The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to climb in Fairfax County.
According to statistics released by the Virginia Department of Health today (Sunday), there are now 187 cases in the county, up from 124 cases on Friday.
While the latest spike is indicative of increased testing by commercial labs, local health officials say there is evidence of community-wide spread of the illness.
“The case numbers will continue to increase, but we do have some control over how fast that increase occurs and how high it goes,” the county stated.
Arlington has the second-most confirmed cases (84) in the state, followed by 61 in Loudoun County.
In the county, two people have died from the respiratory disease, including a man in his 60s who died on Friday.
So far, residents between the age brackets of 18-49 and 50-64 have gotten ill at the same rates (16.1 percent each), while people age 65 and older comprise 21.4 percent of the total confirmed cases.
Overall, there are 890 confirmed cases and 22 deaths statewide, according to the Virginia Department of Health.