Fairfax County COVID-19 Counts Nears 2,000 Mark

The number of COVID-19 cases in Fairfax County is reaching the 2,000 mark.

According to state health data released this morning, there are now 1,925 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in Fairfax County. The county hit a little over 1,000 cases just eight days ago.

For the last three days, the growth rate of cases has hovered between six and ten percent.

The number of cases between Sunday and today (Monday) jumped by roughly six percent, adding a total of 116 new cases. Between Saturday and Sunday, that jump was about 11 percent.

In recent days, the state has released more data on hospitalizations, deaths and outbreaks. So far, there at 8,990 cases of COVID-19 statewide and 300 people have died, including at least 30 Fairfax County residents.

The deadliest of statewide outbreaks have occurred at long term care facilities. According to state data, 915 cases have been linked to outbreaks in these facilities, leading to 77 deaths.

So far, the week of April 5 resulted in the most number of new cases (2,268). The cumulative count of cases continues to increase daily at generally faster rates than the last month.

Data via Virginia Department of Health

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