Loudoun County has 1,527 confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to the Virginia Department of Health. That's an increase in 41 cases from Monday’s report.

No new local deaths were reported for the fourth day in a row, leaving the county's coronavirus-related death toll at 48.

The age breakdown of the deceased is as follows: 36 have been 80 years old or older, eight have been between the ages of 70 and 79, three have been between the ages of 60 and 69 and one between the ages of 50 and 59.

One hundred forty people in Loudoun have been hospitalized.

On Wednesday, Loudoun County will host free, drive-through testing for COVID-19 at Philip A. Bolen Memorial Park, 42405 Claudia Drive in Leesburg, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., according to county officials.

The testing is open to everyone and will occur rain or shine, county officials say. No appointments are necessary, and there are no age or residency requirements. A person does not have to exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 in order to be tested. No prescription is necessary.

On Monday, Gov. Ralph Northam announced that Loudoun County Public Schools Superintendent Eric Williams was selected to join Virginia's COVID-19 Education Work Group "to help chart a path forward for determining how schools can safely reopen later this year."

Statewide, the number of cases on Tuesday jumped by 1,005 to 32,145 cases. 3,904 hospitalizations have occurred, and 224,991 people have been tested. 1,041 deaths have occurred across the commonwealth.

Virginia residents can now search case and testing information by ZIP code through the county's website.

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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loudouncommonsense

For all the energetic comments here, it seems it would be best to focus on what we all need to be doing to keep Covid from roaring back and keep the economy going. LIberty is not in Loudoun County..

Trump and the Republican Senate have stated they are not interested in helping states and cities deal with the financial fallout. It makes no sense- how is a pandemic different from a hurricane insofar as the need for a Federal response?

Actually, a hurricane is a force majeur, the effects of which not changeable by human effort. The covid epidemic however, could have been brought under control sooner if the White House acted in Jan and Feb. So the admin actually carries MORE responsibility to financially assist local and state entities than if a hurricane had hit.

Each of us bears responsibility to do what we can to mitigate future effects; and play nice.

(I still haven't seen anyone defend the name calling that occurs here....maybe someone can help me understand why folks do it)

springerdad

The covid epidemic however, could have been brought under control sooner if the White House acted in Jan and Feb

Here is where your argument falls apart. The CDC, WHO and even Fauci were not recommending that much to be done during those two months.

I would also be willing to bet my house on this. If Trump started shutting down everything in Jan and Feb while he was being impeached you would have screamed he was doing all this as a distraction from his impeachment.

You would have said lets listen to the scientists, however they were not recommending that we shut down the country. The WHO even complained when Trump shut down international travel.

The CDC was developing a test however that was shut down to problems within the facility. That set us back weeks if not months.

amerigirl

Fauci didn't know what condition the national supply was in. Nobody was saying don't start on creating tests or work on a vaccine., or making sure we had PPE. They had nothing to do with that. Do you have any idea how many flights actually came into the US after it was supposedly shut down?

Why weren't they shut down from other nations that had many cases of of Covid? WHO wasn't running this country. When they asked trump his reply was “We’re certainly looking at it, but once you do that you really are clamping down on an industry that is desperately needed,” Trump told a White House news briefing.“I am looking at hot spots. I am looking where flights are going into hot spots,” Trump said. “But closing up every single flight on every single airline, that’s a very, very, very rough decision. But we are thinking about hot spots, when you go from spot to spot, both hot.” The CDC's flawed test was in Feb., January and February, HHS failed to make use of the hundreds of labs in the US they enforced regulatory roadblocks that prevented non-government labs from assisting.

ExitRamp

"The CDC's flawed test was in Feb., January and February, HHS failed to make use of the hundreds of labs in the US they enforced regulatory roadblocks that prevented non-government labs from assisting."

WHO had been delivering test kits to a number nations during this time. We had the opportunity to take advantage of them, particularly when the early CDC tests failed, but Trump declined.

scottva

Liberty is not in Loudoun, well thought our response. Trump and the Republican Senate are not interested in helping states and cities deal with the fallout you say? Not only are you wrong but you're also being dishonest. You're also dishonest about the claim that the WH didnt act in Jan/Feb. You also fail to leave out all of the experts opinions throughout Jan/Feb. Go look it up, this is like talking to a wall. Why would/should Trump and the Republicans bail out states that were deep in debt before COVID hit? Your last comment is absurd because you're one of the people calling others stupid.

amerigirl

Don't you remember McConnell saying to let the states declare bankruptcy?“I would certainly be in favor of allowing states to use the bankruptcy route,” McConnell told radio host Hugh Hewitt. Terrible that you call him wrong and dishonest when it is true. Trump said the most stats with the virus were blue states and why should the red states bail them out? What experts said don't make sure you have PPE, or that you are not working on testing or a vaccine? Please tell me what states were deep in debt before the Covid? The blue states that were hit hard were paying more into the gov year after year and only getting a percentage back when the red states were getting more than they paid in year after year.

ExitRamp

@LCS

---> "The covid epidemic however, could have been brought under control sooner if the White House acted in Jan and Feb."

When we look back upon this tragedy, the most egregious failure from this administration will be ignoring the importance of testing from the very beginning of this pandemic.

Equally incredible is that Pence and Birx announce just last week that we need to be testing at - wait for it - nursing homes! A large percentage of deaths have come from our most vulnerable sector - senior care centers and rehab facilities. Our first outbreak was at a nursing home. And now we prioritize them?? Spare me.

pual mase

Don’ t be naive.

The dem states and cities are trying to get the rest of the nation to pay for their chronically mismanagement. I don’t want to send a dime to pay for the bloated pensions of big city unions that the dems agreed to to win union votes.

I don’t want to pay a dime to sanctuary cities that lured illegals and now want my money to send them relief checks.

You put down those those that disagree with you all the time so spare me the name-calling remarks.

amerigirl

Only if ypu call a national emergency like a pandemic mismanagement. Then what is the reason that the red states pay less to the gov year after year and collect more from the gov year after year? Is that mismanagement? They can't live on the monies they collect, it's got to be mismanagement.

amerigirl

Let’s, You don’t have to be a stable genius to know that pandemics are going to spread. So, what is the reasoning for cutting funding to the CDC and NIH or getting rid of the pandemic response team? Or shelving the pandemic response manual? How about not making sure the national stockpile was full instead of sending those supplies to other countries? Why wouldn’t you start working on testing and vaccines?

Any stable genius would know that this was coming.

LetsBreal

AG, the problem with you (and it’s a big one) is that you believe that throwing more money at every problem fixes it. It won’t. More money equals more bureaucracy, more conflicting policies, procedures, guidelines, frameworks, governance, regulations, and paper pushing. In other words, more group think and less agility.

We don’t need any more “teams”, “meetings”, “boards”, “panels”, and layers of government mismanagement that have been building in Washington DC over the last 75 years. This pandemic gets solved by biologists, scientists and virologists and technical innovation, or by herd immunity. Government is too damn big and unaccepting of anything that doesn’t further it’s number one focus: growing itself. It spends all day worrying about reorgs, “messaging”, approved fonts, and "reinventing itself" with more chairs to fill. That goes for the executive cabinet level department, legislative and judicial branches, and their hundreds of agencies and sub-departments. The federal government gets in the way of everyone and everything. The founders never wanted a behemoth like we have today.

I would have thought (since you are retirement age) that you would have figured this out by now. Instead, you want more of it.

amerigirl

Lets, Liar liar pants on fire. When did I ever ever say that throwing money at a problem fixes it? Come on tell the truth it won’t kill ya. That ends your asinine statement right there with what it causes. When did I ever say we needed more of any of those things, you are a complete farce? If you are trying to make a point about something don’t use me as your scapegoat. Liar liar!

LetsBreal

AG - You say it all the time. So much so, you don't even know you say it.

Complaining about any cuts, whining about fed gov not propping up everything you want, whining about funding constantly. You act like you're owed. You aren't.

amerigirl

Let's, you are making things up. So much so, you don't even know you do it. I will complain when our impeached president makes cuts that can kill people like getting rid of the pandemic response team. Do you think we should risk lives for cuts? What have I complained about the gov not propping up? Social security that I have paid into for over 50 years? They have no right to take my money in the name of taxes to insure my future for most of my life and then say I am not entitles to it. That is the only thing I feel owed about. You say I'm not???? explain that one.

LetsBreal

Your view is really skewed. Take a look at the counts at any number of websites. On March 1st, the U.S. had a total of one death. March 2nd, it was three. The next day six. The World Heath Organization did not declare it a pandemic until March 12th.

If it doesn't make financial sense to you at this point, remember, we are dead broke at this point, especially with much less money coming into the treasury because people are not working. It'll be a miracle if we don't look like Venezuela or the Great Depression of 1929 in 18 months. That will make Coronavirus look like a cake walk - think of the mass deaths under that scenario from rioting, homelessness, starvation and sickness. When economic dominoes start falling hard, everything you rely on goes out the window. This country is walking a very fine line financially.

springerdad

I can't believe people are talking about unmasking on this thread. Please get out of your house people and exercise. Your obsession with politics is unhealthy!!!

Ouroboros

Beware, the second wave is approaching. Wear a mask and stay safe

springerdad

Thanks Dr. Ouroboros. Would you please let Dr. Fauci know since he seems to think the second wave will be late fall.

amerigirl

Ace, probably if people keep spreading it.

scottva

While you're at it Dr. Ouroboros, please ask Fauci for a firm position on wearing masks.

amerigirl

So funny scottva, I just finished an article called "Outdated Fauci Video on Face Masks Shared Out of Context" maybe you should read it.

ace10

Second wave of unemployment claims?

amerigirl

Stay safe too

scottva

Ok, maybe Amerigirl, CindyWHO, BLT, MAGA Moron can explain this one. Just after lock-down began, Liberty University made the bold decision to resume on-campus classes, as of today, not one student or faculty member has tested positive for COVID. I suspect your response will be something like is a right-wing Christian Trump loving school or some other garbage. But put your hatred of us aside, how can you explain this? I certainly can't but if thats not encouragement I don't know what is

ExitRamp

@scottva

----> " Liberty University made the bold decision to resume on-campus classes, as of today, not one student or faculty member has tested positive for COVID."

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Gosh, do you think this had anything to do with it:

"Like many universities, Liberty has moved all classes to online sessions, closed its recreation centers, migrated convocations and religious services online, canceled student activities, suspended team sports and closed the campus to visitors."

And, of course, you can believe everything Jerry Falwell says.

scottva

This is all Trumps fault we know, we know. If I'm not mistaken, there are 435 members of the house that have done NOTHING in the past 2 months and now, thanks to a provision in Pelosi's $3t passed proposal, they can recess until July 21. Is Trump perfect? Nope, no one is but at least the man is in the game. Those slobs in the house are an utter disgrace, they work for the American people as well or thats what they want you to believe. AOC making $174k a year to make Instagram videos about popsicles, that's the head of the Democrat controlled congress.

For the record, @ExitPlan's comments to me were very polite, and he did not call me any names. I may not agree with everything he said but I certainly appreciate his respectable approach

loudouncommonsense

Gee, scottva: aren't you forgetting about the SENATE? controlled by Trump? THAT'S why Trump is getting blamed, not the Dems.....duh

and btw calling people slobs seems awfully juvenile and invites name calling by others.

scottva

Pay attention, the Senate has held sessions in person. The Senate is not controlled by Trump but is controlled by Republicans. Trump is getting blamed because of the Senate? That makes absolutely no sense. The Dem controlled House just passed a $3t bill for everything under the sun that has NOTHING to do with COVID and it was written by Pelosi. Is that all they are capable of is passing $3t bills that support illegals and completely bail out Dem run states and cities? You and your cohorts invited name-calling, I am simply reciprocating

amerigirl

Scott, there are no "your cohorts" here. It is multiple people with their opinions many of which think alike.

amerigirl

Scott, whose fault is it that the Senate is so computer illiterate that they have to meet in person?

amerigirl

Also scott the Senate is controlled by republicans that are afraid of trump

amerigirl

You must have blinders on t think this was the house bill. Look at the last one that the senate took out all the protections the house had put in for oversight. That money went everywhere. People in other countries were getting checks. Yes they should not have that many people meeting in 1 room. We have technology that can give the same effects, why endanger people? Slobs? What is that? The utter disgrace was letting big corps get most the PPP money by again taking out provisions the house had put in. A disgrace is sending checks to dead people and those in other countries and still having taxpayers here waiting for their money.Why do you care how much any of the congress people are making on other things? If you want to play that game you better check out the republicans in the house and senate and how much other money they are making, including selling stocks with insider trading.

LetsBreal

Get off the cross - we need the wood.

I'm still waiting for Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) to be held to account after sitting on the Senate Armed Services Committee for years whilst funneling lucrative DoD contracts to her husband Richard Blum through corporations like URS and Perini. Nahhh, no conflict of interest there!

Still waiting for Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to be held to account for buying IPOs at reduced rates and stocks like Visa and then legislating those stocks into the stratosphere. Now that's what I call quid pro quo!

Then there's Joe Biden protecting his son Hunter Biden with extortion against a state prosecutor in the Ukraine via Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. Don't bother refuting it; the admission by Biden is all on camera.

"I looked at them and said, ‘I’m leaving in six hours," Biden recounted. "If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money.’ Well, son of a b----. He got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time."

After that, he and his son walked away with a ton of money from dirty dealings in both Ukraine and China.

I could go on with Charlie Rangel (D-NY) and his ethics problems with graft if you like?

Bill and Hillary? Loral? Johnny Huang and Charlie Trie? James Riady? Selling missile technology to China's PLA for kickbacks to the DNC? Hullo?

Toni Townes-Whitley Senior VP at CGI Federal and friend of Michelle Obama gets a no-bid contract to build the $678 million Obamacare enrollment website at HealthCare.gov.

Disgusting. It's OK if you're a democrat.

amerigirl

Be real, you are so [offtopic]. Write an op ed.

amerigirl

How hypocritical when the senate has over 6 month of bills that the house has passed but they won't bring to the floor. Yes they are still doing things and you should look that one up before you said that, committees are still working, legislation is still being drawn up.Good for AOC that she can make an extra buck. But before you pick out just one of the legislators you should take a deep dive on how the others are making money on the side. Including selling stock with insider trading.

hardworkingamerican

Not sure what they are looking for, but whatever it is you can bet it is political, to try and blame it on Trump. Check out the latest deaths and cases of the everyday flu.

All you need to know to see what this is. Maybe Northam can join the ranks of Comey, Clapper, Brennan, Biden and the gang of un-maskers, he would look much better in pinstripes than "blackface".

loudouncommonsense

Remember "unmasking" is a normal, oft-used practice under all administrations including the current one. So add in all the Trump appointees who have requested various unmasking to your "gang" ( or do you just want to avoid the truth?).

The problem with your "flu" comparisons, is that come the Fall, Covid deaths will be ADDITIONAL to the "everyday" flu mortality. So it the comparison you cite is stupidly false. 30k flu deaths + 90,000 covid deaths = 120,0000

LoudounClear

You'll notice guys like hardworkingamerican aren't agitating to reopen bookstores and libraries...

scottva

Man, you have got to do a little reading before posting. Unmasking itself is not illegal and yes it has been done under Trump BUT it IS illegal to leak the information that is the big issue

ExitRamp

@HWA

---> "Check out the latest deaths and cases of the everyday flu."

Not sure why you brought this up but I can tell you seasonal flu cases and deaths (and other communicable diseases) have dropped off sharply thanks to COVID-19 mitigation and social distancing. And since you brought it up, expect a baby boom in 2021.

amerigirl

Pay trump as the victim as other people die. True trump dump words. You have to realize that unmasking is nothing more than finding out who is the person named as "person 1" etc. and that if that person is communicating with foreign powers like Flynn was it is a matter of national security. But what does that has to do with this article? Oh wait, nothing you are just going on another trumpian rant.

Loudounest

God bless our Governor for his leadership and for his action to protect western Loudoun from inheriting a larger foothold of the virus. Virginians are fortunate to have him making good decisions and not just ones based on politics or PAC money.

scottva

We're fortunate to have Governor Blackface? He is a disgrace.

amerigirl

gtrunner is right. There was an older person that worked at home depot that didn't feel safe and they had to use all their vacation and then try to survive on nothing. People tell older people to just stay home but how do you do that without an income for even the most basic of things?

gtrunner

I was actually being facetious. Unfortunately, we have setup a situation for some people to lose money if they return to work, or if they refuse to return to work if their business opens and the employee declines to go back. Making more on unemployment than when employed isn’t a good situation for an economy and it’s businesses get back on their feet.

amerigirl

Gtrunner, turns out you being facetious is being truthful. No employee can refuse to go back to work if they are on unemployment. You can only be out of work for no fault of your own, be able and available to work. I believe you also have to show that you are actively looking for work. I don’t believe there is a condition where if you had quit you job or your job returns that you can turn it down.

LeesburgFan

amerigirl, you're kidding right? Folks can state that they have an underlying condition and are not willing to return to work, or they can simply lie and say employer didn't offer them a return job, or list a few employers who are not hiring.......and their Unemployment benefits will continue PLUS the $600/week stimulus on top of the Unemployment. They make more NOT returning to work......thank your Democratic Senators for that disincentive that the Repubs tried to correct with an amendment but lost the vote! More goodies, more entitlements for everyone....YEAH!

ace10

Are you making a case for opening or not staying closed? I can't tell.

ace10

The "curve" has been flattened. How about the (D)s give us a hint as where they have relocated the goalposts?

amerigirl

maybe geometry wasn't you strong suit but a curve is lower on the ends and higher in the middle. Cases started increasing 5/9, and are slightly lower as of 5/19 if all the cases have been reported. Hospitalizations started rising on 5/5 and are starting to go down. Deaths look great with none in almost a week. If they had opened on 5/8 as panned it would have been the start of the rise in Loudoun. Though I think they should have reviewed it weekly and not made it for as long as they are. Even Fairfax is doing better, Prince William is getting much worse though.

scottva

Who cares, you want to stay in then stay in, no problem. You want to wear a mask, go ahead and if choose not to wear one, you'll at least be protected. Enough with the expert rationale. You decide what's best for you and I'll do the same but people like you know as much as the rest of us which is next to nothing, other than what the experts tell us and then change their minds. Hong Kong flu Amerigirl, look it up.

ExitRamp

@scottva

I hope you understand your actions affect everyone around you. You have a responsibility to help protect others as well as yourself. Please know that wearing a mask and maintaining social distancing particularly indoors or confined areas will help to prevent spread. A simple thing to ask.

Everyone here wants to reopen. Let's do it responsibly.

amerigirl

Scxott, who cares???? definitely not you, you don't seem to care about anyone else's health and well being. People can't always stay in and you know that just from reading the posts here. You now why but insist that they can so it won't inconvenience you.Yeah, who care?? not you. You want it your way no matter the outcome to anyone else. Hog Kong flu, the latest right talking point. Learn from it instead of repeating the mistakes.

LeesburgFan

140 Loudoun Hospital beds taken for coronavirus versus at least 391 total capacity (INOVA and StoneSprings). 22% of all vents in use in state of VA. Zero hospitals in VA with supply shortages of PPE's, gloves, gowns. What more is Northam and Randall looking at? Forget about cases, something like 90% of cases never need hospitalization, they recover at home. Elected officials are creating their own mythical Trojan Horses to explain the ongoing shutdown.

amerigirl

When our lockdown was extended we were on a rise, check the numbers.

adopted_va_son

As I understand it the 140 number is for TOTAL hospitalizations in Loudoun County from the start, not the number of people that are currently in the hospital.

LeesburgFan

If 140 hospitalizations shown is a cumulative number RATHER than a current number, then that statistic is absolutely worthless. Someone (I, you, others) need to research that, oh maybe LTM can since they're the journalists?

amerigirl

Leesburg, everyone already knew that. You can get the daily count on the Virginia dept of Health site. No research needed. If there were 140 people a day being hospitalized we would be running out of beds fast.

LeesburgFan

amerigirl, it's ok if the numbers are on a rise. They are going to fluctuate week-to-week. As long as hospitals have capacity for the very sick, then that's all you or anyone else needs to focus on. We are NOT trying to eliminate the virus, we're only trying to manage it. You need reminded of this EVERY DAY, as your narrative is getting old.

LoudounClear

I know Trump voters love magic thinking and unicorns but talking mythical Trojan Horses explaining the shutdown is really something new..

adopted_va_son

1 new hospitalization the past 24 hours and 0 deaths in a population of over 400,000, please tell me why businesses are not open?

Loudoun Observer

Stand by. We are going to fix this. Drive through testing commences Weds so we can try to get our numbers back up.

CindyLou

Because these figures were not what it looked like two weeks ago. I am sure we will open soon and in a few weeks, you can see the death numbers increase again. Especially in Loudoun County where the entitled think wearing a mask is taking their freedom away or "its just the flu" crew insists this is all fake. I never saw such a ruckus when Costco and other stores made wearing a mask mandatory. Oh wait....yes I have, I remember now, it was on the playground in kindergarten.

LetFreedomRing

It’s simple - Because the politicians in charge are not affected by their own orders. They are still receiving full pay and are politically immune from any negative consequences from the devastation this lockdown is having on the lives and businesses of their constituents. They can hide behind virtuous and humanitarian motives — i.e. anything necessary to save a single life — and blame the mass catastrophe on someone else (e.g. POTUS) for not doing blah, blah, blah.

LoudounClear

You're willing to be your life on a pretty small sample size.

gtrunner

because it’s hard for people to stay on unemployment if businesses are allowed to open, attempt to hire back workers and then have to report they refused to work and will therefore lose unemployment bennies.

amerigirl

because we don't know how many of those new infections will need hospitalization or how many of those hospitalizations, old and new, will result in death. Why are you acting like this is the final count?

scottva

We need to stay locked down for the next 36 months, safer for everyone. Stay in if thats what you want, no one is telling you otherwise, however you people feel like Liberal warriors and know what's best for everyone. Save it.

loudouncommonsense

Uh...haven't you been listening? We only have one chance to break the grip of the virus, or else cases will again mount. You're a bit too eager and seem to not care about the vulnerable.

pual mase

I too worry about reopening too soon but think it is the right thing to do. I also worry about driving in bad weather but sometimes have to do it.

Just because yo worry doesn’t mean you have the right to control others to the point they lose their jobs and businesses.

Being scared is insufficient reason to oppress others.

amerigirl

pul, there is a difference between worrying and risky behavior. Your last line should be about you, not others who care about their neighbors.

scottva

My God, only one chance?

amerigirl

Letfree, here is why your answer was simple. Everyone is affected by their orders, including them. They are still getting paid to represent their constituents which they will do so they can be re-elected. Current polling has the majority of liberals, democrats, and republicans saying that they worry about opening too soon. 46% of conservatives agree with them. WOW, just WOW what is wrong with virtuous and humanitarian motives. What are you hiding behind? It is a pandemic and not everyday normal life.

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