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July 30, 2020

911 more COVID-19 cases, 16 new deaths in Virginia

The percentage of positive diagnostic tests has ticked up statewide and in this region over the last seven days.
Curbside Testing
• Where: Piedmont Urgent Care, 493 Blackwell Road, Warrenton

• When: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily

• Process: Patients can remain in their vehicles while healthcare professionals collect samples with swabs.

• Organizers: Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District and local partners, including medical practices, Fauquier Health, the free clinic, PATH Foundation and local government.

• Phone: 540-347-5200

• COVID questions: 540-316-6302 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Thursday morning COVID-19 update from the Virginia Department of Health:

571 total cases in Fauquier County since the pandemic began — up 1 from Wednesday.

88,904 Virginia cases — up 911 since Wednesday. The total includes 85,546 confirmed and 3,358 “probable” infections.

2,141 deaths statewide — up 16 from Wednesday. Of the fatalities, the health department classified COVID-19 as the confirmed cause in 2,035 and “probable” in 106.

1,091,615 diagnostic tests statewide — up 18,152 since Wednesday. Over the past seven days, 7.2 percent of those tests were positive, trending upward.

Statewide hospitalizations for COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic totaled 7,786 as of Thursday, up 48 since Wednesday.

But, the health department notes that its hospitalization figure — based on status at the time each case gets investigated — “underrepresents” the actual total.

Since the pandemic began, 11,728 “confirmed COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged,” according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

State hospitals housed 1,357 infected patients Thursday — up 7 from Wednesday, according to the association.

That puts total Virginia hospitalizations during the pandemic at 13,085.

Virginia hospitalizations for COVID-19 peaked at 1,625 patients on May 8.

Healthcare providers and laboratories report statistics to the state as of 5 p.m. each day. The health department updates its report the following morning.

Thirty-four infected Fauquier patients have been hospitalized and 8 have died since the pandemic started.

In the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, which includes Fauquier:

• 938 cases, 73 hospitalizations and 12 deaths in Culpeper.

• 205 infections, 15 hospitalizations and 3 deaths in Orange.

• 58 infections, 5 hospitalizations and 1 death in Madison.

• 40 cases and 4 hospitalizations and 2 deaths in Rappahannock.

The district has 26 COVID-19 deaths, and 131 infected patients have been hospitalized during the pandemic.

The health department reported 21,594 diagnostic tests in the district so far, up 400 from Wednesday. Over the last seven days, 4.4 percent of tests conducted in the five-county district were positive, trending upward.


Cases elsewhere in Virginia:

• 15,606 in Fairfax County — up 36 since Wednesday.

Prince William County, 8,784.

Loudoun County, 4,985.

Virginia Beach, 3,979.

Chesterfield County, 3,877.

Henrico County, 3,509.

City of Norfolk, 3,080.

Arlington County, 2,874.

City of Richmond, 2,857.

City of Alexandria, 2,779.

City of Chesapeake, 2,391.

City of Manassas, 1,596.

City of Newport News, 1,544.

City of Portsmouth, 1,417.

Spotsylvania County, 1,291.

Stafford County, 1,237.

Accomack County, 1,074.

City of Harrisonburg, 1,037.

City of Suffolk, 1,001.

City of Hampton, 973.

Rockingham County, 883.

City of Roanoke, 805.

Albemarle County, 733.

Shenandoah County, 665.

Frederick County, 649.

James City County (including Williamsburg), 637.

Buckingham County, 592.

Hanover County, 583.

City of Manassas Park, 495.

Henry County, 467.

City of Charlottesville, 451.

City of Petersburg, 426.

Roanoke County, 425.

Greensville County, 415.

City of Lynchburg, 392.

City of Winchester, 390.

City of Fredericksburg, 345.

Warren County, 345.

Page County, 331.

City of Galax, 329.

Prince George County, 328.

Isle of Wight County, 323.

Richmond County, 317.

Pittsylvania County, 309.

Carroll County, 305.

Mecklenburg County, 303.

Prince Edward County, 300.

York County, 293.

Northampton County, 292.

City of Danville, 291.

Sussex County, 276.

Montgomery County, 264.

Bedford County, 261.

City of Hopewell, 253.

Augusta County, 246.

Southampton County, 229.

Brunswick County, 197.

Dinwiddie County, 196.

Westmoreland County, 193.

Botetourt County, 183.

Caroline County, 179.

City of Colonial Heights, 177.

Fluvanna County, 170.

Nottoway County, 169.

Louisa County, 165.

City of Waynesboro, 165.

Washington County, 164.

City of Emporia, 163.

City of Martinsville, 159.

Franklin County, 150.

Goochland County, 149.

Gloucester County, 140.

City of Staunton, 140.

Greene County, 134.

Campbell County, 132.

Halifax County, 130.

City of Salem, 129.

Grayson County, 124.

King George County, 121.

Powhatan County, 120.

City of Franklin, 117.

New Kent County, 113.

Patrick County, 106.

Smyth County, 102.

Amherst County, 101.


Nationwide as of Monday:

4,431,399 cases.

• 150,765 deaths.

• 1,389,425 have recovered.

• 53.8 million tests conducted.
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