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JUST IN: Arlington Add Three Coronavirus Cases, Now Highest in State Again

There are now 17 known coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Arlington, again giving the county the highest case count of any individual locality in the state.

That’s up from 14 cases in Arlington yesterday. There are a total of 94 COVID-19 cases statewide, according to the Virginia Dept. of Health, after 1,923 tests administered. Across the Commonwealth, two people have died from the disease.

Arlington, which is now conducting drive-through testing, was closely followed on the list by Fairfax County, which has 16 known cases. Virginia Hospital Center conducted 60 tests at the county’s drive-through testing site on Wednesday.

The state health department has started breaking out some additional details about local COVID-19 cases. According to VDH, 3 of Arlington’s cases are “travel-related,” 5 are from “contact with known case,” and 9 are from “unknown transmission” — potentially cases of community spread.

Arlington County Board Chair Libby Garvey said county officials, including health department personnel, have been working around the clock to deal with the outbreak.

“We have some really, really good people and they’ve been working flat out for quite some time,” Garvey told ARLnow Thursday morning.

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