Two more Loudoun County residents have died as a result of COVID-19, state health officials reported on Thursday, bringing the county's total number of the coronavirus-related deaths to 26.
The age and sex breakdown of the deceased are as follows: 19 have been 80 years old or older, nine men and 10 women; five have been between the ages of 70 and 79, three men and two women; one man was between 60 and 69; and one woman was between 50 and 59.
Loudoun County's confirmed COVID-19 cases stand at 1,043 on Thursday, according to the latest figures reported by the state.
The case count increased by 45 from Tuesday’s reporting and is up 297 from April 30's figures. The state did not provide any reports on Wednesday. 105 people in Loudoun have been hospitalized.
Statewide, Virginia has seen 769 deaths and 21,570 cases, a 1,314-case jump from Tuesday. 2,955 hospitalizations have occurred, and 136,558 people have been tested.
Gov. Ralph Northam (D) said Wednesday that some parts of the state may keep coronavirus-related restrictions in place longer than the rest of the state. The governor said areas of the state hard hit by the virus, like northern Virginia and the Eastern Shore, may extend bans on certain business openings and public gatherings that are expected to expire May 15.
Nonessential businesses are expected to reopen on May 15 after Northam outlined a three-phased plan on Monday.
In Loudoun, the School Board is considering eliminating class rankings and a shortened school year due to the pandemic.
And County Administrator Tim Hemstreet reported this week that the federal government in April intercepted a shipment of personal protective equipment bound for Loudoun.