October 5, 2020 By [email protected]_84 Off

1 New Deaths; 12 Additional Cases

ARLINGTON, VA — Virginia Department of Health reported 12 new cases Monday of COVID-19, the illness associated with the new coronavirus, in the Arlington Health District. That’s down from the 19 new cases reported on Sunday. The total number of confirmed cases stands at 4,057.

Virginia health officials also reported one new death due to COVID-19 Monday in Arlington. The last new death was reported on Friday. The total number of COVID-19-related deaths in the Arlington Health District is 152.

A total of 507 people have been hospitalized in Arlington due to COVID-19.

There have been 152,557 total cases statewide, according to data reported by the Virginia Department of Health. In Virginia, there have been 3,276 coronavirus-related deaths to date. There have been a total of 11,259 hospitalized COVID-19 patients.

VDH reported Monday that 680,907 COVID-19 tests have been taken in Arlington, with a 3.2 percent positivity rate. Statewide there have been 2,294,394 COVID-19 tests taken, with a 5.2 percent positivity rate, according to VDH.

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There have been 19 outbreaks in the Arlington Health District as of Monday, with 573 cases related to an outbreak, with two outbreaks at a congregate setting and three outbreaks in health care settings. There have been 221 reported coronavirus cases in Arlington involving health care workers.

Globally, more than 35.2 million people have been infected by COVID-19, and over 1 million people have died, Johns Hopkins University reported Monday morning. In the United States, more than 7.4 million people have been infected and over 209,000 people have died from COVID-19.

VDH 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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