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Covid cases continue fall in Fairfax County, but more deaths reported

Virginia’s COVID-19 Community Testing Site at the Fairfax County Government Center (courtesy Fairfax County Health Department)

The omicron wave continues to subside in Fairfax County, which is now seeing only a third as many COVID-19 cases as it was half a month ago.

The county is averaging 753 new cases a day for the past week, compared to 2,520 cases at the current surge’s height on Jan. 13. The caseload is still above last winter’s peak of 697 cases on Jan. 17, 2021, but at this rate, it could drop below that level within a week.

The Fairfax Health District, including the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church, reported 321 new cases today (Monday) — the fewest in a single day since Dec. 16, when the new variant was just starting to emerge in Virginia.

Fairfax County COVID-19 cases over the past 180 days, as of Jan. 31, 2022 (via VDH)
All Fairfax County COVID-19 cases, as of Jan. 31, 2022 (via VDH)

Even with cases plummeting, the pandemic’s danger has not passed. The county recorded nine more Covid-related deaths in the past week, bringing its death toll for January up to 20 people.

Death counts tend to lag behind cases, sometimes by weeks, due the amount of time it takes for death certificates to be filed and reported.

The district has reported a total of 169,612 COVID-19 cases, 4,416 hospitalizations, and 1,280 deaths during the pandemic.

While community transmission is still high, the Fairfax Health District has seen the pace of vaccinations flatten over the past couple of weeks, suggesting that demand in the area is nearing its ceiling.

COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the Fairfax Health District, as of Jan. 31, 2022 (via Fairfax County Health Department)

At least one dose has been administered to 951,265 residents, or 80.4% of the population, including:

  • 89.8% of people 18 and older
  • 95.2% of residents aged 16 and 17
  • 90.7% of 12-15 year olds
  • 48.1% of 5-11 year olds

According to the Fairfax County Health Department, 842,180 residents are fully vaccinated, which amounts to 71.2% of the overall population and includes 80.1% of adults.

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