ARLINGTON, VA — Virginia Department of Health reported one new death due to COVID-19, the illness associated with the new coronavirus, Wednesday in the Arlington Health District. The last new death was reported on Saturday. The total of COVID-19-related deaths in the Arlington Health District stands at 146.
Virginia health officials reported 20 new coronavirus cases Wednesday of COVID-19 in Arlington. This up slightly from the 18 new cases reported on Tuesday. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 3,779.
To date, there have been 488 hospitalizations due to COVID-19 in Arlington.
As of Wednesday morning , there have been 136,359, total cases statewide, according to data reported by the Virginia Department of Health. In Virginia, there have been 2,884 coronavirus-related deaths to date. There have been a total of 10,389 hospitalized COVID-19 patients.
VDH reported Wednesday that 58,784 COVID-19 tests have been taken in Arlington, with a 4 percent positivity rate. Statewide there have been 1,937,867 COVID-19 tests taken, with a 7 percent positivity rate, according to VDH.
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There have been 19 outbreaks in the Arlington Health District as of Wednesday, with 575 cases related to an outbreak, with two outbreaks at a congregate setting and three outbreaks in health care settings. There have been 208 reported coronavirus cases in Arlington involving health care workers.
Globally, more than 29.6 million people have been infected by COVID-19, and over 936,000 people have died, Johns Hopkins University reported Wednesday morning. In the United States, more than 6.6 million people have been infected and over 196,000 people have died from COVID-19.
The department of health breaks down the number of cases and deaths in Arlington by age, race and ethnicity. The breakdown by age is as follows:
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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