COVID-19 Cases Surpass 5,000 in Fairfax County

The number of COVID-19 cases has now surpassed 5,000 in Fairfax County, according to the latest state data.

As of data released today, 5,045 cases and 211 deaths have been reported in the county, while the City of Falls Church has 36 cases and four deaths, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

Statewide, there are more than 21,500 cases and 769 deaths.

Of the state’s 257 outbreaks — most of which are at long term care facilities — 43 outbreaks are in the Fairfax Health District, which includes the county and its cities and towns. Of the Fairfax outbreaks, 40 are at long term care facilities and one each is at a correctional facility, health care setting and educational setting.

Data on the respiratory illness in the state was not available yesterday due to a glitch.

Photo via CDC/Unsplash

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