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UPDATED: Local COVID-19 cases hold steady, county reports 3 more deaths

Local death toll rises to 564

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COVID-19 cases in Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park held mostly steady this week with an average of 15 new cases reported daily.

But the county continues to have a higher rate of infection per capita than most of Northern Virginia and reported three more deaths in the last week: those of two residents of Prince William County and one of Manassas.

Meanwhile, vaccinations against COVID-19 continue to creep upward. Virginia has met President Joe Biden’s goal of having at least 70% of adults receive one shot of the vaccine, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Monday, June 21, at a morning event at Hope Pharmacy in Richmond.

Still, the average number of vaccinations administered daily across the state fell 13% from last week, and pockets of low coverage remain. The goal of reaching herd immunity – or vaccination rates between 70% and 80% across the state  -- remains months away, according to the RAND Corporation’s latest weekly report on Virginia’s COVID-19 metrics.

“With current trends, community immunity from vaccinations will not be achieved before fall,” the report says.

Local deaths

The latest three fatalities in the Prince William Health District were those of two women and one man. One of the victims was in their 50s, while one was in their 70s and one was age 80 or older.

The recent losses bring the health district’s overall pandemic death toll to 564, which includes the deaths of 505 residents of Prince William County, 48 from the City of Manassas and 11 from Manassas Park. 

Local vaccinations

As of Sunday, the City of Manassas and Prince William County were ranked third and fifth, respectively, among Northern Virginia jurisdictions in the percent of adults with at least one dose of the vaccine, according to VDH.

Loudoun County is leading the region with 75.4% of its adults vaccinated with at least one dose, followed by Fairfax County with 73%. The City of Manassas reported 69.8%, while Arlington County reported 68%.

Prince William County is reporting that 67.2% of its adults have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. About 58.6% of Prince William adults are fully vaccinated, while 46.1% of the county’s total population is fully vaccinated, according to VDH data.

Local cases

The average number of new daily cases reported in the Prince William Health District held steady at 15 a day this week, unchanged from last week. The state is reporting an average of 136 cases per day, down from 143 last week.

In the local health district, a total of 113 new cases were reported over the past week, about the same as the 110 reported the previous week. 

Daily cases continue to be highest among kids and teens ages 10 to 19 and among local residents in their 20s. There were 28 new cases reported among residents in their 20s and 24 among residents ages 10 to 19. Kids ages 9 and under reported eight new cases. Kids under the age of 12 remain ineligible for the COVID-19 vaccine and are encouraged to wear masks when in public settings, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Local residents in their 30s reported 18 new cases, while those in their 40s reported 13 and those in their 50s, 11. 

“The Delta variant, which has ravaged India, is gaining traction in the U.S. and Virginia,” says the latest weekly report from the University of Virginia’s Biocomplexity Institute. “Unvaccinated individuals, including those with a previous COVID infection, remain at risk from this variant.”

According to CDC testing in May, about 71% of COVID-19 cases in the mid-Atlantic region are the result of the U.K. variant, or the B.1.1.7 variant, while the India variants account for about 5.7% of the region’s cases and the Brazilian variant, about 4.6%. The three New York variants account for about 11%.

Hospitalizations 

There were five local hospitalizations for COVID-19 in the past week, up from three during the previous week. They included those of two residents in their 30s, one in their 40s, one in their 50s and one in their 70s, according to the VDH.

Across the state, there were 285 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, down from 345 last week.  Of those, 69 were in intensive care units, down from 84 last week, while 38 were on ventilators, down from 62 last week, according the Virginia Healthcare and Hospital Association.

Rate of COVID-19 per capita

Rates of COVID-19 infections per capita throughout Northern Virginia remain in the “very low” range and vary from 0 cases per 100,000 residents in Fairfax County to 3 in Prince William County, down from 3.2 last week. The City of Manassas reported three new cases last week.

Percent-positivity rate

Prince William County’s percent-positivity rate on COVID-19 tests declined from 1.7% to 1.1% this past week. That remains well below the 5% target, which is understood to be an indication that there is enough testing being done to identify most cases of the disease.

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Cases by ZIP Code

Average daily cases declined or remained the same in 15 of the county's 20 ZIP Codes last week, while rising in three.

Five ZIP Codes reported zero new cases: 20119, 20143, 20169, 20187 and 22025.

Average daily cases rose in ZIP Codes 20110, 20181 and 22134. Average daily cases fell in ZIP Codes 20112, 22172 and 22191.

Average daily cases remained the same in 20109, 20111, 20136, 20155, 22026, 22192 and 22193.

Sunday, June 13: Local COVID-19 cases remain low but rise slightly, county reports 4 more deaths

COVID-19 cases in Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park remain low but rose this past week to an average of 15 a day, up from about eight a day during the previous week. Also, the county reported four more COVID-19 deaths after adding none the previous week.

The rise in cases and newly reported deaths comes about one month after Virginia’s universal mask mandated was lifted May 15, and about two weeks after the Memorial Day weekend holiday, when all social distancing and capacity restrictions were lifted. Still, COVID-19 infections per capita locally and across the state remain at very low levels. Hospitalizations also continue to trend downward.

Meanwhile, the number of people vaccinated in the county and across the Northern Virginia region continues to creep upward. But the average number of vaccinations administered each day across Virginia is declining. About 28,700 shots, on average, were given each day during this past week, down from an average of more than 55,000 a day on May 21, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

Local deaths

The latest local fatalities include those of three men and one woman. One was white and three were Latino. All were residents of Prince William County. The youngest was in their 40s. Of the other three victims, one was in their 50s; one was in their 70s; and one was age 80 or older, according to VDH data.

The latest deaths bring Prince William County’s COVID-19 death tally to 503 and the health district’s to 561. That includes 47 City of Manassas residents lost to COVID since the pandemic began, as well as 11 lost from the City of Manassas Park. 

New cases

Prince William County reported 11 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, June 13, and is now reporting an average of 15 a day, up from an average of 8 the previous week and about the same number reported two weeks ago.

The state reported just 73 cases on Sunday and is now reporting an average of 143 cases a day, a decline of about 30% from the 203 average daily cases reported last week. 

In the local health district, a total of 110 new cases were reported over the past week, up from 61 the previous week. They included 22 cases among kids ages 9 and under, all of whom are too young to be vaccinated, and 21 cases among kids and teens ages 10 to 19, according to VDH data. Kids must be 12 to be eligible for a vaccine.

Residents in their 20s reported 21 new cases, while residents in their 40s reported 19, according to VDH data.

Hospitalizations 

There were just three local hospitalizations for COVID-19 in the past week, down from eight the previous week. They included those of one resident in their 20s, one in their 50s and one in their 70s. 

Across the state, the number of people hospitalized as of Saturday, June 12, was 345, down from 443 last week. Of those, 84 were in intensive care units and 62 were on ventilators, according the Virginia Healthcare and Hospital Association.

Rate of COVID-19 per capita

Rates of COVID-19 infections per capita throughout Northern Virginia remain in the “very low” range and vary from -.7 cases per 100,000 residents in the City of Manassas to 3.2 in Prince William County. The City of Manassas has not reported a single COVID-19 case since June 1. 

Percent-positivity rate

Prince William County’s percent-positivity rate on COVID-19 tests declined from 2.8% to 1.7% this past week. That’s well below the 5% target, which is understood to be an indication that there is enough testing being done to identify most cases of the disease.

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Cases by ZIP Code

Average daily cases declined or remained the same in 11 of the county's 20 ZIP Codes last week, while rising in eight.

Average daily cases rose in ZIP Codes 20109, 20155, 20181, 22026, 22134, 22172, 22192 and 22193.

Average daily cases fell in ZIP Codes 20220 and 20119.

Average daily cases remained the same in 20112, 20136 and 22191. Cases remained at zero in the ZIP Codes: 20137, 20143, 20169, 20187 and 22025.

Northern Virginia vaccination rates

About 52.5% of Prince William County residents have had at least one dose of the vaccine, up from 51.2% last week, while the City of Manassas reported 53.1%, up from 51.7% over the past week, and Manassas Park reported 47.4%, up from 46.1%.

Statewide, 47.3% of Virginians are fully vaccinated, up from 44.9% last week, while 56.8% have had at least one dose, up from 55.2%. Among Virginia adults, 69% have had at least one dose of the vaccine, up from 67.8% last week, while 58.6% are fully vaccinated, up from 56.9% last week.

Sunday, June 6: COVID-19 cases at their lowest since start of the pandemic, no new deaths

COVID-19 cases in Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park continued to decline this week and are now at their lowest levels since the beginning of the pandemic in late March 2020.

Also, the local health district added no new deaths this past week due to COVID-19 – a first since late March.

Meanwhile, Prince William County and the City of Manassas crossed the 50% mark for the total number of residents with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while about 46% of Manassas Park residents have had at least one dose.

The local health district, which includes Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park, continues to lag a bit behind other Northern Virginia localities in vaccination rates. Fairfax and Loudoun counties have the highest rates of vaccination in the region, with 58.6% and 58.3% of their residents vaccinated with at least one dose, respectively, according to Virginia Department of Health.

They are followed by Arlington County (57.7%), Alexandria (52.8%) and Fauquier County (52.5%).

Prince William reported 51.2% of its residents having received at least one dose as of Saturday, June 5, while the City of Manassas reported 51.7% and Manassas Park, 46.1%.

Statewide, 44.9% of Virginians are fully vaccinated, while 55.2% have had at least one dose. Among Virginia adults, 67.8% have had at least one dose of the vaccine, while 56.9% are fully vaccinated

Still, vaccination coverage varies widely across the state, resulting in the University of Virginia’s Biocomplexity Institute to warn in its latest report that unvaccinated people in some parts of the state remain vulnerable to outbreaks.

Albemarle County has the highest coverage in the state, with 66.9% of residents having received at least one dose, followed by Goochland County (61.4%) and Lancaster County (59.5%), according to VDH data.

Counties with the lowest coverage include Patrick (32.7%), Carroll (32.6%), and Lee (31.8%). The disparities are very apparent among younger age groups, the UVA Biocomplexity Institute notes in its latest report.

Cases

Prince William County reported 16 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, June 5, and is now reporting an average of 7.9 a day, down about 50% from the average of 16 a day reported last week.

The state reported 286 cases on Saturday and is now reporting an average of 203 cases per day, a decline of about 39% from the 338 average cases per day reported last week. 

In the local health district, 61 new cases were reported last week, including 10 among children ages 9 and younger who are too young to be vaccinated.

There were 12 cases among residents in their 60s; eight each among residents in their 20s and 40s; seven among residents in their 50s; six among residents in their 30s; and five among kids and teens ages 10 to 19. Residents age 80 or older reported four more cases, while those in their 70s reported one.

Hospitalizations 

There were eight local hospitalizations for COVID-19 in the past week, down four from the 12 reported the previous week. They included those of two residents in their 30s, three in their 40s, one in their 60s and two age 80 or older, according to VDH data. 

Across the state, the number of people hospitalized as of Saturday, June 5, was 443, down from 500 hospitalized during the May 29-30 weekend.

Rate of COVID-19 per capita

The rates of COVID-19 infections throughout Northern Virginia are now in the “very low” range and vary from .8 cases per 100,000 residents in Manassas Park to 4.1 cases per 100,000 residents in Stafford County.

In most areas, the rates of infection per capita declined over the past week except in Stafford County, where they rose from 3 per 100,000 residents to 4.1 per 100,000 residents.

Prince William County’s rate of infections per capita is just 1.7 cases per 100,000 residents, down from more than 11 at the beginning of May.

Percent-positivity rate

Meanwhile, the local percent-positivity rate on COVID-19 tests also declined from 3.2% to 2.8% this week. That’s well below the 5% target, which is understood to be an indication that there is enough testing being done to identify most cases of the disease.

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Cases by ZIP Code

Average daily cases declined or remained the same in all but two of the county's 20 ZIP Codes last week.

Average daily cases rose to one -- from zero -- in ZIP Codes 20181 and 22134.

Average daily cases are at one or zero in every ZIP Code in the county except for 22191, which is now averaging two cases a day.

Average cases are down to zero in 11 local ZIP Codes, including: 20109, 20119, 20137, 20143, 20155, 20169, 22172, 20187, 22025, 22026 and 22125.

Saturday, May 30: Local COVID-19 numbers stay low, but county reports 2 more deaths

After ticking up the previous week, the local seven-day average of COVID-19 infections per capita declined over the past week to 3.3 per 100,000 residents, which is higher than counties to our north but below the statewide rate of 4. 

Still, the county reported two more local COVID-19 deaths on Sunday, May 30 – those of one resident in their 20s and one in their 40s. The recent fatalities bring the total number of local residents in their 20s lost to COVID-19 to five and the total in their 40s to 24, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

Last week, the VDH removed three deaths from Prince William County’s pandemic death toll, those of two residents in their 70s and one age 80 or older. The most recent fatalities and those adjustments bring the local health district’s overall death toll to 557

Statewide, Virginia continues to report an average of 10 COVID-19 deaths a day and an average of 338 new cases a day. The number suggest that while COVID-19 vaccinations have greatly reduced the transmission of the virus in recent weeks, the pandemic is still not over. 

In its latest weekly report, the University of Virginia’s Biocomplexity Institute notes that vaccinated people have only a .01% chance of contracting the virus, based on a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that the U.S. has seen only 10,262 “breakthrough” infections in the new year out of more than 100 million vaccinated. About one in four of those were asymptomatic.

But that low chance of infection applies only to those who are vaccinated, the institute notes. 

Much of Virginia remains unvaccinated, and among these unvaccinated pockets, the outlook really hasn't changed,” the report notes. “Transmission rates are as high as they were in April, variants are now predominant, and restrictions are being relaxed.” 

“For the unvaccinated population, it is as important as ever to follow public health precautions such as maintaining social distancing and wearing a mask,” the report adds.

The Memorial Day holiday, traditionally a time for social gatherings, coincides with further loosening of restrictions, which raises the risk of greater transmission.

“Despite important successes in recent weeks, over half of Virginians are not yet fully vaccinated and are still at risk for COVID infection. Until fully vaccinated, public health precautions remain necessary,” the report says. 

Cases

Prince William County reported seven new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, May 30, and is now reporting an average of 16 a day, down about 36% from the seven-day average of about 25 cases a day the previous week. The state reported 227 cases on Sunday and is now reporting an average of 338 per day. That’s about 27% lower than the seven-day average of 464 case the previous week.

Hospitalizations 

There were 12 local hospitalizations for COVID-19 in the past week, up from four the previous week. They included one of a resident in their 20s, three in their 30s, one in their 40s, three in their 50s, one in their 60s, two in their 70s and one age 80 or older, according to VDH data. 

Across the state, the number of people hospitalized as of Saturday, May 22, was 500l, down from 561 the previous week. 

Rate of COVID-19 per capita

The rates of COVID-19 infections throughout Northern Virginia are now in the low range and vary from negative .8 cases per 100,000 residents in Manassas Park to 9.9 cases per 100,000 residents in Fauquier County.

In most areas, the rates of infection per capita declined over the past week, except in Fauquier County, where the rate of infection per capita rose to 9.9 over the past week.

Percent-positivity rate

Meanwhile, the local percent-positivity rate on COVID-19 tests ticked up slightly from 2.8% last week to 3.2% this week. Both are below the 5% target understood to be an indication that there is enough testing being done to identify most cases of the disease.

Monday, May 24:COVID-19 cases tick up locally, county marks its 500th death

The local rate of COVID-19 infections per capita, while still low, crept up a bit over the past week – rising from 3 infections per 100,000 residents to 5.4. Also, the Prince William Health District has reported four additional COVID-19 deaths, bringing the county’s death toll to a new milestone: 500. 

The latest local fatalities included three men and one woman. One was in their 30s, bringing the number of local residents lost to COVID-19 between the ages of 30 and 39 to 10. Across Virginia, 92 people in their 30s have died due to COVID-19 since the pandemic began, according to VDH data. 

The other recent local deaths included one person in their 50s, bringing the death toll in that age group to 59, and two people in their 70s. Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park have so far lost 141 people in their 70s to COVID-19, according to VDH. 

All four of the recent victims were residents of Prince William County. The total local death toll is now 558, and includes 500 residents of Prince William County, 47 of the City of Manassas and 11 of Manassas Park. 

Local cases 

The Prince William Health District is now reporting an average of 25 cases a day, up from 18 last week, or an increase of about 41%. The rate of infection per capita, however, is still in the “low” range at 5.4 cases per capita. Anything below 10 cases per 100,000 residents is considered low.  

Across the state, however, confirmed cases have declined to 464 per day, a drop of 34% since the prior week. This is 64% lower than the previous 2021 low and 61% below the summer highs of 2020, according to the RAND Corporation, which analyzes the pandemic in Virginia. 

Cases are declining or plateauing in all of Virginia's local health districts -- a first since the University of Virginia’s Biocomplexity Institute began reporting trajectories, the institute’s most recent report said. 

The numbers suggest that the vaccinations and ongoing vigilance by Virginia residents have overcome the rise in more contagious variants, even though the B.1.1.7 variant, which originated in the United Kingdom, now accounts for just more than 80% of the samples sequenced in Virginia, according to the UVA institute’s May 21 report

All five “variants of concern” have been detected in Virginia. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.K. variant is most prevalent in the region, but variants from Brazil, South Africa, California, New York and India have all been detected through genomic testing.  

Hospitalizations 

There were four local hospitalizations for COVID-19 in the past week, those of one resident in their 30s, two in their 60s and one age 80 or older, according to VDH data. 

Across the state, the number of people hospitalized as of Saturday, May 22, was 561, down nearly 20% from the previous week. As of Monday, May 24, the number of patients hospitalized for COVID-19 had fallen even further to 503, including 100 in Northern Virginia. 

Rate of COVID-19 per capita

The rates of COVID-19 infections throughout Northern Virginia are now in the low range and vary from .8 cases per 100,000 residents in Manassas Park to 7 cases per 100,000 residents in Stafford County.

In most areas, the rates of infection per capita declined over the past week, except in Prince William and Fauquier counties, both of which saw slight increases.

Percent-positivity rate

Meanwhile, the local percent-positivity rate on COVID-19 tests ticked down from 3% last week to 2.8% this week. Both are below the 5% target understood to be an indication that there is enough testing being done to identify most cases of the disease.

ZIP Code data

Average daily cases declined or remained the same in 12 of the county's 20 ZIP Codes last week, while rising in eight.

Average daily cases rose in eight ZIP Codes: 20112, 20136, 20181, 20187, 22025, 22026, 22134 and 22193.

Average daily cases remained the same in 10 ZIP Codes: 20109, 20111, 20119, 20137, 20143, 20155, 20169, 22172, 22125 and 22192.

Average cases were down in two local ZIP Codes: 20110 and 22191.

Thursday, May 20:  Despite sharp decline in cases, county reports 7 more deaths

Prince William County’s rate of COVID-19 infections per capita and its percent-positivity rate on COVID-19 fell over the past week to levels not seen since the early days of the pandemic. 

Still, the county reported seven more deaths due to COVID-19 in the past week, including those of one resident in their 40s and two in their 50s, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

The most recent fatalities included six men and one woman. Three were in their 60s and one was in their 70s. All were residents of Prince William County, which has now lost 496 residents to the pandemic. Across the Prince William Health District, which includes the county, Manassas and Manassas Park, the overall death toll is 554.

Despite the ongoing losses, COVID-19 metrics continue to improve both in the county and across the state. 

In Virginia, average daily cases have dropped 28% over the last week to seven per 100,000, while the percent-positivity rate dipped to 3.2%, well below the targeted rate of 5%.

The Prince William Health District is averaging about 14 cases per day, down about two-thirds from last Saturday, May 8, according to VDH data. The county’s rate of infection per capita is now 3 per 100,000 residents – falling into the “lower case load” category for the first time in several months.

Meanwhile, the local percent-positivity rate on COVID-19 tests is 3%, which is also below the 5% target understood to be an indication there is enough testing being done to identify most cases of the disease.

At the peak of the pandemic in mid-January, the local health district was reporting an average of 499 cases a day.

There were six local hospitalizations for COVID-19 last week, including those of one resident in their 30s, one in their 40s and two in their 50s.

Across the state, 615 people were hospitalized for COVID-19 as of May 19, down about 26% from last week. Of those, 188 were in intensive care units and 98 were on ventilators, also down over the past week.

ZIP Code data

Average daily cases declined or remained the same in 19 of the county's 20 ZIP Codes last week, while rising in only one.

Average daily cases rose in ZIP Code 20187.

Average daily cases remained the same in nine ZIP Codes: 20119, 20137, 20143, 20169, 20181, 22025, 22125, 22134 and 22172.

Average cases were down in 11 local ZIP Codes: 20109, 20110, 20111, 20112, 20136, 20155, 22025, 22026, 22191, 22192 and 22193.

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(58) comments

Omarndc72

Media will now go back to the Wuhan flu to distract the public from the Biden Chinese scandals. Don't belive the Chinese propaganda. The vaccine is out.

someone

Remember H1N1? Guess how many American "cases" there were in the U.S.? SIXTY MILLION. That's 60,000,000. During that time, Obama & Biden were in the White House. They did next-to-nothing about it. You should think about that.

JimiWeaver4

Yes there were 60,000,000 H1N1 cases in 2009, but only 12,469 deaths

The Corona Virus has already caused almost 300,000 deaths and is officillay the current leading cause of death in the USA according to both the CDC & the White House Corona Virus task force.

someone

I can't believe the Fake News didn't say that RBG died of COVID. They let a crisis go to waste.

ed1

Maybe because it's not fake news? Perhaps you should take a more critical look at your own sources of information.

zcxnissan

6% of 186k is.

Catharpin411

Once this China Virus cant be used as a Socialist Demo political football the China Virus will simply go away.

IMPORTANT NEWS NOT FOUND HERE: CDC declares that ONLY 6% of the deaths are FROM the China Virus...the balance are deaths from thing like cancer and stroke but the patient MAY have also had the China Virus...6%...the CDC has been LYING to us for months...ya lets all hail, Fauci. Bet he resigns soon and goes to work for Gates. Remember that we have several Socialist Demos that moved sick people in with Senior Citizens and KILLED them. Can't wait for the class action suit against them.

Once again this is simply a terrible article, poorly written and even more poorly researched.

Stop printing lies as it makes you look like China is sending you cash to print such lies

Omarndc72

Same old socialists propaganda with this newspaper. Garbage.

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.

JosephGeorge4Neabsco

Show the number of deaths and speed of transmission for each of those events. If you cannot, live your life and stfu.

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.

someone

Yes. Kathleen Corn-Filler is a total socialist from New York.

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?

someone

Yes. I know it's insane. Here we are, it's the end of August & the Democrats are still pushing their end-of-the-world narrative. It's crazy & CORRUPT.

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.

Mg

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