State officials say that social distancing has prevented nearly 36,602 cases in Fairfax County so far.
By June 10, that number is expected to balloon to nearly 134,681, according to the new data released by the Virginia Department of Health.
The department estimates that community mitigation strategies have prevented 203,669 confirmed cases statewide — with nearly one million cases prevented by June 10 — the same day that Gov. Ralph Northam’s stay-at-home order is expected to expire.
Still, the number of cases continues to rise. As of today (Monday), there are roughly 19,492 cases of COVID-19 statewide, resulting in 684 deaths.
In Fairfax County, 4,615 cases are confirmed and 198 people have died from the illness, according to the state data.
Although the county has the highest numbers of cases, the incidence of the disease — when measured by rates per 100,000 — is relatively low. The case rate is 401 with a fatality rate of 17 and a hospitalization rate of 67.
The health department also released a new online tool for testing sites across the state. According to the locator, there are no testing sites in Herndon and Reston.
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