Corona chart March 29

Loudoun County had 61 confirmed cases of coronavirus as of Sunday morning, according to the latest figures released from the state.

The tally across Virginia now stands at 890, with 22 deaths and 112 hospitalizations.

Neighboring Fairfax County has the most cases in the commonwealth with 187.

Loudoun officials announced the county's first death from coronavirus on Thursday. The victim was Loudoun County Public Schools employee Susan Rokus, who was in her 70s.

Across the U.S., there have been nearly 124,000 cases and more than 2,200 deaths. The U.S. has topped Italy as the nation with the most coronavirus cases in the world.

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Editor's note: The Times-Mirror has had numerous inquiries seeking more specific location data for local cases. The Loudoun County Health Department has not been releasing that information up to this point.

(57) comments

amerigirl

Ace, you complain about others misplacing decimals and you flat out call a law that passed in Feb. a lie? Continue being shocked. You constantly have to be mean and say the same things over and over like you may mordaciously transform other peoples thoughts by overstating yours. You can’t stick to a subject, like this article is about the virus not math. You constantly feel that you can correct every remark someone makes and then make fun them even when you are wrong. You are nothing but a BULLY!

ace10

If my comments trigger you so hard, then report them. Or don't read them. Better yet, don't post such inanities which are impossible to let slide. As I type this, there are 50 comments published with this piece. 18 have been penned by you. Do you ever think before posting?

amerigirl

I don't let you bother me, I'm stating a fact. You are bullying people in the posts. I already know you don't think before you post, you just rage on. You have a superior attitude and think that you are smarter than everyone else posting here. It is you that has the ego problem, not the other people posting.

ace10

Again, I invite you to ignore my posts if they bother you. Policing of comments simply isn't your job, though you appear to believe it is. LTM comments are fully moderated. You seem to have no problem with incendiary rhetoric (or worse... lies) posted by the left-leaning commenters here. But go into attack/spam/spin mode on EVERY SINGLE POST with which you don't agree. Without fail. No matter the topic... you're an expert.

ace10

And just to set the record straight... the commenter who flubbed the really simple math being referenced, just a few hours earlier posted this insult directed at another commenter, and I quote "...But I get it, math and science were hard for you..." So yeah, that deserves to be called out. Without question.

amerigirl

LetSanityPrevail, neither you or Duncan can be right with the majority being an unknown factor.

There are 144,195 cases. there have been 2,557 deaths and 4,865 recovered. Deaths and recovered only add up to 7,422. That leaves 136,773 cases as the unknown factor.

Neither if you or me or anyone knows what the outcome of those existing patients are,

LetSanityPrevail

Amerigirl, the number of cases represent the number testing positive NOT the number hospitalized. The majority of those testing positive are at home recovering on their own.

amerigirl

Exactly, it is an unknown. Look at the people who have died in VA, quite a few that were in senior homes, not hospitals.

ace10

Do you that there's a difference between a licensed bed in an acute care hospital,, a licensed bed in a skilled nursing facility, and a residence in a "senior" home? Hint, only one of them is going to treat a patient with an acute respiratory condition caused by CV19.

The tread to these comments: if you think President Trump is the right man for the times and that we're better off with him leading our fight against this disease, then you think far too much is being made of the deaths. If, like the rest of us, you wonder how much better we'd be with someone, anyone else at the helm of our national effort you're worried as heck about where this leads. Daily briefings replacing the hate rallies, nonsense science cluttering the airwaves, all in pursuit of a boost in GDP that might help re-elect this inept, self-absorbed gasbag.

ace10

The other day you expressed concern about the ownership of a local company which had announcing it was ready to perform CV19 testing? And now this nonsense. Sounds like you got a real bad case of the TDS.

amerigirl

Ace, it that your favorite go to term, TDS? Half the country has it.

LoudounPulse

So out of 10,000 tests, less than 900 are positive? Seems to me a bunch of people with the flu, couch, general cold, are running to the hospital thinking they have the virus.

So of those with the virus, 2.5% have died. So that means you have a 97.5% chance of living if you do get the virus. I don't know about you, but those are pretty good odds. Compare that to Ebola with up to a 90% fatality rate.

Duncan Idaho

Those are actually terrible odds, give how communicable this virus is. But I get it, math and science were hard for you. Just listen to the smart doctors. and not Trump or Hannity.

LetSanityPrevail

Duincan, if you truly listen to Dr. Birx and Dr. Fauci, they have said over and over again that they believe that there 10x as many people infected than tested (those tested only having symptoms). I trust their experience and knowledge as they have been dealing with infectious diseases for many decades. If that number is correct then the fatality rate is actually .25%. As a data point that is what they are seeing in Israel.

Duncan Idaho

LetSanityPrevail: 0.25% is still 1000 times higher than H1N1 in 2009 (12,000/60,000,000). Do you still like those odds?

amerigirl

Sanity, That is very true, there are probably a lot more that have this VERY contagious virus. Most places are not testing at all unless you have SEVERE symptoms. Which means that people should not be contacting other people unless necessary. If you had a slight case of the virus and get it a second time before you have had a chance to build up an immunity to it what are the consequences? That does NOT make the mortality rate any lower. You can only make that statement if your recovered and deaths add up to the same number as your confirmed cases. It does not, it is still ongoing. Unless you are psychic and can tell if the people still infected will live or die then you don’t have a clue. Currently there are 144,195 cases but only 7,422 have recovered or died. What statistics do you have for the remaining 19,428,051 cases?

LetSanityPrevail

Duncan, check your math 12000/60,000.000 is .02% so the Coronavirus would be only 10x as many fatalities at .25%, not a 1000 times higher than H1N1, and yes those odds for a new virus that has not permeated the population and therefore there is no herd immunity are not bad.

ace10

I'm continually shocked and saddened by the total and complete lack of basic math and science skills shown by the LTM lefties. Every day it's something new. Now we have someone who cannot correctly compare a ratio expressed in the form of a % with one that has a numerator and denominator. 0.25% IS NOT 1000 times higher than (60,000,000/12,000). Please do mind your decimals. The math you have presented would indicate something closer to 10X. When you're (attempting) to make a point with numbers (or science) please do double check your work. Others have made terrible errors with effective tax rates. (Recession proof) Teachers' salaries and their rates of change. And don't get me started on the dummy who posted that airplanes cause the dark spots on cars and houses.

Game201

What I find interesting, and what is well known at that this point, is that “Coronavirus” is inclusive of numerous strains of cold and flu that circulate annually. Why is the body of the article not specifically attributing these statistics to Covid-19? This whole thing stinks like a rotten fish. There isn’t anything wrong with taking precautions (that’s a personal choice) but our freedoms are being ripped away from us daily. Apply some critical thought and find out WHO, what and why because the news is NOT doing their job. This is a flood of fear that is forced down our throats and you literally have no choice but to sit home and accept it. You can’t go find out for yourselves. You MUST rely on the news, social media and a few people who know someone who know someone who... Yes, we should be afraid because we don’t have a single way to get to the truth.

amerigirl

What else would they be attributing it to? Freedoms are being ripped away from us daily, because we are in a state of emergency. If you were told that bombers were almost at your location and to stay home what would you do? The news is already giving you the who by listing ages and locations, but there are laws that prohibit giving names.If you are afraid then you can call it a flood of fear, but they need to continue reinforcing what precautions you should take and where the hot spots are for safety reasons. Just what do you think they need to do? What truth are you looking for? They have given as much information as they have. The truth is that the virus is not fully understood and everything is being done to try and learn about it and find a cure for it.

pual mase

The actual fatality rate in very likely much less than 2.5% when you consider that many, many people have been infected and never tested, including those infected that listened to the CDC and got better at home or didn’t even have symptoms.

While the numbers of infected and dying are constantly reported in the media they are not particularly accurate or helpful. I wish the reporting of such numbers would stop or provided with proper context.

amerigirl

It isn't just the sick being tested, in fact you have to be very sick to be tested. It is healthcare workers and first responders who need multiple testing so they don't spread it to others. There are others too, in fact a couple of newborns have tested positive.

Comparing Covid-19 to ebola is pointless. Both were very contagious but Ebloa was contained. It mostly hit villages. Saying that 2.5% have died is very misleading when you are counting the current population tested and many of those do not know their outcome yet. Please stop spread those false hope statements, people need to take precautions.

amerigirl

How many of those test went to people that didn't show signs of illness but had to be tested anyway? Healthcare workers and first responders are examples.

ace10

A scoreboard? Really? Good grief. But hey, I'm sure the page views are looking mighty good these days.

sterlingcl

It’s corona-click-bait. Every death will be used for every click. Meanwhile, the article doesn’t include the 15 steps to slowdown the spread from the CDC.

amerigirl

That's probably because it's an update.

Pac1010

Why does the press keep sensationalizing this? It is like a doomsday countdown. I get that this disease is a bad thing but why not report that out of the over 8.5 million residents in VA there are only 890 cases or .0001 of the population of the Commonwealth of VA is infected.

LetSanityPrevail

An excellent question. I think the real problem is that while they report the numbers (which are factual) they provide no context. For example, it is believed by the experts that 10x as many people have the virus but never get tested since their symptoms are mild or they are totally asymptomatic. This means the death rate is closer to 0.1% or 0.2%. Of the fatalities less than 1% are under 50, and the overwhelming majority (upwards of 80%) are those over 80 years of age and those with other significant health issues. If the press reported these statistics as well the panic would begin to subside and better policy could be created, such as recommending that seniors take more precautions to minimize risk. Why doesn't the press do this? I think it is their lack of knowledge of medicine, science, analytics that stop them from really understanding. The numbers shouldn't be sugar coated, but they need to be explained for the layman to understand.

More Cowbell

Actually, they're not factual until an autopsy is done. So yeah, the numbers are inflated by the media. And of course not 1 article on the 1000s that continue to shop at any given time. Wegman's, Walmart, Until the Gov puts out specific rules to theses stores. The number will continue to climb fast. Limiting 50 people or less inside a store is best. Really defeats the purpose of social distancing when you have 1000 people shopping for food, touching, sneezing, coughing, then add in the 100+ employees working. Perhaps it's time for Gov to make everyone shop by appointment, you get 45 minutes. Just saying way too many non essential shops open. Close them down.

amerigirl

Cow, how is the media inflating number when they are reporting the figures given to them by the CDC? They list the # of confirmed cases, # recovered and # deaths. They don't give a number of those tested. You are right there are many more that have it that aren't tested. You can't give a death rate on confirmed cases for people still infected. Like now, there are 144,195 cases. there have been 2,557 deaths and 4,865 recovered. Deaths and recovered only add up to 7,422. That leaves 136,773 cases that you haven't counted because you don't know their outcome. They can't possibly get an accurate figure unless every sick person has been tested and the virus has disappeared so there are no more infection.

LoudounClear

I think the press is trying to remind people that only by treating it as a serious threat and taking reasonable measures do you keep this from going as it has in Italy or Spain. Look at the chart...doubling every three days. You sound like a fat orange-tinted crazy man I see on my TV every day.

LetSanityPrevail

LoudounClear, there is a difference between reminding people of the seriousness of the virus and failing to provide interpretation of the actual data that would lessen fear and allow people to put the problem in context. Report the facts, but also expand on what it actually means in terms of actual % of fatalities, hospitalizations and so. Is it too much to ask the press to do that?

pual mase

The reported numbers are information but not useful knowledge. Let’s face it, reporters are pretty stupid, superficial and sensational.

Most of the journalists I be known are self important know-it-all’s.

JustSayin

Your orange man comment is uncalled for - your president is doing an excellent job as he was given a nasty press, Dem socialists and people like you. Can you do a better job? Maybe you should run for president. You should be grateful you have your freedoms. P. Trump fights for Americans every day, even ungrateful ones like you seem to be.

vaminuteman

point of rudeness?

LetsBreal

The press is trying to do what they do. Increase clicks. Just today, CBS news was caught pushing video of an Italian emergency room as a New York City ER to rev up fervor. Wake up.

pual mase

So you think the reporting of misleading data is OK because it gets the results you want? Your cheap shot at Trump is pathetic and tiresome.

amerigirl

Pual, just how many reporters do you know? I only know 2 and they aren’t that way. What you do with that information is what is useful. I guess you don’t use it to see if there is a rise or decrease in your area.

amerigirl

Justsayin, the comment may not have been called, but you knew exactly who they were talking about. If he was doing even a half decent job, he wouldn’t be getting so much criticism. Pence is outshining him, which is probably why pence has to recognize him every time he speaks. All trump worries about is getting some ‘appreciation’ for doing some of his job and his numbers. If he was fighting for Americans then he should not spew lies about what is going on, setting deadlines, and saying thing like “everybody” is saying they want to get back to work. Thank Fauci for having a level head. He wouldn’t stop GM from making ventilators while he reconsiders the cost, or call them stupid for closing the Lordestown plant that he says they should make ventilators in, even though they don’t even own anymore. All he wants is for they economy to get back up and he doesn’t seem to care how big the body count is getting there. Yes, look at Italy and Spain, they are much further along in the curve than we are and we could be in the same shape as them if trump doesn't take this more seriously.

amerigirl

Pual, what makes you think the data that they are reporting of misleading data when they get it from reliable sources ( govt. and Johns hopkins) ? Who and what do you mean?

ChloeBrown

It is not about the current low cases but the exponential growth of this disease which is very high, if no actions are done then in a few weeks there will be so many cases that it will overwhelm our health system.

Agree that the media should focus on helping the population to take responsibility to keep social distance and practice extra safety measures to stop its spreading, rather than just show numbers. Peace

LetSanityPrevail

We should see growth as it takes time to mitigate the spread of a contagion like this. On the positive side the President is taking Dr. Fauci's and Dr. Birx's recommendations to extend the mitigation strategy till April 30. This should help out greatly in tamping down the expansion.

vaminuteman

What if there is never a vaccine? A pharmacist told me there are 4 strains of this - and it is going to be very difficult to create a "cure" or vaccine - (just like there is not cure for aids)

amerigirl

I hate to scare you but there are at least eight strains of the coronavirus are making their way around the globe that are serious. Fortunately they don't mutate as quickly as many viruses. MERS-CoV, SARS-CoV, were all types of coronavirus. There are hundreds of coronaviruses, mostly in animals. NIAID scientists and grantees are better prepared to develop diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines against COVID-19 because of those. There's hope!

amerigirl

Because it is the news. Do you really believe that there are only 890 cases? That is confirmed cases and unless you are very, very sick you can not get a test. 5 people out at the same time in 1 place, and they only tested the 1 that needed to be hospitalized and told the rest to self-quarantine for 14 days. Many of those that only have mild symptoms are not being tested and are not even self-quarantined, but they can spread it very fast since this virus is highly contagious. If having to repeat warning through the media helps stop the virus then I'm all for ti. There are too many that don't take it seriously. If they tested all of Virginia do you think your figures would even be close to correct?

SaferLoudounRoads

Dear Governor Northam,

On Wednesday, March 25th, you issued another Public Health Emergency Order which directs all hospitals to stop performing elective surgeries or procedures, but the press release clarifies that the Order does not apply to “the full suite of family planning services and procedures”. That means abortions are explicitly not included in the stop order. HYPOCRISY.

Abortion facilities are using up valuable PPE (personal protective equipment) every time an abortion is performed.

Virginia’s doctors and nurses and other hospital staff need every one of these things if we are going to be prepared for possible outbreaks of more cases of Covid-19. Gov. Northam, I call you to task for allowing abortion facilities to remain in operation at this time. Elective abortions are not essential health care at any time, certainly not now!

I am shocked that you would allow valuable resources for the safety of every Virginian to continue to be used by abortion money-mega-makers still doing their DEADLY business while hospitals are desperately trying to SAVE LIVES!

LoudounClear

Don't think Governor Northam reads comments on the LTM

btm11

I'm trying to figure out how fast the number of Covid-19 cases in Loudoun County has been increasing. Close to 50 in this issue of Loudoun Times. I think the 2 immediate prior issues were about 4 and 1. Is it growing geometrically or exponentially? Clearly it is accelerating faster than linearly. Who wants to guess the next report? I'm thinking perhaps 200?

marv

True - getting this Bloomberg puppet to be sensible is futile.

More Cowbell

Gov Northam is pulling a Joe Biden, in hiding because of his conflicting statements about social distancing and not know what is essential and what isn't. Even the people around him, other Dems are shaking their heads in disbelief.

amerigirl

Btm. That will be difficult to do until there are more tests. Right now only the very sick, healthcare workers and first responders are being tested. Multiple test done on the last 2 groups, which are necessary, will throw all calculations off. Many people who have it are not sick enough to be tested so there are many that don’t know if the have it or not. The number will skyrocket when testing is more available.

amerigirl

Cowbell, Northam does updates on the coronavirus outbreak on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Why do you choose to accuse him of hiding instead?

amerigirl

Marv, spoken like a true trump puppet, and so many of the things he says make no sense.

Schten

SaferLoudounRoads While I am in agreement that keeping the clinics open and allowing elective abortions is hypocrisy these people have already made the decision to terminate their pregnancy. By impeding their ability to terminate we do nothing but allow the poor human fetus to grow, get older and more developed making the termination even more cruel (if it is even possible). Are you hoping the delay may cause some to change their minds? I highly doubt it will. Unfortunately, You just cannot put abortion procedures in the same category as a boob job or a face lift. I do however admire your attempt at saving little lives.

amerigirl

Do you think that Northam is reading your post? Do you understand what to “the full suite of family planning services and procedures” means? It is not just abortions. Abortions are time sensitive and need to be done in Virginia allows abortions up until 25 weeks of gestation. If doctor tell you will need heart surgery in the next month or you could have permanent issues is that elective? Medical experts say abortion fits squarely into the category of procedures that should not be affected by such an order. “Abortion is an essential component of comprehensive health care,” reads a statement released last week by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and six other groups representing reproductive health providers. “It is also a time-sensitive service for which a delay of several weeks, or in some cases days, may increase the risks or potentially make it completely inaccessible. The consequences of being unable to obtain an abortion profoundly impact a person’s life, health, and well-being.” An attempt to address hospital-based procedures and free up additional PPE, is being weaponized by anti-abortion groups and politicians trying to further their ideological cause in the midst of a pandemic.

ace10

Defending the indefensible.

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