Fairfax County’s top official says new demographic data is expected to get shared publicly soon as the county continues to lead the increase of COVID-19 cases statewide.
Fairfax County now has two more coronavirus outbreaks since yesterday, bringing the total to 19, according to the Virginia Department of Health. There are 17 outbreaks at long term care facilities, one at a correction facility and one at a “healthcare setting.”
Virginia has 108 total outbreaks, with more than half at long term care facilities.
In a Twitter Q&A yesterday, Jeff McKay, the chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, said that demographic case data is expected to get posted online “shortly.”
At this point, the Health Dept is not providing case data on less than a county level. Thankfully, I know this will change soon. The Health Dept will have a dashboard online shortly with demographic case data. https://t.co/OOwdy7v5EQ
— Jeff McKay (@JeffreyCMcKay) April 14, 2020
Overall, 6,500 cases and 195 deaths have been reported statewide. More than 44,000 people in Virginia have been tested for the virus.
As of this morning, the Fairfax Health District had 1,298 cases — 91 more cases than yesterday’s count.
The Fairfax Health District includes Fairfax County, the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church and towns in the county.
In the Fairfax Health District, 256 people have been hospitalized, while 6,827 have been tested.
Yesterday, Fairfax County reported 21 deaths. All of the individuals who died from the illness were age 50 or older, with 18 of the people age 65 or older.
Data via Virginia Department of Health