Updated at 6:30 p.m. — Fairfax County announced this afternoon that the number of cases totals 778 and there have been 19 deaths.
Earlier: The number of coronavirus-related deaths in the county more than doubled for the first time in more than a week.
Eleven more people in Fairfax County have died from the novel coronavirus, according to information released by the county yesterday (Thursday).
That brings the total number of deaths in the county to 16. As of today (Friday), there are 777 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county, up from 690 yesterday.
All of the individuals who died from the illness were above the age of 50.
In the state, 121 people have died from the respiratory disease and there are a little over 4,500 cases.
This week, the growth rate of cases has increased in comparison to the previous week.
Data from Virginia Department of Health