ARLINGTON, VA—The Virginia Department of Health reported 40 new coronavirus cases Thursday, bringing the total to 3,013. The total of COVID-19-related deaths in the Arlington Health District stands at 135.
In the health district, there have been a total of 436 hospitalized patients to date.
As of Wednesday, there are 95,867 total cases statewide, according to data reported by the Virginia Department of Health. In Virginia, there have been 2,299 coronavirus-related deaths to date. There have been a total of 8,183 hospitalized COVID-19 patients.
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There have been 17 coronavirus outbreaks in the Arlington Health District as of Thursday, with 545 cases related to an outbreak. There have been 12 outbreaks at long-term care facilities, two outbreaks at a congregate setting and three outbreaks in health care settings in Arlington. There have been 180 reported coronavirus cases in Arlington health care workers.
Globally, more than 18.8 million people have been infected by COVID-19, and over 708,000 people have died, Johns Hopkins University reported Thursday morning. In the United States, more than 4.8 million people have been infected and over 158,000 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.