No New Deaths; 39 Additional Cases

ARLINGTON, VA —Virginia Department of Health confirmed 39 new cases Friday of COVID-19, the illness associated with the new coronavirus, in the Arlington Health District. That’s more than double the 17 reported on Thursday. The total number of COVID-19 cases in Arlington stands at 4,686.

Virginia health officials also reported no new deaths due to COVID-19 Friday in Arlington. The last new death was reported on Saturday. The total number of COVID-19-related deaths in the Arlington Health District now stands at 154.

A total of 541 people have been hospitalized in Arlington due to COVID-19.

VDH confirmed Thursday there have been 25 outbreaks of COVID-19 in the Arlington Health District. There have been 18 outbreaks at long-term care facilities, three at a congregate setting, three in health care settings, and, as of Tuesday, one at a college or a university. The total number of cases connected with an outbreak is 646. There have been 233 reported coronavirus cases in Arlington involving health care workers.

There have been 179,639 total cases statewide, according to data reported by the Virginia Department of Health. In Virginia, there have been 3,643 coronavirus-related deaths to date. There have been a total of 12,511 hospitalized COVID-19 patients.

VDH reported Monday that 83,792 COVID-19 tests have been taken in Arlington, with a 4.3 percent positivity rate. Statewide there have been 2,811,824 COVID-19 tests taken, with a 6.4 percent positivity rate, according to VDH.

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Globally, more than 45.1 million people have been infected by COVID-19, and over 1.1 million people have died, Johns Hopkins University reported Friday morning. In the United States, more than 8.9 million people have been infected and over 228,000 people have died from COVID-19.

VDH breaks down the number of cases and deaths in Arlington by age, race and ethnicity. The breakdown by age is as follows:

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Arlington residents should take the following actions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. An alcohol-based hand sanitizer can be used if soap and water are not available.

  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

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