Reston, VA

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to climb in Fairfax County.

As of today (Monday), cases rose by 14.5 percent from 426 on Sunday to 488.

Overall, statewide cases are nearing the 3,000-th mark. So far, there are 2,878 cases, a number that rested at around 1,000 cases just a week ago.

Arlington has the second-most number cases (203), followed by Loudoun County (188).

In the state, 51 people have died as a result of the respiratory illness, five of which occurred in the county.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now encouraging residents to wear face masks in order to prevent and slow community transmission.

Herndon Police Department officers are now wearing surgical masks and non-medical face coverings in public. The change, which went into effect over the weekend, is intended to protect officers and the community.

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