Thirty people have died from the novel coronavirus in Fairfax County, according to information the county released yesterday (Thursday).
All of the people who died from the illness were above the age of 50.
Fairfax County is currently leading Virginia in the number of coronavirus cases and outbreaks.
As of this morning, the Fairfax Health District had 1,478 cases — two of which are in the City of Fairfax, according to the Virginia Department of Health.
More data on the Fairfax Health District:
- 268 hospitalizations
- 7,657 tests
- 21 outbreaks — 19 at long term care facilities and one each at correction facility and healthcare setting
The Fairfax Health District includes Fairfax County, the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church and towns in the county.
Overall, 7,491 cases, 117 cases and 231 deaths have been reported statewide. More than 48,000 people in Virginia have been tested for the virus.
Data via Virginia Department of Health
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