

amerigirl

Springer, And if one person dies from police brutality because this protest didn't happen, what will you say then?

Time of Monsters

The old world is dying, and the new world struggles to be born: now is the time of monsters. In that one sense, having a character like Trump at the helm of our governmental response is straight out of central casting. However, as ratings continue to plummet, we can safely assume the show will be cancelled in the Fall.

Guest

The only monsters are the lawless rioters and the liberals supporting them

DavisB

the only monsters....nothing about the cop that kneeled on George Floyd's neck for 9 minutes?

springerdad

DavisB - Name one person that has not called for these officers to be charged and put in jail. I am glad the other 3 will be charged to per TMZ.

However liberals are raising bail money for people to be released from jail after looting and rioting.

CindyLou

Guest, not you again. The only real monsters are those right wing radical hypocrite Republicans that use the bible for bad behavior. The lawless rioters are usually angry criminals or KKK members hired by trump to smash windows and loot and blame in on African Americans.

DavisB

SpringerD - read what Guest posted - this person thinks the only thing wrong is the rioting, nothing else

springerdad

Cindy Lou -

Please stop with this false narrative that it is the KKK setting up these looters to look like black people.

Go to the NY Post and tell me who is in the KKK in this video.

Looters flee in luxury SUVs after ransacking NYC stores: videoLooters flee in luxury SUVs after ransacking NYC stores: video

springerdad

DavisB - Instead of assuming what he meant why don;t you ask him how he feels about the police officers.

Is that to hard to ask?

DavisB

springerdad - yes it is difficult if next to impossible to ask questions on this site - we can only go with what is written - and look what this person wrote - you are inferring that they meant something else???

pual mase

The cops responsible for Floyd’s death are bad too. Didn’t think I had to say the obvious Davisdope.

Can you admit the lawless thugs rioting are bad? Only hear cricked yuans stupid accusations from you

amerigirl

What an idiotic remark, there aren't liberals supporting them, turn off Fox.

amerigirl

springer she only got the name wrong. It wasn't the KKK, it was the American Guard was the American Guard, it was actually the Indiana chapter of a group called the Soldiers of Odin USA, a branch of an extreme anti-immigrant and anti-refugee group, that planned to come armed and say they were Antifa, using The fake account, @ANTIFA_US, another groups planning to came were the Proud Boys. and

ace10

Do you find it funny that people who have been screaming about keeping the lock down in place so we don't "kill grandma" were among those who were disobeying virtually every piece of health guidance related to Covid? Including elected (D) elected officials?

DavisB

I think it is funny that you know the identify of every person.

ace10

Is that a yes or a no?

Guest

Ace. None of this is funny. Joke all you want but people are hurting.

amerigirl

I think it's funny that you are ignorant of the phases of reopening for someone that wanted everything to open. Keep up with the program, we are in phase 1 now not phase 0.

Voltaire

I am very glad to see that nobody died from COVID-19 today.

CindyLou

Voltaire, thank you. I feel bad disrespecting this post but they suck me in. Thank you for stating that.

Voltaire

Cindy Lou--no problem. As someone who has lost a loved one, my dad, to COVID-19 and dealing with it, I think that is the right thing to do this to respect him and his memory.

scottva

Suck you in? You post things that are flat our lies, inflammatory, name-calling and just so absurd that not even your Liberal cohort can defend them because they make absolutely no sense and is nonsensical babble.

pual mase

CL”s brain was sucked out long ago

amerigirl

Yep that's what bully's do.

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