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JUST IN: First COVID-19 Death Reported in Falls Church

One person in the City of Falls Church has died due to COVID-19, according to recently released state health data.

Two dozen coronavirus cases, including two hospitalizations due to the respiratory illness, have been reported in the city, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

The number of coronavirus cases is likely higher, Falls Church officials say.

“VDH’s data reflects what has been reported by healthcare providers and laboratories,” according to the city’s latest update. “This does not include people who were not tested, and since testing is still limited, there are likely many more cases in the city.”

Three senior homes in the Falls Church area — Chesterbrook Residences, The Kensington and Sunrise of Falls Church — have been battling coronavirus outbreaks, Falls Church News-Press reported.

The City of Falls Church is a part of the Fairfax Health District, which includes Fairfax County and towns and cities in the county.

As of this morning (Tuesday), Fairfax County has 2,077 cases, 379 hospitalizations and 64 deaths. More than 9,300 people have been tested in the Fairfax Health District, according to the state data.

Out of the 148 outbreaks in Virginia, 26 have happened in the Fairfax Health District with 26 at long term care facilities and one each at a correction facility and healthcare setting.

Statewide, there are 9,630 cases of the virus and 324 reported deaths with 80 of the deaths occurring in long term care facilities.

Image via CDC on Unsplash

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