Posted on August 9, 2021 at 5:02 PM by Nancy McCormick
Loudoun County COVID-19 Data Snapshot
Last report 08/02/[email protected]:00 p.m.
COVID-19 Cases Data
- Total Cases: 29,048 (up 320 since last report)
- Current 7-day positivity rate in Loudoun County (PCR test only): 4.6% (up 0.4% since last report)
- Total Hospitalizations: 1,113 (up 5 since last report)
- Total Deaths: 283 (unchanged since last report)
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Loudoun County Update
- Face Masks Again Required in Loudoun County Government Facilities: Loudoun County Government is requiring all employees and visitors to county facilities, regardless of vaccination status, to wear face masks while inside all county facilities in a renewed effort to reduce levels of community transmission of COVID-19. Officials say until more people are vaccinated, wearing masks is a key step in helping to stop the spread of COVID-19. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Loudoun County is currently experiencing a substantial level of community transmission. With the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Loudoun, as well as the increase in the Delta variant of the virus, the Loudoun County Health Department recommends all individuals (ages 2 and up) wear a mask in all public indoor settings. For those who are fully vaccinated, wearing a mask reduces the risk of being infected with the Delta variant and reduces the risk of unknowingly spreading the virus to others. While infections happen in only a small proportion of people who are fully vaccinated, it is still possible for fully vaccinated people to spread the virus to others. Read the county's news release on the face mask requirement.
- Delta Variant Increases Significantly In Virginia: State health officials say the Delta variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 is now the most common variant in Virginia and is hitting unvaccinated people in the state very hard. On Friday, VDH announced a significant increase in the Delta variant throughout Virginia. The Delta variant is different from the original “strain” of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in that it spreads much faster. Studies show people infected with Delta have a higher viral load than those infected with the original strain. Officials say because community immunity levels are not high enough to contain the spread of the Delta variant, cases are surging and additional public health mitigation efforts, such as masking, distancing and frequent hand washing are needed, and that vaccination is the only strategy that will safely bring an end to the pandemic.
- It's Easy to Get a Vaccine: As new cases of COVID-19 continue to increase in Loudoun, health officials encourage everyone age 12 years and older to get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. Walk-ins are welcome at the Loudoun County clinic at Dulles Town Center. No appointments are necessary. Vaccinations are free. This week, the clinic will be open Tuesday, August 10, 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. and Friday. August 13, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. In addition to the Loudoun County clinic, vaccines are available from many providers throughout the area. Look for available vaccination appointments at pharmacies and other locations in the region at vaccines.gov.
- Loudoun Is Ready: How Businesses Can Continue to Protect Customers and Employees: The Loudoun County Health Department and the Department of Economic Development (DED) are reaching out to local businesses to help stem the spread of COVID-19. The Health Department has created a COVID-19 Business and Workplace team that can work directly with businesses to offer training on best practices to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Businesses are invited to participate in an upcoming virtual workshop to learn about the services that the Health Department can provide. Read the guest post on the DED blog by District Epidemiologist Kevin Embrey of the Loudoun County Health Department.
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Residents with questions about COVID-19 may contact the Loudoun County Health Department:
- Information Line: 703-737-8300
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