Updated at 11:30 a.m. — Corrects percentage of the number of cases that increased.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to climb in Fairfax County.
As of today (Monday), cases rose by 14.5 percent from 426 on Sunday to 488, according to data from the Virginia Department of Health.
Overall, statewide cases are nearing 3,000. So far, there are 2,878 cases — a number that rested at around 1,000 cases just a week ago.
Arlington has the second-most number of cases (203), followed by Loudoun County (188).
In the state, 51 people have died as a result of the respiratory illness, with five deaths in Fairfax County.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now encouraging residents to wear face masks in order to prevent and slow community transmission of the virus.
Data in graph via Virginia Department of Health
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