The number of known coronavirus cases in Fairfax County has jumped from 16 on Thursday to 31 on Sunday.
Fairfax County has the second-highest number of cases after James City, which has 32 cases, according to the Virginia Dept. of Health.
So far, state officials have identified 219 cases in the state of 3,337 people who have been tested. Three people have died as a result of the illness, including a Fairfax County resident. The man was in his 60s and acquired COVID-19 through contact with a previously reported case.
“We are saddened by the first confirmed death of a Fairfax County resident due to COVID-19. Our hearts go out to his loved ones,” Dr. Gloria Addo-Ayensu, Director of Health at Fairfax County Health Department said in a statement. “The health of our residents is our top priority and we ask that everyone do their part to slow the spread of the virus in our community: practice social distancing, wash your hands, and cover coughs and sneezes.”