Arlington Coronavirus Update: No New Deaths; 13 New Cases

Michael O'Connell

ARLINGTON, VA — The Virginia Department of Health confirmed Tuesday there were no new deaths in the Arlington Health District due to COVID-19, the disease associated with the new coronavirus. The total number of COVID-19 deaths stands at 132.

There are 13 new cases of COVID-19 in the Arlington Health District as of Tuesday morning, bringing the total number of cases in the health district to 2,466. This is the highest number of new cases reported since June 21, when 13 were also reported.

In the health district, there are currently 418 hospitalized patients, which is the same as Monday.

As of Tuesday, there are 62,787 total cases statewide, according to data reported by the Virginia Department of Health. In Virginia, there have been 1,763 coronavirus-related deaths to date. There are currently 6,169 hospitalized COVID-19 patients.

There have been 17 coronavirus outbreaks in the Arlington Health District as of Tuesday, with 546 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 172 reported coronavirus cases in Arlington health care workers.

On Tuesday, Virginia health officials reported 22,545 COVID-19 tests have been taken in Arlington, with a 2.6 percent positivity rate. Statewide there have been 711,093 COVID-19 tests taken, with a 5.8 percent positivity rate.

Virginia plans to enter phase three of its coronavirus reopening plan for businesses and other establishments across the state, including Northern Virginia, starting July 1, Gov. Ralph Northam said last week at a news conference in Richmond. The governor said public health metrics are moving in a direction that makes him confident the state can safely start phase three.

On Thursday, the Virginia Department of Health reported a 7-day percent positive average of 6 percent, a new low for the state. At its peak in mid-April, the statewide positive rate had been above 20 percent. Northam added that hospitalizations of COVID-19 patients — and those in the intensive care units and using ventilators — are trending downward.

Globally, more than 10.4 million people have been infected by COVID-19, and over 509,000 people have died, Johns Hopkins University reported Tuesday morning. In the United States, more than 2.6 million people have been infected and over 129,000 people have died from COVID-19.

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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:

  • 0-9: 44 cases
  • 10-19: 93 cases
  • 20-29: 419 cases
  • 30-39: 449 cases
  • 40-49: 426 cases
  • 50-59: 381 cases
  • 60-69: 280 cases
  • 70-79: 172 cases
  • 80+: 204 cases

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This article originally appeared on the Arlington Patch