Loudoun County has 1,700 confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to the Virginia Department of Health. That's an increase in 121 cases from Wednesday’s report, marking the largest single-day increase since the virus pandemic.
On Wednesday, Loudoun County provided free tests in Leesburg, and the event was forced to shut down nearly four hours before the advertised closing time of 6 p.m. County officials said 853 tests were administered as of 1:16 p.m. on Wednesday.
No new deaths have been reported. The last local death was reported on May 20 to bring the number of deaths to 49.
The age breakdown of the deceased is as follows: 36 have been 80 years old or older, nine 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-seven people in Loudoun have been hospitalized.
Dr. David Goodfriend, director of the Loudoun County Health Department, said on Tuesday he expects there will be update on Sunday to determine if Loudoun is meeting the measurements to enter the first phase of the reopening process.
Loudoun County is one of several localities, including all of northern Virginia, that is under the governor’s order to remain closed until at least May 29.
Statewide, the number of cases on Thursday jumped by 1,229 to 34,137 cases. There have been 1,099 deaths, 4,093 hospitalizations, and 216,890 people have been tested.
Virginia residents can now search case and testing information by ZIP code through the county's website.