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Prince William County has lost another resident to COVID-19, this time a man age 80 or older. The latest loss brings the health district's death toll due to COVID-19 to 200, according to the Virginia Department of Health. 

Meanwhile, the local health district reported 84 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday -- a sharp increase from the 18 reported Sunday -- as well as four hospitalizations, including those of two people in their 30s.

The local death toll due to COVID-19 includes 173 deaths in Prince William County, 20 in Manassas and seven in Manassas Park. The local victims included 86 women and 114 men, ranging from their 30s to over 80.

Of local residents lost to COVID-19, two were in their 30s, eight were in their 40s, 16 were in their 50s, 48 were in their 60s, 50 were in their 70s and 76 were age 80 or older.

Local cases: Among the 84 new cases reported Monday, 81 were in the county and three were in Manassas. No new cases were reported in Manassas Park.

Residents in their 20s reported the highest number of new cases on Monday with 19. They were followed by residents in their 30s with 18 and residents in their 40s with 16. 

Children ages 9 and under reported three new case on Monday, while kids and teens ages 10 to 19 reported 10 new cases.

There were 1,324 new cases reported across the state on Monday as well as 63 new hospitalizations.

Percent-positivity rate: The Prince William Health District's percent-positivity rate on COVID-19 tests ticked up on Monday from 7.9% to 8.1%. The local health district is now averaging 834 daily COVID-19 tests daily, up from about 500 in early July.

The state's percent-positivity rate on COVID-19 tests ticked down from 7.2% to 7.1%, while the rate across Northern Virginia remained steady at 5.9%.

Percent-positivity rates around Hampton Roads remained the highest in the state on Monday, with Portsmouth again leading the state with 17.8% (up from 17.1% on Sunday).

It was followed by West Piedmont with 15.6% , Chesapeake with 13.9%, Western Tidewater with 12.1%, Norfolk with 11.6%, Pittsylvania-Danville with 11.3% and Virginia Beach with 9.8%.  

The World Health Organization says a percent-positivity rate no higher than 10% indicates that enough tests are being performed to identify most cases of the disease.

The percent-positivity rate is one of the key measures Gov. Ralph Northam's administration is watching to decide when the state is ready to move forward through Virginia's reopening phases. The state entered Phase 3 on Wednesday, July 1.

Hospitalizations: The Prince William Health District reported four new hospitalizations on Monday, all in the county. They included two people in their 30s, one in their 70s and one age 80 or older.

The number of Virginians currently hospitalized for COVID-19 on Monday rose from 1,172 to 1,205, up 33.

COVID-19 hospitalizations are highest in Eastern Virginia with 497 on Monday. Northern Virginia counted 236 people hospitalized. Southwest Virginia reported 171 people hospitalized with COVID-19 on Monday.

The number of patients in intensive care units across the state rose from 267 to 271, up four, while those on ventilators rose from 138 to 151, up 13.

There are 3,755 beds available in Virginia's hospitals should they be needed for COVID-19 patients, and about 22% of the state's ventilators are currently in use, according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

Also as of Monday, 12,255 people who had been hospitalized for COVID-19 have been discharged since the start of the pandemic.

Overall, local cases highest among working-age residents ages 20 to 59

The VDH report continued to show that Prince William Health District residents between the ages of 40 and 49 are reporting the highest number of COVID-19 cases, with 2,252, up 16 from Sunday. The age group makes up 20.6% of the county's total cases.

Among 40-something Prince William residents who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 177 have been hospitalized and eight have died, both of which are unchanged.

County residents between the ages of 30 and 39 are reporting the next-highest number of overall cases with 2,070, up 18 from Sunday. The age group makes up 19% (up .1) of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 30-something Prince William residents who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 103 have been hospitalized, up two, and two have died, both of which are unchanged.

County health district residents between the ages of 20 and 29 make up the third-highest number of cases with 2,021, up 19 from Sunday. Residents in their 20s make up 18.5% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 20-something residents who have fallen ill from COVID-19, 59 have been hospitalized but none have died, unchanged in the past 24 hours.

County health district residents between the ages of 50 to 59 make up the fourth-highest number of cases with 1,678, up 11 from Sunday. Residents in their 50s make up 15.4% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 50-somethings who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 209 have been hospitalized and 16 have died, unchanged in the past 24 hours.

Kids and teens between the ages of 10 and 19 reported the sixth-highest number of COVID-19 cases with 961, up 10 from Sunday. The group makes up 8.8% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 10- to 19-year-olds who have tested positive for COVID-19, eight have been hospitalized and none have died, both of which are unchanged.

The county's children -- those ages 9 and younger -- account for 439 cases, up three from Sunday. Children under 9 comprise 4% of the county's total number of cases, the third-lowest number of any age group.

Among the 439 children ages 9 and under who have tested positive for the disease, 11 have been hospitalized and none have died, both of which are unchanged.

Older residents have fewer cases, but more hospitalizations, deaths

County residents between the ages of 60 and 69, meanwhile, make up the fifth-highest number of cases, with 888, up four from Sunday. The age group makes up 8.1% (down .1) of the county's total cases.

Among 60-somethings, 185 have been hospitalized and 48 have died, both of which are unchanged in the past 24 hours.

County residents between the ages of 70 and 79 make up the second-lowest number of cases in the county with 352 cases, up two since Sunday. They comprise 3.2% of the county's total COVID-19 cases.

Of the 352 residents in their 70s who have tested positive for the disease, 111 have been hospitalized, up one, and 50 have died, the latter of which is unchanged.

As of Monday, 261 county residents age 80 and older have tested positive for COVID-19, unchanged from Thursday. Cases among residents ages 80 and older make up 2.4% of the county's cases.

Of the 261 residents age 80 or older who tested positive for COVID-19, 89, up one, have been hospitalized (adjusted down one) and 76 have died, also up one since Sunday.

Sunday, Aug. 2: 18 new COVID-19 cases reported, 2 in their 20s hospitalized

The Prince William Health District added just 18 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday -- the least since June 29 -- and no additional deaths.

The county reported five new hospitalizations, however, including those of two in their 20s. A total of 59 local residents in their 20s have been hospitalized with COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, according to the Virginia Department of Health. 

The health district, which includes the county, Manassas and Manassas Park, reported its latest deaths, those of two men, one in their 50s, one in their 80s, on Saturday. They were the fourth and fifth reported locally since Wednesday.

The local death toll due to COVID-19 stands at 199 and includes 172 deaths in Prince William County, 20 in Manassas and seven in Manassas Park. The local victims included 86 women and 113 men, ranging from their 30s to over 80.

Local cases: Among the 18 new cases reported Sunday, 14 were in the county, two were in Manassas and two were in Manassas Park.

Residents in their 30s and 40s reported the highest number of new cases on Sunday, with four in each age group. 

Twenty-somethings reported three new cases. Children ages 9 and under reported one new case on Sunday, while kids and teens ages 10 to 19 reported two new cases.

There were 981 new cases reported across the state on Sunday as well as 45 new hospitalizations and three additional deaths.

Percent-positivity rate: The Prince William Health District's percent-positivity rate on COVID-19 tests ticked down on Sunday from 8.3% to7.9%. The local health district is now averaging 859 daily COVID-19 tests daily, up from about 500 in early July.

The state's percent-positivity rate on COVID-19 tests again remained steady on Sunday at 7.2%, as did the rate across Northern Virginia, which remained at 5.9%.

Percent-positivity rates around Hampton Roads remained the highest in the state on Sunday, with Portsmouth again leading the state with 17.1% (down from 18% on Saturday).

It was followed by West Piedmont with 14.4% , Chesapeake with 13.7%, Western Tidewater with 11.9%, Norfolk with 11.8%, Pittsylvania-Danville with 10.5% and Virginia Beach with 10.4%.  

The World Health Organization says a percent-positivity rate no higher than 10% indicates that enough tests are being performed to identify most cases of the disease.

The percent-positivity rate is one of the key measures Gov. Ralph Northam's administration is watching to decide when the state is ready to move forward through Virginia's reopening phases. The state entered Phase 3 on Wednesday, July 1.

Hospitalizations: The Prince William Health District reported five new hospitalizations on Friday, all in the county. They included two people in their 20s, one in their 50s and two in their 70s.

The number of Virginians currently hospitalized for COVID-19 on Sunday fell from 1,256 to 1,172, down 84.

COVID-19 hospitalizations are highest in Eastern Virginia with 492 on Sunday, down 64. Northern Virginia counted 220 people hospitalized, up two. Southwest Virginia set a new record for patients hospitalized with COVID-19, with 169.

The number of patients in intensive care units across the state fell from 275 to 267 while those on ventilators fell from 147 to 138.

There are 3,711 beds available in Virginia's hospitals should they be needed for COVID-19 patients, and about 22% of the state's ventilators are currently in use, according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

Also, 12,108 people who had been hospitalized for COVID-19 have been discharged since the start of the pandemic.

Overall, local cases highest among working-age residents ages 20 to 59

The VDH report continued to show that Prince William Health District residents between the ages of 40 and 49 are reporting the highest number of COVID-19 cases, with 2,236, up four from Saturday. The age group makes up 20.6% of the county's total cases.

Among 40-something Prince William residents who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 177 have been hospitalized and eight have died, both of which are unchanged in the past 24 hours.

County residents between the ages of 30 and 39 are reporting the next-highest number of overall cases with 2,052, up four from Saturday. The age group makes up 18.9% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 30-something Prince William residents who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 101 have been hospitalized and two have died, both of which are unchanged.

County health district residents between the ages of 20 and 29 make up the third-highest number of cases with 2,002, up two from Saturday. Residents in their 20s make up 18.5% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 20-something residents who have fallen ill from COVID-19, 59 have been hospitalized, up two since Saturday, but none have died.

County health district residents between the ages of 50 to 59 make up the fourth-highest number of cases with 1,667, up three from Saturday. Residents in their 50s make up 15.4% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 50-somethings who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 209 have been hospitalized, up one, and 16 have died, unchanged in the past 24 hours.

Kids and teens between the ages of 10 and 19 reported the sixth-highest number of COVID-19 cases with 951, up two from Saturday. The group makes up 8.8% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 10- to 19-year-olds who have tested positive for COVID-19, eight have been hospitalized and none have died, both of which are unchanged.

The county's children -- those ages 9 and younger -- account for 436 cases, up one from Saturday. Children under 9 comprise 4% of the county's total number of cases, the third-lowest number of any age group.

Among the 435 children ages 9 and under who have tested positive for the disease, 11 have been hospitalized and none have died, both of which are unchanged.

Older residents have fewer cases, but more hospitalizations, deaths

County residents between the ages of 60 and 69, meanwhile, make up the fifth-highest number of cases, with 884, unchanged from Saturday. The age group makes up 8.2%, of the county's total number of cases.

Among 60-somethings, 185 have been hospitalized and 48 have died, both of which are unchanged in the past 24 hours.

County residents between the ages of 70 and 79 make up the second-lowest number of cases in the county with 350 cases, up one since Saturday. They comprise 3.2% of the county's total COVID-19 cases.

Of the 350 residents in their 70s who have tested positive for the disease, 110 have been hospitalized, up two, and 50 have died, the latter of which is unchanged.

As of Sunday, 260 county residents age 80 and older have tested positive for COVID-19, unchanged from Thursday. Cases among residents ages 80 and older make up 2.4% of the county's cases.

Of the 260 residents age 80 or older who tested positive for COVID-19, 88 have been hospitalized (adjusted down one) and 75 have died, unchanged in the past 24 hours.

Saturday, Aug. 1: Prince William loses 2 more to COVID-19, including a man in his 50s

The Prince William Health District has lost two more residents to COVID-19. Both were men; one was in his 50s, the other age 80 or older, according to the Virginia Department of Health. 

The latest deaths are the fourth and fifth reported locally in the last four days. They are among the 41 new COVID-19 deaths reported across the state on Saturday.

The local death toll due to COVID-19 now stands at 199 and includes 172 deaths in Prince William County, 20 in Manassas and seven in Manassas Park since the pandemic began.

The local victims included 86 women and 113 men. Two were in their 30s, eight were in their 40s, 16 were in their 50s, 48 were in their 60s, 50 were in their 70s and 75 were age 80 or older, according to the VDH.

The health department releases no information about the victims other than their age range (by decade), gender and place of residence. No information is given as to whether victims resided in nursing homes or assisted living facilities or whether they suffered from underlying health conditions.

Local cases: There were 59 new COVID-19 cases reported locally on Saturday, including 55 in Prince William County, three in Manassas and one in Manassas Park.

Residents in their 20s again reported the highest number of new cases on Saturday with 14. The group reported 17 new cases on Friday.

Twenty-somethings were followed by residents in their 30s, who reported 11 new cases on Saturday.

Children ages 9 and under reported six new cases on Saturday, while kids and teens ages 10 through 19 reported three new cases.

There were 913 new cases reported across the state on Friday as well as 44 new hospitalizations.

Percent-positivity rate: The Prince William Health District's percent-positivity rate on COVID-19 tests ticked down on Saturday from 8.4% to 8.3%. The local health district is now averaging 798 daily COVID-19 tests daily, up from about 500 in early July.

The state's percent-positivity rate on COVID-19 tests again remained steady on Saturday at 7.2%, as did the rate across Northern Virginia, which remained at 5.9%.

Percent-positivity rates around Hampton Roads remained the highest in the state on Saturday, with Portsmouth again leading the state with 18% (up from 17.5% Friday).

It was followed by West Piedmont with 14.1% (down from 16% on Friday), Chesapeake with 13.7% (down from 14.3%), Norfolk and Western Tidewater with 12%, Virginia Beach with 10.8% and Pittsylvania-Danville with 10.5%.  

The World Health Organization says a percent-positivity rate no higher than 10% indicates that enough tests are being performed to identify most cases of the disease.

The percent-positivity rate is one of the key measures Gov. Ralph Northam's administration is watching to decide when the state is ready to move forward through Virginia's reopening phases. The state entered Phase 3 on Wednesday, July 1.

Hospitalizations: The Prince William Health District reported five new hospitalizations on Friday, all in the county. They included one person in their 40s, one in their 50s, one in their 60s and two age 80 or older.

The number of Virginians currently hospitalized for COVID-19 on Saturday fell from 1,334 to 1,256, down 78.

COVID-19 hospitalizations are highest in Eastern Virginia with 556 on Saturday, down 10. Northern Virginia counted 218 people hospitalized for COVID-19, down 41.

The number of patients in intensive care units across the state fell from 279 to 275, while those on ventilators ticked up from 145 to 147.

There are 3,580 beds available in Virginia's hospitals should they be needed for COVID-19 patients, and about 20% of the state's ventilators are currently in use, according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

Also, 12,000 people who had been hospitalized for COVID-19 have been discharged since the start of the pandemic.

Overall, local cases highest among working-age residents ages 20 to 59

The VDH report continued to show that Prince William Health District residents between the ages of 40 and 49 are reporting the highest number of COVID-19 cases, with 2,232, up nine from Friday. The age group makes up 20.6% (down .1%) of the county's total cases.

Among 40-something Prince William residents who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 177 have been hospitalized, up one, and eight have died, the latter of which is unchanged.

County residents between the ages of 30 and 39 are reporting the next-highest number of overall cases with 2,048, up 11 from Friday. The age group makes up 18.9% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 30-something Prince William residents who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 101 have been hospitalized and two have died, both of which are unchanged.

County health district residents between the ages of 20 and 29 make up the third-highest number of cases with 2,000, up 14 from Friday. Residents in their 20s make up 18.5% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 20-something residents who have fallen ill from COVID-19, 57 have been hospitalized and none have died, both of which are unchanged.

County health district residents between the ages of 50 to 59 make up the fourth-highest number of cases with 1,664, up nine from Friday. Residents in their 50s make up 15.4% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 50-somethings who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 208 have been hospitalized, up one, and 16 have died, also up one from Friday.

Kids and teens between the ages of 10 and 19 reported the sixth-highest number of COVID-19 cases with 949, up three from Friday. The group makes up 8.8% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 10- to 19-year-olds who have tested positive for COVID-19, eight have been hospitalized and none have died, both of which are unchanged.

The county's children -- those ages 9 and younger -- account for 435 cases, up six from Friday. Children under 9 comprise 4% of the county's total number of cases, the third-lowest number of any age group.

Among the 435 children ages 9 and under who have tested positive for the disease, 11 have been hospitalized and none have died, both of which are unchanged in the past 24 hours.

Older residents have fewer cases, but more hospitalizations, deaths

County residents between the ages of 60 and 69, meanwhile, make up the fifth-highest number of cases, with 884, up five from Friday. The age group makes up 8.2%, of the county's total number of cases.

Among 60-somethings, 185 have been hospitalized, up one, and 48 have died, the latter of which is unchanged in the past 24 hours.

County residents between the ages of 70 and 79 make up the second-lowest number of cases in the county with 349 cases, up three since Friday. They comprise 3.2% of the county's total COVID-19 cases.

Of the 349 residents in their 70s who have tested positive for the disease, 108 have been hospitalized and 50 have died, both of which are unchanged.

As of Saturday, 260 county residents age 80 and older have tested positive for COVID-19, unchanged from Thursday. Cases among residents ages 80 and older make up 2.4% of the county's cases.

Of the 260 residents age 80 or older who tested positive for COVID-19, 89 have been hospitalized, up two, and 75 have died, up one from Friday.

Friday, July 31: Prince William loses woman in her 60s to COVID-19, adds 64 new cases

The Prince William Health District has lost another resident to COVID-19, this time a woman in her 60s. Meanwhile the county added 64 new cases and four hospitalizations, including one of a child age 9 or younger and one of a resident in their 20s.

The latest fatality is the third local death reported in as many days and was among the 33 new COVID-19 deaths reported across the state on Friday, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

The local death toll due to COVID-19 now stands at 197 and includes 170 deaths in Prince William County, 20 in Manassas and seven in Manassas Park since the pandemic began.

The local victims included 86 women and 111 men. Two were in their 30s, eight were in their 40s, 15 were in their 50s, 48 were in their 60s, 50 were in their 70s and 74 were age 80 or older, according to the VDH.

The health department releases no information about the victims other than their age range (by decade), gender and place of residence. No information is given as to whether victims resided in nursing homes or assisted living facilities or whether they suffered from underlying health conditions.

Local cases: Of the 64 new COVID-19 cases reported Friday, 54 were in Prince William County, eight were in Manassas and two were in Manassas Park.

Residents in their 20s reported the highest number of new cases on Friday with 17. They were followed by residents in their 30s and 40s, which each reported 12 new cases.

Children ages 9 and under reported three new cases on Friday, while kids ages 10 through 19 reported seven new cases.

There were 984 new cases reported across the state on Friday as well as 80 new hospitalizations.

Percent-positivity rate: The Prince William Health District's percent-positivity rate on COVID-19 tests ticked up again on Friday from 8.3% to 8.4%. The local health district is now averaging 853 daily COVID-19 tests daily, up from about 500 in early July.

The state's percent-positivity rate on COVID-19 tests remained steady at 7.2%, as did the rate across Northern Virginia, which remains at 5.9%.

Percent-positivity rates around Hampton Roads remained the highest in the state on Friday, with Portsmouth again leading the state with 17.5% (up from 17.4% Thursday).

It was followed by West Piedmont with 16%, Chesapeake with 14.3%, Norfolk with 11.9%, Virginia Beach and Western Tidewater with 11.5% and Pittsylvania-Danville with 10.8%.  

The World Health Organization says a percent-positivity rate no higher than 10% indicates that enough tests are being performed to identify most cases of the disease.

The percent-positivity rate is one of the key measures Gov. Ralph Northam's administration is watching to decide when the state is ready to move forward through Virginia's reopening phases. The state entered Phase 3 on Wednesday, July 1.

Hospitalizations: The number of Virginians currently hospitalized for COVID-19 on Friday fell from 1,357 to 1,334, down 23.

COVID-19 hospitalizations are highest in Eastern Virginia with 566 on Friday. Northern Virginia counted 259 people hospitalized for COVID-19, up 16.

The number of patients in intensive care units across the state fell from 284 to 279, while those on ventilators ticked down from 147 to 145.

There are 3,605 beds available in Virginia's hospitals should they be needed for COVID-19 patients, and about 21% of the state's ventilators are currently in use, according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

Also, 11,937 people who had been hospitalized for COVID-19 have been discharged since the start of the pandemic.

Overall, local cases highest among working-age residents ages 20 to 59

The VDH report continued to show that Prince William Health District residents between the ages of 40 and 49 are reporting the highest number of COVID-19 cases, with 2,223, up 12 from Thursday. The age group makes up 20.7% of the county's total cases.

Among 40-something Prince William residents who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 176 have been hospitalized and eight have died, both of which are unchanged.

County residents between the ages of 30 and 39 are reporting the next-highest number of overall cases with 2,037, up 12 from Thursday. The age group makes up 18.9% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 30-something Prince William residents who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 101 have been hospitalized and two have died, both of which are unchanged.

County health district residents between the ages of 20 and 29 make up the third-highest number of cases with 1,986, up 17 from Thursday. Residents in their 20s make up 18.5% (up .1%) of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 20-something residents who have fallen ill from COVID-19, 57 have been hospitalized, up one, but none have died, the latter of which is unchanged.

County health district residents between the ages of 50 to 59 make up the fourth-highest number of cases with 1,655, up six from Thursday. Residents in their 50s make up 15.4% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 50-somethings who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 207 have been hospitalized and 15 have died, both of which are unchanged. 

Kids and teens between the ages of 10 and 19 reported the sixth-highest number of COVID-19 cases with 946, up seven from Thursday. The group makes up 8.8% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 10- to 19-year-olds who have tested positive for COVID-19, eight have been hospitalized and none have died, both of which are unchanged.

The county's children -- those ages 9 and younger -- account for 429 cases, up three from Thursday. Children under 9 comprise 4% of the county's total number of cases, the third-lowest number of any age group.

Among the 429 children ages 9 and under who have tested positive for the disease, 11 have been hospitalized, up one, but none have died, the latter of which is unchanged.

Older residents have fewer cases, but more hospitalizations, deaths

County residents between the ages of 60 and 69, meanwhile, make up the fifth-highest number of cases, with 879, up four from Thursday. The age group makes up 8.2%, of the county's total number of cases.

Among 60-somethings, 184 have been hospitalized, up one, and 48 have died, also up one since Thursday.

County residents between the ages of 70 and 79 make up the second-lowest number of cases in the county with 346 cases, up one since Thursday. They comprise 3.2% of the county's total COVID-19 cases.

Of the 346 residents in their 70s who have tested positive for the disease, 108 have been hospitalized, up one, and 50 have died, the latter of which is unchanged.

As of Friday, 260 county residents age 80 and older have tested positive for COVID-19, unchanged from Thursday. Cases among residents ages 80 and older make up 2.4% of the county's cases.

Of the 260 residents age 80 or older who tested positive for COVID-19, 87 have been hospitalized and 74 have died, both of which are unchanged.

Thursday, July 30: Prince William loses man in his 60s to COVID-19, local death toll rises to 196

The Prince William Health District has lost another resident to COVID-19, this time a man in his 60s. The death is the second reported in as many days and was among the 16 new COVID-19 fatalities reported across the state on Thursday, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

The latest fatality brings the local death toll due to COVID-19 to 196 and includes 169 deaths in Prince William County, 20 in Manassas and seven in Manassas Park since the pandemic began.

The local victims included 85 women and 111 men. Two were in their 30s, eight were in their 40s, 15 were in their 50s, 47 were in their 60s, 50 were in their 70s and 74 were age 80 or older, according to the VDH.

The health department releases no information about the victims other than their age range (by decade), gender and place of residence. No information is given as to whether victims resided in nursing homes or assisted living facilities or whether they suffered from underlying health conditions.

Local cases: There were 72 new COVID-19 cases reported Thursday, 60 were in Prince William County, 10 were in Manassas and two were in Manassas Park.

Residents in their 20s and 30s reported the highest number of new cases on Thursday, with 14 in each group. Those in their 50s reported 13 new cases, while those in their 40s reported 11. 

There were 911 new cases reported across the state on Thursday as well as 48 new hospitalizations.

Percent-positivity rate: The Prince William Health District's percent-positivity rate on COVID-19 tests rose on Thursday from 7.4% to 8.3%. The local health district is now averaging 882 daily COVID-19 tests daily, up from about 500 in early July.

The state's percent-positivity rate on COVID-19 tests ticked up from 7.1% to 7.2% on Thursday, while the rate across Northern Virginia rose from 5.5% to 5.9%.

Percent-positivity rates around Hampton Roads remained the highest in the state on Wednesday, with Portsmouth again leading the state with 17.4% (up from 16.7% Wednesday).

It was followed by West Piedmont, with 15.3%, Chesapeake, with 14.3%, Pittsylvania-Danville, with 11.8%, and then Norfolk with 11.7%. Virginia Beach posted a percent-positivity rate of 11% on Thursday. 

The World Health Organization says a percent-positivity rate no higher than 10% indicates that enough tests are being performed to identify most cases of the disease.

The percent-positivity rate is one of the key measures Gov. Ralph Northam's administration is watching to decide when the state is ready to move forward through Virginia's reopening phases. The state entered Phase 3 on Wednesday, July 1.

Hospitalizations: The number of Virginians currently hospitalized for COVID-19 on Thursday rose from 1,350 to 1,357, up 57.

Hospitalizations are highest in Eastern Virginia with 554 on Thursday. Northern Virginia counted 243 people hospitalized for COVID-19.

The number of patients in intensive care units across the state rose from 276 to 284, while those on ventilators fell from 155 to 147.

There are 3,051 beds available in Virginia's hospitals should they be needed for COVID-19 patients, and about 22% of the state's ventilators are currently in use, according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

Also, 11,728 people who had been hospitalized for COVID-19 have been discharged since the start of the pandemic.

Overall, local cases highest among working-age residents ages 20 to 59

The VDH report continued to show that Prince William Health District residents between the ages of 40 and 49 are reporting the highest number of COVID-19 cases, with 2,211, up 11 from Wednesday. The age group makes up 20.7% of the county's total cases.

Among 40-something Prince William residents who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 176 have been hospitalized, up one, and eight have died, the latter of which is unchanged.

County residents between the ages of 30 and 39 are reporting the next-highest number of overall cases with 2,025, up 14 from Wednesday. The age group makes up 18.9% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 30-something Prince William residents who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 101 have been hospitalized and two have died, both of which are unchanged.

County health district residents between the ages of 20 and 29 make up the third-highest number of cases with 1,969, up 14 from Wednesday. Residents in their 20s make up 18.4% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 20-something residents who have fallen ill from COVID-19, 56 have been hospitalized, and none have died, both of which are unchanged.

County health district residents between the ages of 50 to 59 make up the fourth-highest number of cases with 1,649, up 13 from Wednesday. Residents in their 50s make up 15.4% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 50-somethings who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 207 have been hospitalized and 15 have died, both of which are unchanged. 

Kids and teens between the ages of 10 and 19 reported the sixth-highest number of COVID-19 cases with 939, up seven from Wednesday. The group makes up 8.8% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 10- to 19-year-olds who have tested positive for COVID-19, eight have been hospitalized and none have died, both of which are unchanged.

The county's children -- those ages 9 and younger -- account for 426 cases, up four from Wednesday. Children under 9 comprise 4% of the county's total number of cases, the third-lowest number of any age group.

Among the 426 children ages 9 and under who have tested positive for the disease, 10 have been hospitalized and none have died, both of which are unchanged.

Older residents have fewer cases, but more hospitalizations, deaths

County residents between the ages of 60 and 69, meanwhile, make up the fifth-highest number of cases, with 875, up five from Wednesday. The age group makes up 8.2%, of the county's total number of cases.

Among 60-somethings, 183 have been hospitalized and 47 have died, up one since Wednesday.

County residents between the ages of 70 and 79 make up the second-lowest number of cases in the county with 345 cases, unchanged from Wednesday. They comprise 3.2% of the county's total COVID-19 cases.

Of the 345 residents in their 70s who have tested positive for the disease, 107 have been hospitalized and 50 have died, both of which are unchanged.

As of Thursday, 260 county residents age 80 and older have tested positive for COVID-19, up one from Wednesday. Cases among residents ages 80 and older make up 2.4% of the county's cases.

Of the 260 residents age 80 or older who tested positive for COVID-19, 87 have been hospitalized and 74 have died, both of which are unchanged.

Wednesday, July 29: Prince William loses woman in her 60s to COVID-19, local death toll rises to 195

The Prince William Health District has lost another resident to COVID-19, this time a woman in her 60s. The death was the first reported locally since Friday and is one of 30 new COVID-19 fatalities reported across the state on Wednesday, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

The latest fatality brings the local death toll due to COVID-19 to 195, which includes 168 deaths in Prince William County, 20 in Manassas and seven in Manassas Park since the pandemic began.

The local victims included 85 women and 110 men. Two were in their 30s, eight were in their 40s, 15 were in their 50s, 46 were in their 60s, 50 were in their 70s and 74 were age 80 or older, according to the VDH.

The health department releases no information about the victims other than their age range (by decade), gender and place of residence. No information is given as to whether victims resided in nursing homes or assisted living facilities or whether they suffered from underlying health conditions.

Local cases: Of the 68 new cases reported Wednesday, 61 were in Prince William County, two were in Manassas and five were in Manassas Park.

Residents in their 20s reported the highest number of new cases, with 17, while those in their 40s reported 12 and those in their 30s reported 11. 

There were 999 new cases reported across the state on Wednesday as well as 52 new hospitalizations.

Percent-positivity rate: The local health district's percent-positivity rate on COVID-19 tests ticked up on Wednesday from 7.2% to 7.4%. The Prince William Health District is now averaging 854 daily COVID-19 tests, up from 508 in early July.

The state's percent-positivity rate on COVID-19 tests fell from 7.3% to 7.1% on Wednesday, while the rate across Northern Virginia ticked down from 5.7% to 5.5%.

Percent-positivity rates around Hampton Roads remained the highest in the state on Wednesday, with Portsmouth again leading the state with 16.7% (down from 17% Tuesday).

It was followed by West Piedmont, with 14%, Chesapeake, with 13.5%, and then by Norfolk with 12%. 

The World Health Organization says a percent-positivity rate no higher than 10% indicates that enough tests are being performed to identify most cases of the disease.

The percent-positivity rate is one of the key measures Gov. Ralph Northam's administration is watching to decide when the state is ready to move forward through Virginia's reopening phases. The state entered Phase 3 on Wednesday, July 1.

Hospitalizations: The number of Virginians currently hospitalized for COVID-19 on Tuesday rose from 1,294 to 1,350, up 56.

The number of patients in intensive care units ticked up from 261 to 276, while those on ventilators rose from 153 to 155.

There are 3,834 beds available in Virginia's hospitals should they be needed for COVID-19 patients, and about 22% of the state's ventilators are currently in use, according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

Also, 11,550 people who had been hospitalized for COVID-19 have been discharged since the start of the pandemic.

Overall, local cases highest among working-age residents ages 20 to 59

The VDH report continued to show that Prince William Health District residents between the ages of 40 and 49 are reporting the highest number of COVID-19 cases, with 2,200, up 12 from Tuesday. The age group makes up 20.7% of the county's total cases.

Among 40-something Prince William residents who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 175 have been hospitalized, up one, and eight have died, the latter of which is unchanged.

County residents between the ages of 30 and 39 are reporting the next-highest number of overall cases with 2,011, up 11 from Tuesday. The age group makes up 18.9% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 30-something Prince William residents who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 101 have been hospitalized and two have died, both of which are unchanged.

County health district residents between the ages of 20 and 29 make up the third-highest number of cases with 1,955, up 17 from Tuesday. Residents in their 20s make up 18.4% (up .1%) of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 20-something residents who have fallen ill from COVID-19, 56 have been hospitalized, and none have died, both of which are unchanged.

County health district residents between the ages of 50 to 59 make up the fourth-highest number of cases with 1,636, up six from Tuesday. Residents in their 50s make up 15.4% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 50-somethings who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 207 have been hospitalized and 15 have died, both of which are unchanged. 

Kids and teens between the ages of 10 and 19 reported the sixth-highest number of COVID-19 cases with 932, up seven from Tuesday. The group makes up 8.8% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 10- to 19-year-olds who have tested positive for COVID-19, eight have been hospitalized and none have died, both of which are unchanged.

The county's children -- those ages 9 and younger -- account for 422 cases, up four from Tuesday. Children under 9 comprise 4% of the county's total number of cases, the third-lowest number of any age group.

Among the 422 children ages 9 and under who have tested positive for the disease, 10 have been hospitalized and none have died, both of which are unchanged.

Older residents have fewer cases, but more hospitalizations, deaths

County residents between the ages of 60 and 69, meanwhile, make up the fifth-highest number of cases, with 870, up five from Tuesday. The age group makes up 8.2%, of the county's total number of cases.

Among 60-somethings, 183 have been hospitalized, up two, and 46 have died, up one since Tuesday.

County residents between the ages of 70 and 79 make up the second-lowest number of cases in the county with 345 cases, up three from Tuesday. They comprise 3.2% of the county's total COVID-19 cases.

Of the 345 residents in their 70s who have tested positive for the disease, 107 have been hospitalized and 50 have died, both of which are unchanged.

As of Wednesday, 259 county residents age 80 and older have tested positive for COVID-19, up three from Tuesday. Cases among residents ages 80 and older make up 2.4% of the county's cases.

Of the 259 residents age 80 or older who tested positive for COVID-19, 87 have been hospitalized and 74 have died, both of which are unchanged.

CORRECTION: This post was corrected to note the latest victim was in her 60s, not her 70s.

Tuesday, July 28: Prince William reports 94 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

The Prince William Health District reported 94 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, a dip of 39 from the 133 reported Monday. But for the fourth day in a row, there were no new local deaths due to the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, according to the Virginia Department of Health. 

There were also fewer cases reported across Virginia on Tuesday with 922, down from 1,505 on  Monday.

The local health district's percent-positivity rate on COVID-19 tests also fell again on Tuesday -- from 7.3% to 7.2% -- which is an indication that more cases are being identified by testing. The Prince William Health District is now averaging 808 daily COVID-19 tests, up from 508 in early July.

The state's percent-positivity rate on COVID-19 tests fell from 7.5% to 7.3% on Tuesday, while the rate across Northern Virginia was 5.7%.

Virginia reported 13 new deaths due to COVID-19 and added 39 new hospitalizations, three of which occurred in Prince William County, Manassas or Manassas Park.

Local cases: Of the 94 new cases reported locally, 83 were in Prince William County, nine were in Manassas and two were in Manassas Park.

Local residents in their 20s and their 40s reported the most new cases with 23 in each age group. They were followed by residents in their 30s, who reported 12 new cases.

Kids and teens between ages 10 and 19 reported five new cases Tuesday, while those ages 9 and under reported three new cases. 

Percent-positivity rate: Portsmouth's percent-positivity rate, at 17% (down .5), led the state again on Tuesday. It was followed by Chesapeake, with 13.4%, and then by Norfolk and West Piedmont, both with percent-positivity rates on COVID-19 tests of 12.8%.

The World Health Organization says a percent-positivity rate no higher than 10% indicates that enough tests are being performed to identify most cases of the disease.

The percent-positivity rate is one of the key measures Gov. Ralph Northam's administration is watching to decide when the state is ready to move forward through Virginia's reopening phases. The state entered Phase 3 on Wednesday, July 1.

Hospitalizations: The number of Virginians currently hospitalized for COVID-19 on Tuesday rose from 1,200 to 1,294, up 94.

The number of patients in intensive care units ticked up from 260 to 261, while those on ventilators rose from 140 to 153, up 13.

There are 3,834 beds available in Virginia's hospitals should they be needed for COVID-19 patients, and about 21% of the state's ventilators are currently in use, according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

Also, 11,550 people who had been hospitalized for COVID-19 have been discharged since the start of the pandemic.

Overall, local cases highest among working-age residents ages 20 to 59

The VDH report continued to show that Prince William Health District residents between the ages of 40 and 49 are reporting the highest number of COVID-19 cases, with 2,188, up 23 from Monday. The age group makes up 20.7% of the county's total cases.

Among 40-something Prince William residents who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 174 have been hospitalized, up one, and eight have died, the latter of which is unchanged.

County residents between the ages of 30 and 39 are reporting the next-highest number of overall cases with 2,000, up 22 from Monday. The age group makes up 18.9% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 30-something Prince William residents who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 101 have been hospitalized and two have died, both of which are unchanged.

County health district residents between the ages of 20 and 29 make up the third-highest number of cases with 1,938, up 23 from Monday. Residents in their 20s make up 18.3% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 20-something residents who have fallen ill from COVID-19, 56 have been hospitalized, and none have died, the latter of which is unchanged.

County health district residents between the ages of 50 to 59 make up the fourth-highest number of cases with 1,630, up eight from Monday. Residents in their 50s make up 15.4% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 50-somethings who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 207 have been hospitalized and 15 have died, the latter of which is unchanged. 

Kids and teens between the ages of 10 and 19 reported the sixth-highest number of COVID-19 cases with 925, up one from Monday. The group makes up 8.8% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 10- to 19-year-olds who have tested positive for COVID-19, eight have been hospitalized and none have died, both of which are unchanged.

The county's children -- those ages 9 and younger -- account for 418 cases, up three from Monday. Children under 9 comprise 4% of the county's total number of cases, the third-lowest number of any age group.

Among the 418 children ages 9 and under who have tested positive for the disease, 10 have been hospitalized and none have died, both of which are unchanged.

Older residents have fewer cases, but more hospitalizations, deaths

County residents between the ages of 60 and 69, meanwhile, make up the fifth-highest number of cases, with 865, up eight from Monday. The age group makes up 8.2%, of the county's total number of cases.

Among 60-somethings, 181 have been hospitalized, up one, and 45 have died, the latter of which is unchanged.

County residents between the ages of 70 and 79 make up the second-lowest number of cases in the county with 342 cases, up two from Monday. They comprise 3.2% of the county's total COVID-19 cases.

Of the 342 residents in their 70s who have tested positive for the disease, 107 have been hospitalized, up one, and 50 have died, the latter of which is unchanged.

As of Tuesday, 256 county residents age 80 and older have tested positive for COVID-19, unchanged from Monday. Cases among residents ages 80 and older make up 2.4% of the county's cases.

Of the 256 residents age 80 or older who tested positive for COVID-19, 87 have been hospitalized and 74 have died, both of which are unchanged.

Monday, July 27: Prince William adds 133 COVID-19 cases -- the most since early June -- but no new deaths

The Prince William Health District reported 133 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, which is the first time the health district's new daily cases topped 100 since June 3, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

New cases were also on the rise across Virginia on Monday with 1,505 new cases reported on Monday -- the most since May 26 when the state set its all-time record of 1,615 new COVID-19 cases reported in one day.

Virginia COVID-19 cases on Monday, July 27

Virginia's new daily COVID-19 cases shot to 1,505 on Monday, July 27, second only to the state's all-time high of 1,615 daily cases, set on May 26.

At the same time, however, the local health district's percent-positivity rate on COVID-19 tests fell to 7.3% on Monday, which is an indication that more cases are being identified by testing. The Prince William Health District is now averaging 802 daily COVID-19 tests, up from 508 in early July.

The state's percent-positivity rate on COVID-19 tests held steady at 7.5% on Monday, while the rate across Northern Virginia was 5.8%.

Virginia reported four new deaths due to COVID-19, but none locally. The state also added 54 new hospitalizations, only one of which occurred in Prince William County, Manassas or Manassas Park.

Local cases: Of the 133 new cases reported locally, 122 were in Prince William County, eight were in Manassas and three were in Manassas Park.

Prince William COVID-19 cases July 27

In Prince William County, new COVID-19 cases reported daily have hovered around 50 in recent days but shot to 122 on Monday.

Residents in their 20s reported the most new cases locally with 36. Twenty-somethings are quickly gaining on residents in their 30s and 40s, who have posted the most new cases since the pandemic began.

Twenty-somethings were followed on Monday by residents in their 50s, who posted 25 new cases, and then by residents in their 40s, who posted 22 new cases.

Kids and teens between ages 10 and 19 reported 19 new cases on Monday, while those ages 9 and under reported five new cases. 

Percent-positivity rate: Portsmouth's percent-positivity rate, at 17.5% (down 1.1), led the state again on Monday. It was followed by Chesapeake with 13.6% (unchanged) and then by West Piedmont with 13.2%.

West Piedmont was followed by Norfolk (13%), Virginia Beach (11.8%), Pittsylvania-Danville (11.1%), and Mount Rogers (10.7%). 

The World Health Organization says a percent-positivity rate no higher than 10% indicates that enough tests are being performed to identify most cases of the disease.

The percent-positivity rate is one of the key measures Gov. Ralph Northam's administration is watching to decide when the state is ready to move forward through Virginia's reopening phases. The state entered Phase 3 on Wednesday, July 1.

Hospitalizations: The number of Virginians currently hospitalized for COVID-19 on Monday fell from 1,201 to 1,200. 

The number of patients in intensive care units ticked down from 268 to 260, down eight, while those on ventilators fell from 143 to 140.

There are 3,834 beds available in Virginia's hospitals should they be needed for COVID-19 patients, and about 20% of the state's ventilators are currently in use, according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

Also, 10,940 people who had been hospitalized for COVID-19 have been discharged since the start of the pandemic.

Overall, local cases highest among working-age residents ages 20 to 59

The VDH report continued to show that Prince William Health District residents between the ages of 40 and 49 are reporting the highest number of COVID-19 cases, with 2,165, up 22 from Sunday. The age group makes up 20.7% of the county's total cases.

Among 40-something Prince William residents who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 173 have been hospitalized and eight have died, both of which are unchanged.

County residents between the ages of 30 and 39 are reporting the next-highest number of overall cases with 1,978, up 17 from Sunday. The age group makes up 18.9% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 30-something Prince William residents who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 101 have been hospitalized and two have died, both of which are unchanged.

County health district residents between the ages of 20 and 29 make up the third-highest number of cases with 1,915, up 36 from Sunday. Residents in their 20s make up 18.3% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 20-something residents who have fallen ill from COVID-19, 56 have been hospitalized, up one, and none have died, the latter of which is unchanged.

County health district residents between the ages of 50 to 59 make up the fourth-highest number of cases with 1,622, up 25 from Sunday. Residents in their 50s make up 15.5% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 50-somethings who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 207 have been hospitalized and 15 have died, the latter of which is unchanged. 

Kids and teens between the ages of 10 and 19 reported the sixth-highest number of COVID-19 cases with 920, up one from Sunday. The group makes up 8.8% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 10- to 19-year-olds who have tested positive for COVID-19, eight have been hospitalized and none have died, both of which are unchanged.

The county's children -- those ages 9 and younger -- account for 415 cases, up five from Sunday. Children under 9 comprise 4% of the county's total number of cases, the third-lowest number of any age group.

Among the 415 children ages 9 and under who have tested positive for the disease, 10 have been hospitalized and none have died, both of which are unchanged.

Older residents have fewer cases, but more hospitalizations, deaths

County residents between the ages of 60 and 69, meanwhile, make up the fifth-highest number of cases, with 857, up two from Sunday. The age group makes up 8.2%, of the county's total number of cases.

Among 60-somethings, 180 have been hospitalized and 45 have died, both of which are unchanged.

County residents between the ages of 70 and 79 make up the second-lowest number of cases in the county with 340 cases, up one from Sunday. They comprise 3.2% of the county's total COVID-19 cases.

Of the 340 residents in their 70s who have tested positive for the disease, 106 have been hospitalized and 50 have died, both of which are unchanged from Saturday.

As of Monday, 256 county residents age 80 and older have tested positive for COVID-19, up two since Sunday. Cases among residents ages 80 and older make up 2.4% of the county's cases.

Of the 256 residents age 80 or older who tested positive for COVID-19, 87 have been hospitalized and 74 have died, both of which are unchanged.

Sunday, July 26: Prince William reports 48 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

The Prince William Health District reported 48  additional COVID-19 cases on Sunday, but no new deaths. Of the local cases, residents in their 30s reported the most new cases with 13, while twenty-somethings reported 12.

Children ages 9 and under reported just one new case as did kids and teens between ages 10 and 19, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

The new local cases were among the 958 new COVID-19 cases reported across Virginia on Sunday. In general, the state has seen an upward trend of new cases since early July. 

Virginia also reported an additional 23 new hospitalizations and three new deaths, according to the VDH.

Virginia COVID-19 cases July 26

Virginia reported 958 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, July 26, bringing the rolling, seven-day average of new daily cases to 1,020.

Local cases: The new local cases include 41 in Prince William County, six in Manassas and one in Manassas Park.

Prince William COVID-19 Cases

Prince William County reported 41 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, July 26.

COVID-19 cases in Manassas City July 26

The City of Manassas reported six new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, July 26. Daily case numbers in the city have been on a sharp decline since May.

COVID-19 numbers in Manassas Park

Manassas Park reported just one new COVID-19 case on Sunday, July 26. Daily cases in Manassas Park have declined since early July.

There were also two new hospitalizations reported on Sunday, that of a resident in their 20s and a resident in their 50s.

Portsmouth's percent-positivity rate, at 18.6% (up .3%), led the state again on Sunday. It was followed by Chesapeake with 13.6% (up .4%) and then by Pittsylvania-Danville and Norfolk, both of which reported percent-positivity rates of 13.4%. 

Next in line were West Piedmont (12.3%), Virginia Beach (11.5%), Hampton (9.9%) and Peninsula (9.4).

The World Health Organization says a percent-positivity rate no higher than 10% indicates that enough tests are being performed to identify most cases of the disease.

The percent-positivity rate is one of the key measures Gov. Ralph Northam's administration is watching to decide when the state is ready to move forward through Virginia's reopening phases. The state entered Phase 3 on Wednesday, July 1.

New local cases by age: Residents in their 30s reported the most new cases on Sunday with 13. Residents in their 20s followed with 12 new cases, while residents in their 50s reported nine. 

Hospitalizations: The number of Virginians currently hospitalized for COVID-19 on Sunday fell from 1,201 to 1,174 down 27. 

The number of patients in intensive care units ticked up from 266 to 268, up two, while those on ventilators rose from 138 to 143, up five.

There are 3,851 beds available in Virginia's hospitals should they be needed for COVID-19 patients, and about 20% of the state's ventilators are currently in use, according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

Also, 10,882 people who had been hospitalized for COVID-19 have been discharged since the start of the pandemic.

Overall, local cases highest among working-age residents ages 20 to 59

The VDH report continued to show that Prince William Health District residents between the ages of 40 and 49 are reporting the highest number of COVID-19 cases, with 2,143, up five from Saturday. The age group makes up 20.7% of the county's total cases.

Among 40-something Prince William residents who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 173 have been hospitalized and eight have died, both of which are unchanged.

County residents between the ages of 30 and 39 are reporting the next-highest number of overall cases with 1,961, up 13 from Saturday. The age group makes up 19% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 30-something Prince William residents who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 101 have been hospitalized and two have died, both of which are unchanged.

County health district residents between the ages of 20 and 29 make up the third-highest number of cases with 1,879, up 12 from Saturday. Residents in their 20s make up 18.2% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 20-something residents who have fallen ill from COVID-19, 56 have been hospitalized, up one, and none have died, the latter of which is unchanged.

County health district residents between the ages of 50 to 59 make up the fourth-highest number of cases with 1,597, up nine from Saturday. Residents in their 50s make up 15.5% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 50-somethings who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 207 have been hospitalized, up one, and 15 have died, the latter of which is unchanged. 

Kids and teens between the ages of 10 and 19 reported the sixth-highest number of COVID-19 cases with 901, up one from Saturday. The group makes up 8.7% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 10- to 19-year-olds who have tested positive for COVID-19, eight have been hospitalized and none have died, both of which are unchanged.

The county's children -- those ages 9 and younger -- account for 410 cases, up one from Saturday. Children under 9 comprise 4% of the county's total number of cases, the third-lowest number of any age group.

Among the 410 children ages 9 and under who have tested positive for the disease, 10 have been hospitalized and none have died, both of which are unchanged.

Older residents have fewer cases, but more hospitalizations, deaths

County residents between the ages of 60 and 69, meanwhile, make up the fifth-highest number of cases, with 852, up five from Saturday. The age group makes up 8.2%, of the county's total number of cases.

Among 60-somethings, 180 have been hospitalized and 45 have died, both of which are unchanged.

County residents between the ages of 70 and 79 make up the second-lowest number of cases in the county with 338 cases, up one from Saturday. They comprise 3.3% of the county's total COVID-19 cases.

Of the 338 residents in their 70s who have tested positive for the disease, 106 have been hospitalized and 50 have died, both of which are unchanged from Saturday.

As of Sunday, 254 county residents age 80 and older have tested positive for COVID-19, up one since Saturday. Cases among residents ages 80 and older make up 2.5% of the county's cases.

Of the 254 residents age 80 or older who tested positive for COVID-19, 86 have been hospitalized and 74 have died, both of which were unchanged.

Saturday, July 25: Prince William adds 49 new cases, no new deaths

The Prince William Health District reported 49  additional COVID-19 cases on Saturday, but no new deaths. Of the local cases, twenty-somethings had the most with 16.

Children ages 9 and under reported just one new case after reporting 10 on Friday.

The new local cases were among the 1,245 new COVID-19 cases reported across Virginia on Saturday, the most since June 7 when 1,284 were reported in one day. In general, the state has seen an upward trend of new cases since early July. 

Virginia also reported an additional 55 new hospitalizations and eight new deaths, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

Local cases: The new local cases include 47 in Prince William County, two in Manassas and none in Manassas Park.

Percent-positivity rate: The local percent-positivity rate ticked up to 8% on Saturday, up from 7.8% on Friday.

Portsmouth's percent-positivity rate, at 18.3% (down .1%), led the state again on Saturday. It was followed by Pittsylvania-Danville, which reported a percent-positivity rate of 14.4% (up 1.3%).

Pittsylvania-Danville was followed by Norfolk (13.9%), Chesapeake (13.2%), West Piedmont (12.1%), Virginia Beach (11.6%), and Peninsula and Hampton ( both 9.9%).

The World Health Organization says a percent-positivity rate no higher than 10% indicates that enough tests are being performed to identify most cases of the disease.

The percent-positivity rate is one of the key measures Gov. Ralph Northam's administration is watching to decide when the state is ready to move forward through Virginia's reopening phases. The state entered Phase 3 on Wednesday, July 1.

New local cases by age: Residents in their 20s reported the most new cases on Saturday with 16. Residents in their 30s and 50s followed with 10 new cases and eight new cases, respectively.  

Kids and teens ages 10 to 19 reported two new cases on Saturday, while those age 9 and under reported just one new case.

Hospitalizations: The number of Virginians currently hospitalized for COVID-19 on Saturday fell from 1,250 to 1,201, down 49. 

The number of patients in intensive care units fell from 274 to 266, down eight, while those on ventilators fell from 142 to 138, down four.

There are 3,649 beds available in Virginia's hospitals should they be needed for COVID-19 patients, and about 20% of the state's ventilators are currently in use, according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

Also, 10,800 people who had been hospitalized for COVID-19 have been discharged since the start of the pandemic.

Overall, local cases highest among working-age residents ages 20 to 59

The VDH report continued to show that Prince William Health District residents between the ages of 40 and 49 are reporting the highest number of COVID-19 cases, with 2,138, up five from Friday. The age group makes up 20.8% of the county's total cases.

Among 40-something Prince William residents who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 173 have been hospitalized and eight have died, both of which are unchanged.

County residents between the ages of 30 and 39 are reporting the next-highest number of overall cases with 1,948, up 10 from Friday. The age group makes up 18.9% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 30-something Prince William residents who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 101 have been hospitalized and two have died, both of which are unchanged.

County health district residents between the ages of 20 and 29 make up the third-highest number of cases with 1,867, up 16 from Friday. Residents in their 20s make up 18.1% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 20-something residents who have fallen ill from COVID-19, 55 have been hospitalized and none have died, both of which are unchanged.

County health district residents between the ages of 50 to 59 make up the fourth-highest number of cases with 1,588, up eight from Friday. Residents in their 50s make up 15.4% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 50-somethings who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 206 have been hospitalized and 15 have died, both of which are unchanged. 

Kids and teens between the ages of 10 and 19 reported the sixth-highest number of COVID-19 cases with 900, up two from Friday. The group makes up 8.7% (down .1%) of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 10- to 19-year-olds who have tested positive for COVID-19, eight have been hospitalized and none have died, both of which are unchanged.

The county's children -- those ages 9 and younger -- account for 409 cases, up one from Friday. Children under 9 comprise 4% of the county's total number of cases, the third-lowest number of any age group.

Among the 409 children ages 9 and under who have tested positive for the disease, 10 have been hospitalized and none have died, both of which are unchanged.

Older residents have fewer cases, but more hospitalizations, deaths

County residents between the ages of 60 and 69, meanwhile, make up the fifth-highest number of cases, with 847, up five from Friday. The age group makes up 8.2%, of the county's total number of cases.

Among 60-somethings, 180 have been hospitalized and 45 have died, both of which are unchanged.

County residents between the ages of 70 and 79 make up the second-lowest number of cases in the county with 337 cases, up one from Friday. They comprise 3.3% of the county's total COVID-19 cases.

Of the 337 residents in their 70s who have tested positive for the disease, 106 have been hospitalized and 50 have died, unchanged from Friday.

As of Friday, 253 county residents age 80 and older have tested positive for COVID-19, unchanged over the last two days. Cases among residents ages 80 and older make up 2.5% of the county's cases.

Of the 253 residents age 80 or older who tested positive for COVID-19, 86 have been hospitalized and 74 have died, both of which were unchanged.

Friday, July 24: Prince William reports 2 more COVID-19 deaths, adds 58 new cases

The Prince William Health District reported two  additional COVID-19 deaths on Friday, that of a man and a woman both in their 70s. Meanwhile, Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park reported 58 new cases including 10 among children ages 9 and under.

The new local cases were among the 1,127 new COVID-19 cases reported across Virginia on Friday, reflecting a continued upward trend of new cases since early July. 

Virginia also reported an additional 78 new hospitalizations and 13 new deaths, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

Local fatalities: The latest fatalities brings the local death toll due to COVID-19 to 194, which includes 167 deaths in Prince William County, 20 in Manassas and seven in Manassas Park since the pandemic began.

The local victims included 84 women and 110 men. They ranged in age from their 30s to older than 80. Two victims were in their 30s, eight were in their 40s, 15 were in their 50s, 45 were in their 60s, 50 were in their 70s and 74 were age 80 or older, according to the VDH.

The new local cases include 49 in Prince William County, six in Manassas and three in Manassas Park.

Percent-positivity rate: The local percent-positivity rate was 7.8% on Friday, down from 8.2% on Thursday.

Portsmouth's percent-positivity rate, at 18.4%, led the state again on Friday. It was followed by Norfolk, which reported a percent-positivity rate of 14.9% (down .2%).

Norfolk was followed by Pittsylvania-Danville (13.1%), Chesapeake (12.8%), Virginia Beach (11.5%), Hampton (10.1%) and Peninsula (10.3%).

The World Health Organization says a percent-positivity rate no higher than 10% indicates that enough tests are being performed to identify most cases of the disease.

The percent-positivity rate is one of the key measures Gov. Ralph Northam's administration is watching to decide when the state is ready to move forward through Virginia's reopening phases. The state entered Phase 3 on Wednesday, July 1.

New local cases by age: Children ages 9 and under reported the most new cases on Friday with 10. Local residents in their 30s and 50s followed with nine new cases in each age group.

Kids and teens ages 10 to 19 reported four new cases on Friday. 

Hospitalizations: The number of Virginians currently hospitalized for COVID-19 ticked up on Friday from 1,218 to 1,250, up 32. 

The number of patients in intensive care units rose from 257 to 274 up 17, while those on ventilators rose from 136 to 142, up six.

There are 3,496 beds available in Virginia's hospitals should they be needed for COVID-19 patients, and about 21% of the state's ventilators are currently in use, according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

Also, 10,576 people who had been hospitalized for COVID-19 have been discharged since the start of the pandemic.

Overall, local cases highest among working-age residents ages 20 to 59

The VDH report continued to show that Prince William Health District residents between the ages of 40 and 49 are reporting the highest number of COVID-19 cases, with 2,133, up two from Thursday. The age group makes up 20.8% (down .1%) of the county's total cases.

Among 40-something Prince William residents who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 173 have been hospitalized and eight have died, both of which are unchanged.

County residents between the ages of 30 and 39 are reporting the next-highest number of overall cases with 1,938, up nine from Thursday. The age group makes up 18.9% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 30-something Prince William residents who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 101 have been hospitalized and two have died, both of which are unchanged.

County health district residents between the ages of 20 and 29 make up the third-highest number of cases with 1,851, up seven from Thursday. Residents in their 20s make up 18.1% of the county's COVID-19 cases (up .1%).

Among 20-something residents who have fallen ill from COVID-19, 55 have been hospitalized and none have died, both of which are unchanged.

County health district residents between the ages of 50 to 59 make up the fourth-highest number of cases with 1,580, up nine from Thursday. Residents in their 50s make up 15.4% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 50-somethings who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 206 have been hospitalized and 15 have died, the latter of which is unchanged. 

Kids and teens between the ages of 10 and 19 reported the sixth-highest number of COVID-19 cases with 898, up four from Thursday. The group makes up 8.8% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 10- to 19-year-olds who have tested positive for COVID-19, eight have been hospitalized and none have died, both of which are unchanged.

The county's children -- those ages 9 and younger -- account for 408 cases, up 10 from Thursday. Children under 9 comprise 4% (up .1%) of the county's total number of cases, the third-lowest number of any age group.

Among the 408 children ages 9 and under who have tested positive for the disease, 10 have been hospitalized and none have died, both of which are unchanged.

Older residents have fewer cases, but more hospitalizations, deaths

County residents between the ages of 60 and 69, meanwhile, make up the fifth-highest number of cases, with 842, up five from Wednesday. The age group makes up 8.2%, of the county's total number of cases.

Among 60-somethings, 180 have been hospitalized, up three, and 45 have died, the latter of which is unchanged.

County residents between the ages of 70 and 79 make up the second-lowest number of cases in the county with 336 cases, unchanged from Thursday. They comprise 3.3% of the county's total COVID-19 cases.

Of the 336 residents in their 70s who have tested positive for the disease, 106 have been hospitalized, up one, and 50 have died, up two from Thursday.

As of Friday, 253 county residents age 80 and older have tested positive for COVID-19, unchanged from Thursday. Cases among residents ages 80 and older make up 2.5% of the county's cases.

Of the 253 residents age 80 or older who tested positive for COVID-19, 86 have been hospitalized and 74 have died, both of which were unchanged.

Thursday, July 23: Prince William adds 66 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

The Prince William Health District reported 66 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday but no  additional deaths, according to the latest data released by the Virginia Department of Health.

The new local cases include 56 in Prince William County, nine in Manassas and one in Manassas Park. They were among the 844 new COVID-19 cases reported across the state on Thursday.

Virginia also reported an additional 86 new hospitalizations and three new deaths.

July 22 COVID-19 cases outside Northern Virginia

COVID-19 cases have been on the rise but are leveling in areas outside Northern Virginia.

Northern Virginia cases: There were 169 new cases reported across Northern Virginia on Thursday. The seven-day, rolling average of new daily cases reported in NOVA ticked up from 177 to 181.4.

Covid-19 cases Northern Virginia July 22

COVID-19 cases in Northern Virginia have largely flattened.

Percent-positivity rate: The state's percent-positivity rate remained steady at 7.7%, while Northern Virginia's rate was unchanged at 6.2%.

Portsmouth's percent-positivity rate, at 18%, led the state again on Thursday. It was followed by Norfolk, which reported a percent-positivity rate of 15.1% (down .3%).

Norfolk was followed by Pittsylvania-Danville (13.9%), Chesapeake (12.8%), Virginia Beach (11.8%), Hampton (11.2%) and Peninsula (10.8%).

The World Health Organization says a percent-positivity rate no higher than 10% indicates that enough tests are being performed to identify most cases of the disease.

The percent-positivity rate is one of the key measures Gov. Ralph Northam's administration is watching to decide when the state is ready to move forward through Virginia's reopening phases. The state entered Phase 3 on Wednesday, July 1.

New local cases by age: Local residents in their 20s reported the highest number of new cases on Thursday with 15. The group was followed by residents in their 30s, who reported 13 new cases. 

Kids and teens ages 10 to 19 reported three new cases on Thursday, while those under 9 also reported three new cases.

Hospitalizations: The number of Virginians currently hospitalized for COVID-19 ticked up on Thursday from 1,157 to 1,218, up 61. 

The number of patients in intensive care units rose from 253 to 257, up four, while those on ventilators remained steady at 136.

There are 3,486 beds available in Virginia's hospitals should they be needed for COVID-19 patients, and about 22% of the state's ventilators are currently in use (up 1%), according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

Also, 10,479 people who had been hospitalized for COVID-19 have been discharged since the start of the pandemic.

Overall, local cases highest among working-age residents ages 20 to 59

The VDH report continued to show that Prince William Health District residents between the ages of 40 and 49 are reporting the highest number of COVID-19 cases, with 2,131, up 10 from Wednesday. The age group makes up 20.9% of the county's total cases.

Among 40-something Prince William residents who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 173 have been hospitalized, up one, and eight have died, the last of which is unchanged.

County residents between the ages of 30 and 39 are reporting the next-highest number of overall cases with 1,929, up 13 from Wednesday. The age group makes up 18.9% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 30-something Prince William residents who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 101 have been hospitalized, up four, and two have died, the latter of which is unchanged.

County health district residents between the ages of 20 and 29 make up the third-highest number of cases with 1,844, up 15 from Wednesday. Residents in their 20s make up 18% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 20-something residents who have fallen ill from COVID-19, 55 have been hospitalized and none have died, both of which are unchanged.

County health district residents between the ages of 50 to 59 make up the fourth-highest number of cases with 1,571, up six from Wednesday. Residents in their 50s make up 15.4% (down .1%) of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 50-somethings who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 206 have been hospitalized, up two, and 15 have died, the latter of which is unchanged. 

Kids and teens between the ages of 10 and 19 reported the sixth-highest number of COVID-19 cases with 894, up four from Wednesday. The group makes up 8.8% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 10- to 19-year-olds who have tested positive for COVID-19, eight have been hospitalized and none have died, both of which are unchanged.

The county's children -- those ages 9 and younger -- account for 398 cases, up three from Wednesday. Children under 9 comprise 3.9% of the county's total number of cases, the third-lowest number of any age group.

Among the 398 children ages 9 and under who have tested positive for the disease, 10 have been hospitalized and none have died, both of which are unchanged.

Older residents have fewer cases, but more hospitalizations, deaths

County residents between the ages of 60 and 69, meanwhile, make up the fifth-highest number of cases, with 837, up four from Wednesday. The age group makes up 8.2%, of the county's total number of cases.

Among 60-somethings, 177 have been hospitalized, up two, and 45 have died, unchanged in the last 24 hours.

County residents between the ages of 70 and 79 make up the second-lowest number of cases in the county with 336 cases, up one from Wednesday. They comprise 3.3% of the county's total COVID-19 cases.

Of the 336 residents in their 70s who have tested positive for the disease, 105 have been hospitalized, up three, and 48 have died, the last of which is unchanged. 

As of Thursday, 253 county residents age 80 and older have tested positive for COVID-19, up four from Wednesday. Cases among residents ages 80 and older make up 2.5% of the county's cases.

Of the 253 residents age 80 or older who tested positive for COVID-19, 86 have been hospitalized, up four, and 74 have died, the latter of which is unchanged.

Wednesday, July 22: Prince William loses another resident to COVID-19, adds 39 new cases

The Prince William Health District reported one  additional COVID-19 death on Wednesday, that of a man in his 60s. Meanwhile, Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park reported 39 new cases and 20 new hospitalizations.

The new local cases were among the 1,022 new COVID-19 cases reported across Virginia on Wednesday, which reflects a continued upward trend of new cases since early July.

Virginia also reported an additional 84 new hospitalizations and three new deaths, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

Local fatalities: The latest fatality brings the local death toll due to COVID-19 to 192, which includes 165 deaths in Prince William County, 20 in Manassas and seven in Manassas Park since the pandemic began.

The local victims included 83 women and 109 men. They ranged in age from their 30s to older than 80. Two victims were in their 30s, eight were in their 40s, 15 were in their 50s, 45 were in their 60s, 48 were in their 70s and 74 were age 80 or older, according to the VDH.

Northern Virginia cases: New cases reported in Northern Virginia remained relatively steady on Wednesday, with the seven-day, rolling average of new daily cases reported in NOVA ticking down from 181 to 177.

Covid-19 cases Northern Virginia July 22

COVID-19 cases in Northern Virginia have largely flattened.

July 22 COVID-19 cases outside Northern Virginia

COVID-19 cases have been on the rise but are leveling in areas outside Northern Virginia.

Percent-positivity rate: The local percent-positivity rate on COVID-19 tests remained steady at 7.9% on Wednesday. Generally, the local percent-positivity rate and has been on a downward trajectory since late June.

Portsmouth's percent-positivity rate at 18.1% led the state on Wednesday. It was followed by Norfolk, which reported a percent-positivity rate of 15.4% (unchanged).

Norfolk was followed by Pittsylvania-Danville (14.3%), Chesapeake (13.1%), Virginia Beach (12%), Peninsula (11.2%) and Hampton (11.1%).

The World Health Organization says a percent-positivity rate no higher than 10% indicates that enough tests are being performed to identify most cases of the disease.

The percent-positivity rate is one of the key measures Gov. Ralph Northam's administration is watching to decide when the state is ready to move forward through Virginia's reopening phases. The state entered Phase 3 on Wednesday, July 1.

New local cases by age: Residents in their 30s reported the highest number of new cases on Wednesday with 10. The group was followed by residents in their 20s, who reported eight new cases. 

Kids and teens ages 10 to 19 reported three new cases on Wednesday, while those under 9 reported one new case.

Hospitalizations: The number of Virginians currently hospitalized for COVID-19 dipped on Wednesday from 1,189 to 1,157, down 32. 

The number of patients in intensive care units ticked down from 258 to 253, down five, while those on ventilators rose from 127 to 136, up nine.

There are 3,555 beds available in Virginia's hospitals should they be needed for COVID-19 patients, and about 21% of the state's ventilators are currently in use (up 1%), according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

Also, 10,331 people who had been hospitalized for COVID-19 have been discharged since the start of the pandemic.

Overall, local cases highest among working-age residents ages 20 to 59

The VDH report continued to show that Prince William Health District residents between the ages of 40 and 49 are reporting the highest number of COVID-19 cases, with 2,121, up five from Tuesday. The age group makes up 20.9% (down 1%) of the county's total cases.

Among 40-something Prince William residents who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 172 have been hospitalized, up five, and eight have died, the last of which is unchanged.

County residents between the ages of 30 and 39 are reporting the next-highest number of cases with 1,916, up 10 from Tuesday. The age group makes up 18.9% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 30-something Prince William residents who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 97 have been hospitalized, up three, and two have died, the latter of which is unchanged.

County health district residents between the ages of 20 and 29 make up the third-highest number of cases with 1,829, up eight from Tuesday. Residents in their 20s make up 18% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 20-something residents who have fallen ill from COVID-19, 55 have been hospitalized and none have died, both of which are unchanged.

County health district residents between the ages of 50 to 59 make up the fourth-highest number of cases with 1,565, up five from Tuesday. Residents in their 50s make up 15.4% (down .1%) of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 50-somethings who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 204 have been hospitalized, up six, and 15 have died, the latter of which is unchanged. 

Kids and teens between the ages of 10 and 19 reported the sixth-highest number of COVID-19 cases with 890, up three from Tuesday. The group makes up 8.8% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 10- to 19-year-olds who have tested positive for COVID-19, eight have been hospitalized and none have died, both of which are unchanged.

The county's children -- those ages 9 and younger -- account for 395 cases, up one from Tuesday. Children under 9 comprise 3.9% of the county's total number of cases, the third-lowest number of any age group.

Among the 395 children ages 9 and under who have tested positive for the disease, 10 have been hospitalized and none have died, both of which are unchanged.

Older residents have fewer cases, but more hospitalizations, deaths

County residents between the ages of 60 and 69, meanwhile, make up the fifth-highest number of cases, with 833, up five from Tuesday. The age group makes up 8.2%, of the county's total number of cases.

Among 60-somethings, 175 have been hospitalized, up four, and 45 have died, up one from Tuesday.

County residents between the ages of 70 and 79 make up the second-lowest number of cases in the county with 335 cases, up one from Tuesday. They comprise 3.3% of the county's total COVID-19 cases.

Of the 335 residents in their 70s who have tested positive for the disease, 102 have been hospitalized, up one, and 48 have died, which is unchanged in the past 24 hours. 

As of Wednesday, 249 county residents age 80 and older have tested positive for COVID-19, up one from Tuesday. Cases among residents ages 80 and older make up 2.5% of the county's cases.

Of the 249 residents age 80 or older who tested positive for COVID-19, 82 have been hospitalized and 74 have died, both of which are unchanged.

Tuesday, July 21: Prince William reports 2 more COVID-19 deaths, adds 55 new cases

The Prince William Health District reported two additional COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday, that of one man and one woman, one of whom was in their 40s and the other in their 60s.

Meanwhile, the Prince William Health District, which includes Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park, reported 55 additional cases Tuesday, including 50 in Prince William County, one in Manassas and four in Manassas Park.

They were part of 996 new cases reported across the state on Tuesday. Virginia also reported a total of 66 new hospitalizations and 17 new deaths.

Local fatalities: Of the fatalities due to COVID-19 in the local health district, 83 were women and 108 were men.

They ranged in age from their 30s to older than 80. Two victims were in their 30s, eight were in their 40s, 15 were in their 50s, 44 were in their 60s, 48 were in their 70s and 74 were age 80 or older, according to the VDH.

Virginia cases: New cases reported in Northern Virginia are remaining relatively steady. The new, seven-day rolling average of new cases reported daily in NOVA, however, rose from 174.9 to 181, up six from Monday. 

Covid-19 cases Northern Virginia July 22

COVID-19 cases in Northern Virginia have largely flattened.

The 55 new local cases moved the seven-day, rolling average of new cases in Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park to 57, up one from Monday. 

Percent-positivity rate: The local percent-positivity rate on COVID-19 reported in the Prince William Health District ticked down on Tuesday to 7.9% from 8% the day before. Generally, the local percent-positivity rate and has been on a downward trajectory since late June.

Portsmouth's percent-positivity rate, which rose from 15.9% to 16.5% on Tuesday, was the highest in the state followed by Norfolk with 15.4%.

Norfolk was followed by Chesapeake and Pittsylvania-Danville (both 13.3%), Virginia Beach (11.8%), Hampton (11.6%) and Peninsula (11.4%).

The World Health Organization says a percent-positivity rate no higher than 10% indicates that enough tests are being performed to identify most cases of the disease.

The percent-positivity rate is one of the key measures Gov. Ralph Northam's administration is watching to decide when the state is ready to move forward through Virginia's reopening phases. The state entered Phase 3 on Wednesday, July 1.

New local cases by age: Residents in their 20s continued to report the highest number of new cases on Tuesday with 12. The group posted 12 on Monday and 11 on Sunday.

Twenty-somethings were followed by residents in their 30s, who posted 10 new cases, and then by residents in their 40s and 50s, which each reported eight new cases.

Kids and teens ages 10 to 19 reported four new cases on Tuesday, while those under nine reported seven new cases.

Hospitalizations: The number of Virginians currently hospitalized for COVID-19 rose from 1,158 to 1,189, up 31. 

The number of patients in intensive care units fell from 265 to 258, down seven, while those on ventilators rose from 125 to 127, up two.

There are 3,765 beds available in Virginia's hospitals should they be needed for COVID-19 patients, and about 20% of the state's ventilators are currently in use, according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

Also, 10,235 people who had been hospitalized for COVID-19 have been discharged since the start of the pandemic.

Overall, local cases highest among working-age residents ages 20 to 59

The VDH report continued to show that Prince William Health District residents between the ages of 40 and 49 are reporting the highest number of COVID-19 cases, with 2,116, up eight from Monday. The age group makes up 21% of the county's total cases.

Among 40-something Prince William residents who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 167 have been hospitalized, up three, and eight have died, up one from Monday.

County residents between the ages of 30 and 39 are reporting the next-highest number of cases with 1,906, up 10 from Monday. The age group makes up 18.9% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 30-something Prince William residents who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 94 have been hospitalized and two have died, both of which are unchanged.

County health district residents between the ages of 20 and 29 make up the third-highest number of cases with 1,821, up 12 from Monday. Residents in their 20s make up 18% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 20-something residents who have fallen ill from COVID-19, 55 have been hospitalized and none have died, both of which are unchanged.

County health district residents between the ages of 50 to 59 make up the fourth-highest number of cases with 1,560, up eight from Monday. Residents in their 50s make up 15.5% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 50-somethings who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 198 have been hospitalized and 15 have died, both of which are unchanged. 

Kids and teens between the ages of 10 and 19 reported the sixth-highest number of COVID-19 cases with 887, up four from Monday. The group makes up 8.8% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 10- to 19-year-olds who have tested positive for COVID-19, eight have been hospitalized and none have died, both of which are unchanged.

The county's children -- those ages 9 and younger -- account for 394 cases, up seven from Monday. Children under 9 comprise 3.9% of the county's total number of cases, the third-lowest number of any age group.

Among the 394 children ages 9 and under who have tested positive for the disease, 10 have been hospitalized and none have died, both of which are unchanged.

Older residents have fewer cases, but more hospitalizations, deaths

County residents between the ages of 60 and 69, meanwhile, make up the fifth-highest number of cases, with 828, up two from Monday. The age group makes up 8.2%, of the county's total number of cases.

Among 60-somethings, 171 have been hospitalized, up two, and 44 have died, up one from Monday.

County residents between the ages of 70 and 79 make up the second-lowest number of cases in the county with 334 cases, up one from Monday. They comprise 3.3% of the county's total COVID-19 cases.

Of the 334 residents in their 70s who have tested positive for the disease, 101 have been hospitalized and 48 have died, both of which are unchanged in the past 24 hours. 

As of Tuesday, 248 county residents age 80 and older have tested positive for COVID-19, up three from Monday. Cases among residents ages 80 and older make up 2.5% of the county's cases (up .1%).

Of the 248 residents age 80 or older who tested positive for COVID-19, 82 have been hospitalized and 74 have died, both of which are unchanged.

Monday, July 20: Prince William reports 42 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

The Prince William Health District reported 42 additional COVID-19 cases on Monday but no new deaths.

Across the state, an additional 945 cases were reported with 36 new hospitalizations and four additional deaths, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

Virginia cases: New cases reported in Northern Virginia are remaining relatively steady. The new, seven-day rolling average of new cases reported daily in NOVA ticked down to 174.9 on on Monday from 175 the day before.

Covid-19 cases Northern Virginia July 22

COVID-19 cases in Northern Virginia have largely flattened.

Across Virginia, the rolling, seven-day average fell from 966 to 962, but cases have generally been on an upward trend in Virginia since July 5.

July 22 COVID-19 cases outside Northern Virginia

COVID-19 cases have been on the rise but are leveling in areas outside Northern Virginia.

The local health district also reported no new  hospitalizations, leaving the total number of local residents hospitalized for COVID-19 at 884.

The 42 new local cases moved the seven-day, rolling average of new cases in Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park to 56, down one from Sunday. 

Percent-positivity rate: The local percent-positivity rate on COVID-19 reported in the Prince William Health District remained steady at 8% on Monday. Generally, the local percent-positivity rate and has been on a downward trajectory since late June.

Portsmouth's percent-positivity rate, which rose from 14% to 15.9% on Monday, was the highest in the state followed by Norfolk with 15.4%.

Norfolk was followed by Chesapeake (13.7%), Pittsylvania-Danville (12.8%), Hampton (12.2%) and Virginia Beach (12%).

The World Health Organization says a percent-positivity rate no higher than 10% indicates that enough tests are being performed to identify most cases of the disease.

The percent-positivity rate is one of the key measures Gov. Ralph Northam's administration is watching to decide when the state is ready to move forward through Virginia's reopening phases. The state entered Phase 3 on Wednesday, July 1.

New local cases by age: Residents in their 20s continued to report the highest number of new cases on Monday with 12. The group posted 11 on Sunday.

Twenty-somethings were followed on Monday residents in their 40s, who posted eight new cases.

Kids and teens ages 10 to 19 reported five new cases on Monday, while those under nine reported three new cases.

Hospitalizations: The number of Virginians currently hospitalized for COVID-19 fell from 1,186 to 1,158, down 28. 

The number of patients in intensive care units rose from 249 to 265, up 16, while those on ventilators fell from 127 to 125, down two.

There are 3,877 beds available in Virginia's hospitals should they be needed for COVID-19 patients, and about 20% of the state's ventilators are currently in use, according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

Also, 10,107 people who had been hospitalized for COVID-19 have been discharged since the start of the pandemic.

Overall, local cases highest among working-age residents ages 20 to 59

The VDH report continued to show that Prince William Health District residents between the ages of 40 and 49 are reporting the highest number of COVID-19 cases, with 2,108, up eight from Sunday. The age group makes up 21% of the county's total cases.

Among 40-something Prince William residents who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 164 have been hospitalized and seven have died both of which are unchanged.

County residents between the ages of 30 and 39 are reporting the next-highest number of cases with 1,896, up four from Sunday. The age group makes up 18.9% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 30-something Prince William residents who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 94 have been hospitalized and two have died, both of which are unchanged.

County health district residents between the ages of 20 and 29 make up the third-highest number of cases with 1,809, up 12 from Sunday. Residents in their 20s make up 18% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 20-something residents who have fallen ill from COVID-19, 55 have been hospitalized and none have died, both of which are unchanged.

County health district residents between the ages of 50 to 59 make up the fourth-highest number of cases with 1,552, up four from Sunday. Residents in their 50s make up 15.5% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 50-somethings who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 198 have been hospitalized and 15 have died, both of which are unchanged. 

Kids and teens between the ages of 10 and 19 reported the sixth-highest number of COVID-19 cases with 883, up five from Sunday. The group makes up 8.8% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 10- to 19-year-olds who have tested positive for COVID-19, eight have been hospitalized and none have died, both of which are unchanged.

The county's children -- those ages 9 and younger -- account for 387 cases, up three from Sunday. Children under 9 comprise 3.9% (up .1%) of the county's total number of cases, the third-lowest number of any age group.

Among the 387 children ages 9 and under who have tested positive for the disease, 10 have been hospitalized and none have died, both of which are unchanged.

Older residents have fewer cases, but more hospitalizations, deaths

County residents between the ages of 60 and 69, meanwhile, make up the fifth-highest number of cases, with 826, up three from Sunday. The age group makes up 8.2%, of the county's total number of cases.

Among 60-somethings, 169 have been hospitalized and 43 have died, both of which are unchanged.

County residents between the ages of 70 and 79 make up the second-lowest number of cases in the county with 333 cases, up two from Sunday. They comprise 3.3% of the county's total COVID-19 cases.

Of the 333 residents in their 70s who have tested positive for the disease, 101 have been hospitalized and 48 have died, both of which are unchanged in the past 24 hours. 

As of Monday, 245 county residents age 80 and older have tested positive for COVID-19, up one one from Sunday. Cases among residents ages 80 and older make up 2.4% of the county's cases.

Of the 245 residents age 80 or older who tested positive for COVID-19, 82 have been hospitalized and 74 have died, both of which are unchanged.

Sunday, July 19: Prince William loses man in his 70s to COVID-19, adds 56 new cases

The Prince William Health District reported one additional COVID-19 death on Sunday, that of a man in his 70s.

Also, there were 56 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the health district, down from 82 on Saturday, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

The latest fatalities bring the local death toll due to COVID-19 to 189.

Local fatalities: Of the fatalities due to COVID-19 in Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park, 82 were women and 107 were men.

They ranged in age from their 30s to older than 80. Two victims were in their 30s, seven were in their 40s, 15 were in their 50s, 43 were in their 60s, 48 were in their 70s and 74 were age 80 or older, according to the VDH.

Virginia cases: Meanwhile, the state reported 1,057 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday as well as 18 hospitalizations and two additional deaths. The number of new cases reported daily in Virginia has been on an upward trend since July 6.

July 22 COVID-19 cases outside Northern Virginia

COVID-19 cases have been on the rise but are leveling in areas outside Northern Virginia.

New cases reported in Northern Virginia are remaining relatively steady. The new, 7-day rolling average of new cases reported daily in NOVA rose to 175 on Sunday, up nine. 

Covid-19 cases Northern Virginia July 22

COVID-19 cases in Northern Virginia have largely flattened.

Of the new local cases, 48 were in the county, six were in Manassas and two were in Manassas Park.

The local health district also reported one additional hospitalizations, bringing the total number of local residents hospitalized for COVID-19 to 884. 

The number of new local cases drove the seven-day, rolling average of new cases to 57, up two from Saturday. 

Percent-positivity rate: The local percent-positivity rate on COVID-19 reported in Prince William, Manassas and Manassas Park remained stead at 8% on Sunday. Generally, the local percent-positivity rate and has been on a downward trajectory since late June.

Norfolk's percent-positivity rate, which rose to 16.1%, remained the highest in the state on Sunday.

Norfolk was followed by Portsmouth (14%), Chesapeake (13.7%), Virginia Beach (12.2%), Hampton (12%) and Pittsylvania-Danville (11.7%).

The World Health Organization says a percent-positivity rate no higher than 10% indicates that enough tests are being performed to identify most cases of the disease.

The percent-positivity rate is one of the key measures Gov. Ralph Northam's administration is watching to decide when the state is ready to move forward through Virginia's reopening phases. The state entered Phase 3 on Wednesday, July 1.

New local cases by age: Residents in their 20s reported the highest number of new cases since Saturday with 11. They were followed by residents in their 50s, who reported 10 new cases.

Kids and teens ages 10 to 19 reported nine new cases on Sunday, while those under nine reported one new case.

Hospitalizations: The number of Virginians currently hospitalized for COVID-19 rose from 1,166 to 1,186, up 20.

The number of patients in intensive care units fell from 254 to 249, down five, while those on ventilators rose from 108 to 127, up 19. 

There are 3,820 beds available in Virginia's hospitals should they be needed for COVID-19 patients, and about 20% of the state's ventilators are currently in use, according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

Also, 10,017 people who had been hospitalized for COVID-19 had been discharged.

Overall, local cases highest among working-age residents ages 20 to 59

The VDH report continued to show that Prince William Health District residents between the ages of 40 and 49 are reporting the highest number of COVID-19 cases, with 2,100, up five from Saturday. The age group makes up 21% of the county's total cases (down .1%).

Among 40-something Prince William residents who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 164 have been hospitalized, up one, and seven have died, the latter of which is unchanged.

County residents between the ages of 30 and 39 are reporting the next-highest number of cases with 1,892, up eight from Saturday. The age group makes up 18.9% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 30-something Prince William residents who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 94 have been hospitalized and two have died, both of which are unchanged.

County health district residents between the ages of 20 and 29 make up the third-highest number of cases with 1,797, up 11 from Saturday. Residents in their 20s make up 18% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 20-something residents who have fallen ill from COVID-19, 55 have been hospitalized and none have died, both of which are unchanged.

County health district residents between the ages of 50 to 59 make up the fourth-highest number of cases with 1,548, up 10 from Saturday. Residents in their 50s make up 15.5% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 50-somethings who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 198 have been hospitalized and 15 have died, both of which are unchanged. 

Kids and teens between the ages of 10 and 19 reported the sixth-highest number of COVID-19 cases with 878, up nine from Saturday. The group makes up 8.8% (up .1%) of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 10- to 19-year-olds who have tested positive for COVID-19, eight have been hospitalized and none have died, both of which are unchanged.

The county's children -- those ages 9 and younger -- account for 384 cases, up one from Saturday. Children under 9 comprise 3.8% (down .1%) of the county's total number of cases, the third-lowest number of any age group.

Among the 384 children ages 9 and under who have tested positive for the disease, 10 have been hospitalized and none have died, both of which are unchanged.

Older residents have fewer cases, but more hospitalizations, deaths

County residents between the ages of 60 and 69, meanwhile, make up the fifth-highest number of cases, with 823, up seven from Saturday. The age group makes up 8.2%, of the county's total number of cases.

Among 60-somethings, 169 have been hospitalized and 43 have died, both of which are unchanged.

County residents between the ages of 70 and 79 make up the second-lowest number of cases in the county with 330 cases, up two from Saturday. They comprise 3.3% of the county's total COVID-19 cases.

Of the 330 residents in their 70s who have tested positive for the disease, 101 have been hospitalized and 48 have died, up one. 

As of Sunday, 244 county residents age 80 and older have tested positive for COVID-19, up one one from Saturday. Cases among residents ages 80 and older make up 2.4% of the county's cases.

Of the 244 residents age 80 or older who tested positive for COVID-19, 82 have been hospitalized and 74 have died, both of which are unchanged.

Saturday, June 18: Prince William loses 1 more to COVID-19, new cases tick up to 82

The Prince William Health District reported one additional COVID-19 death Saturday, that of a woman in her 70s. Also, there were 82 new cases of COVID-19 reported locally, the most since July 5, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

The latest fatalities bring the local death toll due to COVID-19 to 188.

Of all the fatalities due to COVID-19 in Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park, 82 were women and 106 were men.

They ranged in age from their 30s to older than 80: two victims were in their 30s, seven were in their 40s, 15 were in their 50s, 43 were in their 60s, 47 were in their 70s and 74 were age 80 or older, according to the VDH.

Meanwhile, the state reported 940 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday as well as 60 hospitalizations and 12 additional deaths.

Of the new local cases, 70 were in the county, 10 were in Manassas and two were in Manassas Park.

The local health district also reported three additional hospitalizations, one each in the county, Manassas and Manassas Park, bringing the total number of local residents hospitalized for COVID-19 to 883. 

The number of new local cases drove the seven-day, rolling average of new cases to 55, up from 49 on Friday. 

Percent-positivity rate: The local percent-positivity rate on COVID-19 reported in Prince William, Manassas and Manassas Park ticked up to 8% from 7.9%. Generally, the local percent-positivity rate and has been on a downward trajectory since late June.

Norfolk's percent-positivity rate, which held steady at 15.7%, remained the highest in the state on Saturday.

Norfolk was followed by Chesapeake, with 13.2%, and Portsmouth, with 13.1%. Portsmouth was followed by Virginia Beach (11.6%), Hampton (10.7%) and West Piedmont (11.2%).

The World Health Organization recommends a percent-positivity rate no higher than 10%, which the organization says is an indicator that enough tests are being performed to identify most cases of the disease.

The percent-positivity rate is one of the key measures Gov. Ralph Northam's administration is watching to decide when the state is ready to move forward through Virginia's reopening phases. The state entered Phase 3 on Wednesday, July 1.

New local cases by age: Residents in their 30s reported the highest number of new cases since Friday with 18. They were followed by residents in their 20s, who reported 14 new cases.

Residents in their 40s and 50s were next with 12 new cases each since Friday.

Kids age 9 and under reported 10 new cases, while kids and teens between the ages of 10 and 19 reported six new cases.

Hospitalizations: The number of Virginians currently hospitalized for COVID-19 ticked down on Saturday from 1,171 to 1,166.

The number of patients in intensive care units ticked up from 247 to 254, up seven, while the number on ventilators fell from 181 to 108, down 73. 

There are 3,718 beds available in Virginia's hospitals should they be needed for COVID-19 patients, and about 20% of the state's ventilators are currently in use, according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

Also, 9,976 people who had been hospitalized for COVID-19 had been discharged.

Overall, local cases highest among working-age residents ages 20 to 59

The VDH report continued to show that Prince William Health District residents between the ages of 40 and 49 are reporting the highest number of COVID-19 cases, with 2,095, up 12 from Friday. The age group makes up 21.1% of the county's total cases.

Among 40-something Prince William residents who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 163 have been hospitalized, up two, and seven have died, which is unchanged.

County residents between the ages of 30 and 39 are reporting the next-highest number of cases with 1,884, up 18 from Friday. The age group makes up 18.9% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 30-something Prince William residents who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 94 have been hospitalized and two have died, both of which are unchanged.

County health district residents between the ages of 20 and 29 make up the third-highest number of cases with 1,786, up 14 from Friday. Residents in their 20s make up 18% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 20-something residents who have fallen ill from COVID-19, 55 have been hospitalized and none have died, both of which are unchanged.

County health district residents between the ages of 50 to 59 make up the fourth-highest number of cases with 1,538, up 12 from Friday. Residents in their 50s make up 15.5% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 50-somethings who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 198 have been hospitalized and 15 have died, both of which are unchanged. 

Kids and teens between the ages of 10 and 19 reported the sixth-highest number of COVID-19 cases with 869, up six from Friday. The group makes up 8.7% (down .1%) of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 10- to 19-year-olds who have tested positive for COVID-19, eight have been hospitalized and none have died, both of which are unchanged.

The county's children -- those ages 9 and younger -- account for 383 cases, up 10 from Friday. Children under 9 comprise 3.9% (up .1%) of the county's total number of cases, the third-lowest number of any age group.

Among the 383 children ages 9 and under who have tested positive for the disease, 10 have been hospitalized and none have died, both of which are unchanged.

Older residents have fewer cases, but more hospitalizations, deaths

County residents between the ages of 60 and 69, meanwhile, make up the fifth-highest number of cases, with 816, up seven from Friday. The age group makes up 8.2%, of the county's total number of cases.

Among 60-somethings, 169 have been hospitalized and 43 have died, both of which are unchanged.

County residents between the ages of 70 and 79 make up the second-lowest number of cases in the county with 328 cases, up two from Friday. They comprise 3.3% of the county's total COVID-19 cases.

Of the 328 residents in their 70s who have tested positive for the disease, 101 have been hospitalized and 47 have died, up one. 

As of Saturday, 243 county residents age 80 and older have tested positive for COVID-19, adjusted down one from Friday. Cases among residents ages 80 and older make up 2.4% of the county's cases.

Of the 243 residents age 80 or older who tested positive for COVID-19, 82 have been hospitalized and 74 have died, both of which are unchanged.

Friday, July 17: Prince William loses 5 more residents to COVID-19

The Prince William Health District reported five additional COVID-19 deaths in recent days, those of three women and two men, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

The latest fatalities bring the local death toll due to COVID-19 to 187. Of the most recent victims, one was in their 60s, three were in their 70s and one was age 80 or older, according to VDH data.

Of all the fatalities due to COVID-19 in Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park, 81 were women and 106 men. They ranged in age from their 30s to older than 80: two victims were in their 30s, seven were in their 40s, 15 were in their 50s, 43 were in their 60s, 46 were in their 70s and 74 were age 80 or older, according to the VDH.

Meanwhile, the local health district reported 168 cases since Tuesday.

Of the new cases, 144 were in the county, 17 were in Manassas and seven were in Manassas Park. The local health district also reported 17 additional hospitalizations since Tuesday, including 13 in the county, three in Manassas and one in Manassas Park. 

The state of Virginia, meanwhile, reported 2,990 new cases and 36 deaths since Tuesday, July 14.

The number of new cases reported in Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park remained steady, with the rolling, 7-day average of new cases reported daily hovering between 40 and 49 over the past week. It stood at 49 on Friday.

Percent-positivity rate: The local percent-positivity rate on COVID-19 reported in Prince William, Manassas and Manassas Park fell to 7.9% on Friday and has been on a downward trajectory since late June.

Norfolk's percent-positivity rate, at 15.7%, remained the highest in the state on Friday.

Norfolk was followed by Chesapeake, with 14.3%, and Portsmouth, with 12.5%. Portsmouth was followed by West Piedmont (11.9%), Virginia Beach (11.6%) and Hampton (10.8%).

The World Health Organization recommends a percent-positivity rate no higher than 10%, which the organization says is an indicator that enough tests are being performed to identify most cases of the disease.

The percent-positivity rate is one of the key measures Gov. Ralph Northam's administration is watching to decide when the state is ready to move forward through Virginia's reopening phases. The state entered Phase 3 on Wednesday, July 1.

Residents in their 40s reported the highest number of new cases since Tuesday with 36. They were followed by residents in their 30s, who reported 30 new cases.

Kids and teens between the ages of 10 and 19 were third with an additional 29 new cases over the past three days.

Residents in their 50s reported 23 new cases, while those in their 20s reported 21. 

Hospitalizations: The number of Virginians currently hospitalized for COVID-19 ticked up since Tuesday from 1,127 to 1,171, up 44.

The number of patients in intensive care units ticked down from 249 to 247, down two, while the number on ventilators rose from 112 to 181, up 69. 

There are 3,534 beds available in Virginia's hospitals should they be needed for COVID-19 patients, and about 20% of the state's ventilators are currently in use, according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

Also, 9,883 people who had been hospitalized for COVID-19 had been discharged, up 460.

The local health district reported 17 new hospitalizations since Tuesday, bringing the number of hospitalizations due to COVID-19 to 881. 

Overall, local cases highest among working-age residents ages 20 to 59

The VDH report continued to show that Prince William Health District residents between the ages of 40 and 49 are reporting the highest number of COVID-19 cases, with 2,083, up 36 from Tuesday. The age group makes up 21.1% of the county's total cases.

Among 40-something Prince William residents who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 161 have been hospitalized, up seven, and seven have died, which is unchanged.

County residents between the ages of 30 and 39 are reporting the next-highest number of cases with 1,866, up 30 from Tuesday. The age group makes up 18.9% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 30-something Prince William residents who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 94 have been hospitalized and two have died, both of which are unchanged.

County health district residents between the ages of 20 and 29 make up the third-highest number of cases with 1,772, up 21 from Tuesday. Residents in their 20s make up 18% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 20-something residents who have fallen ill from COVID-19, 55 have been hospitalized, up one, but none have died, both of which are unchanged.

County health district residents between the ages of 50 to 59 make up the fourth-highest number of cases with 1,526, up 23 from Tuesday. Residents in their 50s make up 15.5% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 50-somethings who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 198 have been hospitalized, up two, and 15 have died, which is unchanged. 

Kids and teens between the ages of 10 and 19 reported the sixth-highest number of COVID-19 cases with 863, up 29 from Tuesday. The group makes up 8.8% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 10- to 19-year-olds who have tested positive for COVID-19, eight have been hospitalized and none have died, both of which are unchanged.

The county's children -- those ages 9 and younger -- account for 373 cases, up five from Tuesday. Children under 9 comprise 3.8% of the county's total number of cases, the third-lowest number of any age group.

Among the 373 children ages 9 and under who have tested positive for the disease, 10 have been hospitalized and none have died, both of which are unchanged.

Older residents have fewer cases, but more hospitalizations, deaths

County residents between the ages of 60 and 69, meanwhile, make up the fifth-highest number of cases, with 809, up eight from Tuesday. The age group makes up 8.2%, of the county's total number of cases.

Among 60-somethings, 169 have been hospitalized, up two, and 43 have died, up one.

County residents between the ages of 70 and 79 make up the second-lowest number of cases in the county with 326 cases, up seven from Tuesday. They comprise 3.3% of the county's total COVID-19 cases.

Of the 326 residents in their 70s who have tested positive for the disease, 101 have been hospitalized, up three, and 46 have died, up two. 

As of Friday, 244 county residents age 80 and older have tested positive for COVID-19, up five from Tuesday. Cases among residents ages 80 and older make up 2.5% of the county's cases.

Of the 244 residents age 80 or older who tested positive for COVID-19, 82 have been hospitalized, up one, and 74 have died, up two.

Tuesday, July 14: Prince William reports 44 new cases, no new death

The Prince William Health District reported 44 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday but no new deaths for the second day in a row, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

The state of Virginia, meanwhile, reported 801 new cases, 52 additional hospitalizations and nine new deaths.

Of the new local cases, 43 were reported in the county while one was in the City of Manassas. The City of Manassas Park reported no new cases on Tuesday.

Like the rest of Northern Virginia, the number of new cases reported in Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park remained steady, with the rolling, 7-day average ticking down Tuesday from 46 to 43.

Percent-positivity rate: The local percent-positivity rate on COVID-19 reported in Prince William, Manassas and Manassas Park fell to 8.9%, the lowest since the pandemic began, and has been on a downward trajectory since late June.

Norfolk's percent-positivity rate, at 16.7%, remained the highest in the state on Tuesday.

Norfolk was followed by Chesapeake, with 13%, and Portsmouth, which reported a percent-positivity rate on COVID-19 tests of 12.1%. Portsmouth was followed by West Piedmont (11.2%), Virginia Beach (10.7%) and Hampton, with 10.4%.

The World Health Organization recommends a percent-positivity rate no higher than 10%, which the organization says is an indicator that enough tests are being performed to identify most cases of the disease.

The percent-positivity rate is one of the key measures Gov. Ralph Northam's administration is watching to decide when the state is ready to move forward through Virginia's reopening phases. The state entered Phase 3 on Wednesday, July 1.

Residents in their 20s reported the highest number of new cases with 13 new cases. They were followed by residents in their 30s, who reported nine new cases, and residents in their 40s, who reported eight new cases. 

Kids and teens ages 10 to 19 added seven new cases while there were six new cases reported among children age 9 and under. 

Hospitalizations: The number of Virginians currently hospitalized for COVID-19 ticked down on Tuesday from 1,129 to 1,127, down two.

The number of patients in intensive care units rose from 243 to 249, up six, while the number on ventilators rose from 105 to 112, up seven. 

There are 3,695 beds available in Virginia's hospitals should they be needed for COVID-19 patients, and about 21% of the state's ventilators are currently in use, according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

Also, 9,423 people who had been hospitalized for COVID-19 had been discharged.

The local health district reported five new hospitalizations on Tuesday, bringing the number of hospitalizations due to COVID-19 to 864. 

Overall, local cases highest among working-age residents ages 20 to 59

The VDH report continued to show that Prince William Health District residents between the ages of 40 and 49 are reporting the highest number of COVID-19 cases, with 2,047, up eight from Monday. The age group makes up 21.1% of the county's total cases.

Among 40-something Prince William residents who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 154 have been hospitalized, up three, and seven have died, which is unchanged.

County residents between the ages of 30 and 39 are reporting the next-highest number of cases with 1,836, up nine from Monday. The age group makes up 18.9% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 30-something Prince William residents who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 94 have been hospitalized, up one, and two have died, the latter of which is unchanged.

County health district residents between the ages of 20 and 29 make up the third-highest number of cases with 1,751, up 13 from Monday. Residents in their 20s make up 18.1% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 20-something residents who have fallen ill from COVID-19, 54 have been hospitalized but none have died, both of which are unchanged.

County health district residents between the ages of 50 to 59 make up the fourth-highest number of cases with 1,503, up six from Monday. Residents in their 50s make up 15.5% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 50-somethings who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 196 have been hospitalized and 15 have died, unchanged in the past 24 hours. 

Kids and teens between the ages of 10 and 19 reported the sixth-highest number of COVID-19 cases with 834, up seven from Monday. The group makes up 8.6% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 10- to 19-year-olds who have tested positive for COVID-19, eight have been hospitalized and none have died, both of which are unchanged.

The county's children -- those ages 9 and younger -- account for 368 cases, up six from Sunday. Children under 9 comprise 3.8% of the county's total number of cases, the third-lowest number of any age group.

Among the 368 children ages 9 and under who have tested positive for the disease, 10 have been hospitalized and none have died, both of which are unchanged.

Older residents have fewer cases, but more hospitalizations, deaths

County residents between the ages of 60 and 69, meanwhile, make up the fifth-highest number of cases, with 801, up one from Monday. The age group makes up 8.3%, of the county's total number of cases.

Among 60-somethings, 167 have been hospitalized, up one, and 42 have died, the latter of which is unchanged.

County residents between the ages of 70 and 79 make up the second-lowest number of cases in the county with 319 cases, up one from Monday. They comprise 3.3% of the county's total COVID-19 cases.

Of the 319 residents in their 70s who have tested positive for the disease, 98 have been hospitalized and 44 have died, unchanged in the last 24 hours. 

As of Tuesday, 239 county residents age 80 and older have tested positive for COVID-19, adjusted down one from Monday. Cases among residents ages 80 and older make up 2.5% of the county's cases.

Of the 239 residents age 80 or older who tested positive for COVID-19, 81 have been hospitalized and 72 have died, both of which are unchanged.

Monday, July 13: Prince William reports 50 new cases, no new deaths

The Prince William Health District reported 50 new COVID-19 cases on Monday but no new deaths. Meanwhile, the state of Virginia reported 972 new cases, the most since June 7 when the daily number reached 1,284, but only two new deaths.

The latest local fatality, that of a Manassas woman in her 70s, was reported Sunday. Her death was the 11th in the past week and brought the county health district's death toll to 182.

But like the rest of Northern Virginia, the number of new cases reported in Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park are remaining steady, with the rolling, 7-day average ticking up Monday from 40 to 46 but remaining relatively stable.

Percent-positivity rate: The local percent-positivity rate reported in Prince William, Manassas and Manassas Park fell to 9.1% on Monday, down from 9.4%, and stood at the sixth-highest in the state.

Norfolk's percent-positivity rate, at 16.8%, remained the highest in the state on Monday.

Norfolk continues to be followed by Portsmouth, which reported a percent-positivity rate on COVID-19 tests of 12.3%. Portsmouth was followed by Chesapeake and West Piedmont (both 11%) and Hampton (10%).

The World Health Organization recommends a percent-positivity rate no higher than 10%, which the organization says is an indicator that enough tests are being performed to identify most cases of the disease.

The percent-positivity rate is one of the key measures Gov. Ralph Northam's administration is watching to decide when the state is ready to move forward through Virginia's reopening phases. The state entered Phase 3 on Wednesday, July 1.

New local cases: Of the 50 new local cases of COVID-19 reported Sunday, 38 were in the county, eight were in Manassas and four were in Manassas Park..

Residents in their 30s and 40s reported the highest number of new cases with 11 in each age group.

They were followed by kids between the ages of 10 and 19, who reported eight new cases, and by residents in their 20s, who added seven new cases. There were three new cases reported among kids ages 9 and under.

Hospitalizations: The number of Virginians currently hospitalized for COVID-19 ticked up on Monday from 1,045 to 1,129, up 84.

The number of patients in intensive care units rose from 228 to 243, up 15, while the number on ventilators rose from 101 to 105, up four. 

There are 3,799 beds available in Virginia's hospitals should they be needed for COVID-19 patients, and about 21% of the state's ventilators are currently in use, according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

Also, 9,330 people who had been hospitalized for COVID-19 had been discharged.

The local health district reported no additional hospitalizations on Monday, leaving the number of hospitalizations steady at 859. 

Overall, local cases highest among working-age residents ages 20 to 59

The VDH report continued to show that Prince William Health District residents between the ages of 40 and 49 are reporting the highest number of COVID-19 cases, with 2,039, up 11 from Sunday. The age group makes up 21.1% of the county's total cases.

Among 40-something Prince William residents who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 151 have been hospitalized and seven have died, both of which are unchanged.

County residents between the ages of 30 and 39 are reporting the next-highest number of cases with 1,827, up 11 from Sunday. The age group makes up 18.9% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 30-something Prince William residents who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 93 have been hospitalized and two have died, both of which are unchanged.

County health district residents between the ages of 20 and 29 make up the third-highest number of cases with 1,738, up seven from Sunday. Residents in their 20s make up 18.1% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 20-something residents who have fallen ill from COVID-19, 54 have been hospitalized but none have died, both of which are unchanged.

County health district residents between the ages of 50 to 59 make up the fourth-highest number of cases with 1,497, up six from Sunday. Residents in their 50s make up 15.5% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 50-somethings who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 196 have been hospitalized, up four, and 15 have died, unchanged in the past 24 hours. 

Kids and teens between the ages of 10 and 19 reported the sixth-highest number of COVID-19 cases with 827, up eight from Sunday. The group makes up 8.6% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 10- to 19-year-olds who have tested positive for COVID-19, eight have been hospitalized and none have died, both of which are unchanged.

The county's children -- those ages 9 and younger -- account for 362 cases, up three from Sunday. Children under 9 comprise 3.7% of the county's total number of cases, the third-lowest number of any age group.

Among the 362 children ages 9 and under who have tested positive for the disease, 10 have been hospitalized and none have died, both of which are unchanged.

Older residents have fewer cases, but more hospitalizations, deaths

County residents between the ages of 60 and 69, meanwhile, make up the fifth-highest number of cases, with 800, up three from Sunday. The age group makes up 8.3%, of the county's total number of cases.

Among 60-somethings, 166 have been hospitalized, up two, and 42 have died, the latter of which is unchanged.

County residents between the ages of 70 and 79 make up the second-lowest number of cases in the county with 318 cases, unchanged from Saturday. They comprise 3.3% of the county's total COVID-19 cases.

Of the 318 residents in their 70s who have tested positive for the disease, 98 have been hospitalized and 44 have died, unchanged in the last 24 hours. 

As of Monday, 240 county residents age 80 and older have tested positive for COVID-19, unchanged from Saturday. Cases among residents ages 80 and older make up 2.5% of the county's cases.

Of the 240 residents age 80 or older who tested positive for COVID-19, 81 have been hospitalized and 72 have died, both of which are unchanged.

Sunday, July 12: Manassas loses woman in her 70s to COVID-19, county adds 44 new cases

The Prince William Health District reported another COVID-19 death Sunday, that of a Manassas woman in her 70s. Meanwhile, 888 new COVID-19 cases were reported across the state, including 44 locally. 

The latest fatality was the 11th reported locally since Monday, July 6, and brings the local death toll due to COVID-19 to 182, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

Of the local victims from Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park, 78 were women and 104 were men. Two were in their 30s, seven were in their 40s, 15 were in their 50s, 42 were in their 60s, 44 were in their 70s and 72 were age 80 or older, according to VDH data.

As has been the case in recent days, new cases reported in Northern Virginia are relatively steady while cases are rising in the rest of the state.

Covid-19 cases Northern Virginia July 22

COVID-19 cases in Northern Virginia have largely flattened.

July 22 COVID-19 cases outside Northern Virginia

COVID-19 cases have been on the rise but are leveling in areas outside Northern Virginia.

Percent-positivity rate: Norfolk's percent-positivity rate fell from 16.4% to 15.9% on Sunday but remained the highest in the state. 

Norfolk continues to be followed by Portsmouth, which reported a percent-positivity rate on COVID-19 tests of 13%. Portsmouth was followed by Chesapeake (11.8%), West Piedmont (11%) and Hampton (10.2%).

Prince William's rate, at 9.4%, fell to the sixth-highest in the state on Sunday. 

The World Health Organization recommends a percent-positivity rate no higher than 10%, which the organization says is an indicator that enough tests are being performed to identify most cases of the disease.

The percent-positivity rate is one of the key measures Gov. Ralph Northam's administration is watching to decide when the state is ready to move forward through Virginia's reopening phases. The state entered Phase 3 on Wednesday, July 1.

New local cases: Of the 44 new local cases of COVID-19 reported Sunday, 40 were in the county, three were in Manassas and one was in Manassas Park.

The rolling, seven-day average of new daily cases reported locally fell from 50 to 40.

Twenty-somethings posted the highest number of new cases on Sunday with 12. They were followed by residents in their 40s, with nine, and those in their 30s, with seven.

Kids ages 10 through 19 reported four new cases as did those 9 and under.

Hospitalizations: The number of Virginians currently hospitalized for COVID-19 rose on Sunday from 1,020 to 1,045, up 25.

The number of patients in intensive care units fell from 230 to 228, while the number on ventilators rose from 97 to 101, up four. 

There are 3,699 beds available in Virginia's hospitals should they be needed for COVID-19 patients, and about 21% of the state's ventilators are currently in use, according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

Also, 9,752 people who had been hospitalized for COVID-19 had been discharged.

The local health district reported nine additional hospitalizations on Sunday, bringing cumulative number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 in Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park to 859.

Overall, local cases highest among working-age residents ages 20 to 59

The VDH report continued to show that Prince William Health District residents between the ages of 40 and 49 are reporting the highest number of COVID-19 cases, with 2,028, up nine from Saturday. The age group makes up 21.1% of the county's total cases.

Among 40-something Prince William residents who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 151 have been hospitalized, up two, and seven have died, both of which are unchanged.

County residents between the ages of 30 and 39 are reporting the next-highest number of cases with 1,816, up seven from Saturday. The age group makes up 18.9% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 30-something Prince William residents who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 93 have been hospitalized, up one, and two have died, both of which are unchanged.

County health district residents between the ages of 20 and 29 make up the third-highest number of cases with 1,738, up 12 from Saturday. Residents in their 20s make up 18.1% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 20-something residents who have fallen ill from COVID-19, 54 have been hospitalized but none have died, both of which are unchanged.

County health district residents between the ages of 50 to 59 make up the fourth-highest number of cases with 1,491, up three from Saturday. Residents in their 50s make up 15.5% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 50-somethings who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 196 have been hospitalized, up four, and 15 have died, unchanged in the past 24 hours. 

Kids and teens between the ages of 10 and 19 reported the sixth-highest number of COVID-19 cases with 819, up four from Saturday. The group makes up 8.5% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 10- to 19-year-olds who have tested positive for COVID-19, eight have been hospitalized and none have died, both of which are unchanged.

The county's children -- those ages 9 and younger -- account for 359 cases, up four from Saturday. Children under 9 comprise 3.7% of the county's total number of cases, the third-lowest number of any age group.

Among the 359 children ages 9 and under who have tested positive for the disease, 10 have been hospitalized and none have died, both of which are unchanged.

Older residents have fewer cases, but more hospitalizations, deaths

County residents between the ages of 60 and 69, meanwhile, make up the fifth-highest number of cases, with 797, up five from Saturday. The age group makes up 8.3%, of the county's total number of cases.

Among 60-somethings, 166 have been hospitalized, up two, and 42 have died, the latter of which is unchanged.

County residents between the ages of 70 and 79 make up the second-lowest number of cases in the county with 318 cases, unchanged from Saturday. They comprise 3.3% of the county's total COVID-19 cases.

Of the 318 residents in their 70s who have tested positive for the disease, 98 have been hospitalized and 44 have died, up one from Saturday. 

As of Saturday, 239 county residents age 80 and older have tested positive for COVID-19, unchanged from Saturday. Cases among residents ages 80 and older make up 2.5% of the county's cases.

Of the 239 residents age 80 or older who tested positive for COVID-19, 81 have been hospitalized and 72 have died, both of which are unchanged.

Saturday, July 11: Prince William loses a man in his 50s to COVID-19, cases steady across NOVA

The Prince William Health District on Saturday reported the death of a man in his 50s to COVID-19. Meanwhile, the new cases across Northern Virginia have remained flat in recent days but are rising in other areas of the state.

The latest local fatality was the 10th reported since Monday and brings the local death toll due to COVID-19 to 181, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

Of the local victims from Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park, 77 were women and 104 were men. Two were in their 30s, seven were in their 40s, 15 were in their 50s, 42 were in their 60s, 43 were in their 70s and 72 were age 80 or older, according to VDH data.

The Prince William Health District reported 39 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, while the state posted 851. Cases in Northern Virginia appear steady while those in the rest of the state are rising.

Covid-19 cases Northern Virginia July 22

COVID-19 cases in Northern Virginia have largely flattened.

July 22 COVID-19 cases outside Northern Virginia

COVID-19 cases have been on the rise but are leveling in areas outside Northern Virginia.

Percent-positivity rate: Norfolk still had the highest percent-positivity rate in the state on COVID-19 tests on Saturday, rising from 16.3% to 16.4%. 

Norfolk continues to be followed by Portsmouth, which reported a percent-positivity rate on COVID-19 tests of 13.8%.

Prince William's rate, at 9.8%, fell to the fourth-highest in the state on Saturday. 

The World Health Organization recommends a percent-positivity rate no higher than 10%, which the organization says is an indicator that enough tests are being performed to identify most cases of the disease.

The percent-positivity rate is one of the key measures Gov. Ralph Northam's administration is watching to decide when the state is ready to move forward through Virginia's reopening phases. The state entered Phase 3 on Wednesday, July 1.

New local cases: Of the 39 new local cases of COVID-19 reported Saturday, 27 were in the county, 10 were in Manassas and two were in Manassas Park.

The rolling, seven-day average of new daily cases reported locally fell from 51 to 50.

Thirty-somethings posted the highest number of new cases on Saturday with eight. They were followed by residents in their 20s and 40s, which each reported six new cases. 

Kids ages 10 through 19 reported five new cases, while those 9 and under reported one new case.

Hospitalizations: The number of Virginians currently hospitalized for COVID-19 rose on Saturday from 1,006 to 1,020, up 14.

The number of patients in intensive care units fell from 234 to 230, down four, while the number on ventilators fell from 102 to 97, down five. 

There are 3,530 beds available in Virginia's hospitals should they be needed for COVID-19 patients, and about 21% of the state's ventilators are currently in use, according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

Also as of Wednesday, 9,271 people who had been hospitalized for COVID-19 had been discharged.

The local health district reported two additional hospitalizations on Saturday, bringing cumulative number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 in Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park to 850.

Overall, local cases highest among working-age residents ages 20 to 59

The VDH report continued to show that Prince William Health District residents between the ages of 40 and 49 are reporting the highest number of COVID-19 cases, with 2,019, up six from Friday. The age group makes up 21.1% of the county's total cases.

Among 40-something Prince William residents who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 149 have been hospitalized and seven have died, both of which are unchanged.

County residents between the ages of 30 and 39 are reporting the next-highest number of cases with 1,809, up eight from Friday. The age group makes up 18.9% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 30-something Prince William residents who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 92 have been hospitalized and two have died, both of which are unchanged.

County health district residents between the ages of 20 and 29 make up the third-highest number of cases with 1,726, up six from Friday. Residents in their 20s make up 18.1% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 20-something residents who have fallen ill from COVID-19, 54 have been hospitalized but none have died, both of which are unchanged.

County health district residents between the ages of 50 to 59 make up the fourth-highest number of cases with 1,488, unchanged from Friday. Residents in their 50s make up 15.6% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 50-somethings who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 192 have been hospitalized, up one, and 15 have died, up one from Friday. 

Kids and teens between the ages of 10 and 19 reported the sixth-highest number of COVID-19 cases with 815, up five from Friday. The group makes up 8.5% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 10- to 19-year-olds who have tested positive for COVID-19, eight have been hospitalized and none have died, both of which are unchanged.

The county's children -- those ages 9 and younger -- account for 355 cases, up one from Friday. Children under 9 comprise 3.7% of the county's total number of cases, the third-lowest number of any age group.

Among the 355 children ages 9 and under who have tested positive for the disease, 10 have been hospitalized and none have died, both of which are unchanged.

Older residents have fewer cases, but more hospitalizations, deaths

County residents between the ages of 60 and 69, meanwhile, make up the fifth-highest number of cases, with 792, up four from Friday. The age group makes up 8.3%, of the county's total number of cases.

Among 60-somethings, 164 have been hospitalized and 42 have died, both of which are unchanged.

County residents between the ages of 70 and 79 make up the second-lowest number of cases in the county with 318 cases, up two from Friday. They comprise 3.3% of the county's total COVID-19 cases.

Of the 318 residents in their 70s who have tested positive for the disease, 98 have been hospitalized, up one, and 43 have died, which is unchanged from Friday.

As of Saturday, 239 county residents age 80 and older have tested positive for COVID-19, up three from Friday. Cases among residents ages 80 and older make up 2.5% of the county's cases.

Of the 239 residents age 80 or older who tested positive for COVID-19, 81 have been hospitalized and 72 have died, the latter of which is up one from Thursday.

Friday, July 10: Prince William reports 1 more COVID-19 death, county adds 67 new cases

The Prince William Health District reported one additional COVID-19 death on Friday, that of a man age 80 or older. Meanwhile Virginia posted 943 new COVID-19 cases, the largest daily total since June 7, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

The latest local fatality was the ninth reported since Monday and brings the local death toll due to COVID-19 to 180.

Of the local victims from Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park, 77 were women and 103 were men. Two were in their 30s, seven were in their 40s, 14 were in their 50s, 42 were in their 60s, 43 were in their 70s and 72 were age 80 or older, according to VDH data.

Percent-positivity rate: Norfolk still had the highest percent-positivity rate in the state on COVID-19 tests on Friday, rising from 14.3% to 16.3%. Norfolk and Virginia Beach are reporting a sharp increase in new cases.

Norfolk continues to be followed by Portsmouth, which reported a percent-positivity rate on COVID-19 tests of 14%. Prince William's rate continues to be the third highest in the state at 9.9%, which is down from 10.3% on Thursday. Loudoun County's rate continued to drop from 8.1% to 7.8%.

The World Health Organization recommends a percent-positivity rate no higher than 10%, which the organization says is an indicator that enough tests are being performed to identify most cases of the disease.

The percent-positivity rate is one of the key measures Gov. Ralph Northam's administration is watching to decide when the state is ready to move forward through Virginia's reopening phases. The state entered Phase 3 on Wednesday, July 1.

New local cases: Of the 67 new local cases of COVID-19 reported Friday, 55 were in the county, eight were in Manassas and four were in Manassas Park.

The number kept the seven-day rolling average of new daily cases reported locally steady at about 51.

Twenty-somethings posted the highest number of new cases on Friday with 18. They were followed by residents in their 30s, with 13 cases, and residents in their 50s, with 10 new cases. 

Kids ages 10 through 19 reported five new cases, while those 9 and under reported two new cases.

Hospitalizations: The number of Virginians currently hospitalized for COVID-19 rose on Friday from 956 to 1,006, up 50. 

The number of patients in intensive care units rose from 215 to 234, up 19, while the number on ventilators rose from 93 to 102, up nine. 

There are 3,463 beds available in Virginia's hospitals should they be needed for COVID-19 patients, and about 21% of the state's ventilators are currently in use, according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

Also as of Wednesday, 9,189 people who had been hospitalized for COVID-19 had been discharged, up 124 from Thursday.

The local health district reported one additional hospitalization on Friday, bringing cumulative number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 in Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park to 848.

Overall, local cases highest among working-age residents ages 20 to 59

The VDH report continued to show that Prince William Health District residents between the ages of 40 and 49 are reporting the highest number of COVID-19 cases, with 2,013, up six from Thursday. The age group makes up 21.1% of the county's total cases (down .1%).

Among 40-something Prince William residents who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 149 have been hospitalized and seven have died, both of which are unchanged.

County residents between the ages of 30 and 39 are reporting the next-highest number of cases with 1,801, up 13 from Thursday. The age group makes up 18.9% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 30-something Prince William residents who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 92 have been hospitalized, up one, and two have died, the latter of which is unchanged.

County health district residents between the ages of 20 and 29 make up the third-highest number of cases with 1,720, up 18 from Thursday. Residents in their 20s make up 18.1% of the county's COVID-19 cases (up .1%).

Among 20-something residents who have fallen ill from COVID-19, 54 have been hospitalized but none have died, both of which are unchanged.

County health district residents between the ages of 50 to 59 make up the fourth-highest number of cases with 1,488, up 10 from Thursday. Residents in their 50s make up 15.6% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 50-somethings who have fallen ill with COVID-19, 191 have been hospitalized and 14 have died, both of which are unchanged. 

Kids and teens between the ages of 10 and 19 reported the sixth-highest number of COVID-19 cases with 810, up five from Thursday. The group makes up 8.5% of the county's COVID-19 cases.

Among 10- to 19-year-olds who have tested positive for COVID-19, eight have been hospitalized and none have died, both of which are unchanged.

The county's children -- those ages 9 and younger -- account for 354 cases, up two from Thursday. Children under 9 comprise 3.7% of the county's total number of cases, the third-lowest number of any age group.

Among the 354 children ages 9 and under who have tested positive for the disease, 10 have been hospitalized and none have died, both of which are unchanged.

Older residents have fewer cases, but more hospitalizations, deaths

County residents between the ages of 60 and 69, meanwhile, make up the fifth-highest number of cases, with 788, up seven from Thursday. The age group makes up 8.3%, of the county's total number of cases.

Among 60-somethings, 164 have been hospitalized and 42 have died, both of which are unchanged.

County residents between the ages of 70 and 79 make up the second-lowest number of cases in the county with 316 cases, unchanged from Thursday. They comprise 3.3% of the county's total COVID-19 cases.

Of the 316 residents in their 70s who have tested positive for the disease, 97 have been hospitalized and 43 have died, which is unchanged from Wednesday.

As of Friday, 236 county residents age 80 and older have tested positive for COVID-19, which was unchanged from Thursday. Cases among residents ages 80 and older make up 2.5% of the county's cases.

Of the 236 residents age 80 or older who tested positive for COVID-19, 81 have been hospitalized and 72 have died, the latter of which is up one from Thursday.

 

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Omarndc72

Is time to move on from this covid aka flu. Let's get back to normal and live with it. Enough of the scare tactics. We didn't shut the economy for bird flu, swine flu , or ebola or even the flu pandemic. Does anyone remember this happening?? No. So let's cut the bull sh×t and get back to normal.

Catharpin411

A few passing thoughts:

1. it is such bad journalism keeping this article as long as it is...NO ONE is reading it all..you earn an F

2.notice all the young rioters, looters and protestors getting sick...they earn an "S" for stupidity

3. notice that the recovery rate is now over 99%...yes lets please put the thumbscrews to the entire state with a 99% recovery rate

4. notice if you will that the China Virus now cures cancer and stroke to name a few as doctors move to ID the China Virus as the bad guy so they can get more kickback money,

5. let's are sure to close schools since the Union says so

6. the taxpayer will make out well since all that money not spent by the schools will be extra cash now. I mean they aren't going to simply spend it willy nilly right...LOL

7. let's be sure to punish the whole state for what NOVA Richmond and Hampton do

8. VA is soooo poorly run and so under the thumb of the Unions and Bloomberg...it has become a grotesque joke

zcxnissan

Preach it Catharpin411. This state is too far gone on corruption now. It's inbred in Progressives.

zcxnissan

Notice the recent rise in cases in younger people due to the protest/riot spike.

zcxnissan

As well as no appreciable rise in deaths or hospitalizations. Despite the spike in cases caused by the protests/riots. Pretty much a spike nationwide in all the areas where their were large protests/riots.

Omarndc72

Once the covid scam starts to go away, the race and riots will continue, when that slows down, back to the covid nonsense.

Marty

Instead of a mile long article, one table with basic info would provide the necessary information. Total number of infections, % hospitalization, % death. Overall and daily. And by age groups.Such table would fit in the computer screen.

zcxnissan

Sad part is it truly peaked in April. Gov. Blackface dragged it out for political gain just like the mask edict, months after he should have done it. Now we have hot, warm and humid temperatures and sunlight the worst things for a virus and yet we have to wear masks in certain businesses. Good thing it's only enforceable by the health dept.

RaiderRider

number of cases is irrelevant as there is more testing. How about telling us about the hospitalization rate instead.

Marty

These number are pretty much useless. Especially for 60 years would and below. Would be good to know their health status and other relevant info.

Heymarket

I am disappointed to see PrinceWilliamTimes stopped reporting COVID-19 statistics (cases/deaths) for the "Northern Virginia" area. This was quite useful. They kept reporting these as long as the numbers were going up. Once they started trending downward, they stopped. I was counting on them to finish telling the whole story.

zcxnissan

Still pretty much a nursing home disease unless you have comorbidities like diabetes and obesity while younger. I see with the protests that social distancing never really mattered. Today's progressive democrat, do as I say not as I do. See Gov. Northam about that one.

Jia7c

New here. I took a test last Tuesday/Wednesday in Manassas. They still haven’t called me. Called the people doing the test they state they don’t handle the results and someone will call this week.

Marty

If you feel OK, why would you take the test? 5 minutes later (figuratively speaking) you can get infected and the entire test was a waste of time.

Marty

Our inept governor and his staff should travel, to Florida to learn how to handle the virus.

InsideCommenter

This comment aged horribly Florida is an epicenter of the virus while Virginia is doing much better.

Omarndc72

Let businesses set their rules for dealing with the public in a safe manner till this blows over. Keep the beurocrats and politicians quarantine in Richmond, leave the rest of us alone.

zcxnissan

Its obvious it peaked in April by any metric. Obvious and deliberate overreaction by the Governor.

ed1

Peaked yes but due to the lack of appropriate measures by people out and about, it's declining at an alarming slow rate.

zcxnissan

Double peaked and has fallen off the map literally.

Marty

Looks like the governor is incapable of managing the virus crisis. Things are going from bad to worse by the day.

Omarndc72

You want to see how fast they open. ? Stop paying all of the state employees and politicians from governor down. Then you see how fast the politicians change.

Jameson

What is going to change by June 10th that will allow businesses to re-open. I can only imagine he will try to push the date back again.

someone

As more people are tested, more people will test positive for COVID-19. Flu viruses can hang-around for years. So, businesses could be closed for years.

zcxnissan

Its insane to do that you know that right?

joatmon

Because people are impatient and not taking it as seriously as they should. The stay at home order needs to be strictly enforced and more businesses need to shut down. I'm sorry, but McDonalds and Starbucks aren't essential. I see kids continuing to play on playgrounds and teenagers socializing because they are too dumb to realize the ramifications of their actions, nor do they care because they seem no threat to themselves. I received an email from a painting contractor the other day saying they are open and operating as an essential business. Really!? Stay home people or this will never get better!

Marty

We need to shut down 75% of the government, it is also not essential. Then we shall see how fast everything reopens. For the people who work at McDonalds, McDonalds is essential.

zcxnissan

Brad take your gibberish elsewhere fascist. More people are dying of murder, suicide and other health conditions because of quarantines and lock downs then this bad year flu. If you had practiced better eating and sanitary habits we probably wouldn't even have to discuss this you confused gender fool. Go see a psychiatrist.

Omarndc72

Its simple, go back to work. If your sick dont go out stay home till is passed. Stay away from elder people and wash your hands dont touch your face.

weouchere

InsideCommenter + Brad = Morons. Were you idiots calling him out for acting too soon before you started saying he acted too late like the rest of the Libtard party?

InsideCommenter

weouchere + zcxnissan = batshit crazy morons. I was never calling him out for acting too soon, he acted to late if we had started these measures two weeks earlier we would've been able to avoid 90% of the cases. The gas-lighting and lies you all do are just hilarious.

zcxnissan

Actually it has been noted by many medical studies that blacks are more susceptible because they have many underlying conditions like obesity, heart disease, diabetes, unhealthy lifestyles. Social distancing is not being practiced in the cities. That's obvious. See New York City. Also wondering why nursing home death statistics are not being reported properly. They are ginning up the totals trying to use any disaster for political advantage. InsideCommenter and Brad your TDS is obvious.

zcxnissan

The numbers in Chesterfield pale in comparison to Democrat cities and counties nationwide.

InsideCommenter

Ignorant statement of the article award has now been granted. A virus will spread where more people live, places that are more densely populated are naturally where the virus will spread faster. Despite this Democratic areas have been doing better than Red states who are whining like crybabies about not being able to get a haircut or dine in, a rise in cases in the state of Kentucky was attributed to fascist protests about the stay at home orders.

zcxnissan

Gaslighting was a mastery first aced by Tamanny Hall democrats and passed on from generation to generation. From there to democrat Klansmen and segregationists. Even up to the modern day. Nowadays they have turned more fascistic/communist with their green new deals and universal incomes. Not to mention the bs being slung about global warming/climate change, or whatever they will call it next week.

Brad

Look, people are dying because of this terrible disease. Why don't you take your lies and obsessions to some neo-conservative chat room, no one wants to read your gibberish here.

InsideCommenter

What is this hot pile of garbage you call an argument. All you do is name call talk about facts and logic not whatever you saw on Facebook.

ed1

All he said was people are dying. That is accurate. Nationally we've had more deaths in a month than from a year with flu and that's with all the social distancing. If you're not capable of taking in seriously or don't want to be stuck at home, please at least where a mask and avoid contact with others.

InsideCommenter

ed1,

I agree with the one who talked about the mortality of this grave disease. The one who I was rebutting was zcxnissan who constantly trolls and makes up lies.

Joemama

If these non-essential democrats would stay home it would stop spreading.

InsideCommenter

Maybe if the orange cheeto and his cultists would stay at their home instead of prancing around we could flatten the curve.

Brad

Or maybe if the orange cheeto and his cultists had done their job timely and correctly in the first place these unfortunates might not have been infected or died.

zcxnissan

I guess going to Chinatown doesn't count if your Nancy Pelosi. So many lies, it comes natural to the old bat. She's probably a super spreader. She probably used hydroxychloroquine as an antidote.

ed1

Why would she use an unproven, dangerous drug pushed by trump. Was he being sarcastic about that one as well or only about disinfectant and really bright lights?

zcxnissan

Funny how most of the deaths are in Democrat cities and states. I guess they don't follow rules or laws.

InsideCommenter

Chesterfield is heavily Republican and has many cases. Anyhow cases tend to be in areas that have a larger population. Has nothing to do with political affiliation or rule following.

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