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Arlington’s Coronavirus Metrics Slowly Trending in the Right Direction

(Updated at 10 a.m.) Though still well above the lows of earlier this summer, Arlington’s coronavirus metrics are slowly trending in the right direction.

Twenty new COVID-19 cases were reported in the county overnight, bringing the trailing seven-day total of new cases to 142, or just over 20 per day. It hit a summertime peak of about 25 cases per day one week ago.

Meanwhile, the local test positivity rate is now 5.1%, down from 5.4% last week. And a brief spike in hospitalizations is abating: no new hospitalizations were reported overnight, bringing the trailing seven-day total to 10 today, down from a summer peak of 14 yesterday.

Arlington’s cumulative total of cases and hospitalizations currently stands at 3,435 and 452 respectively, according to Virginia Dept. of Health data.

The total number of COVID-19 deaths in the county is 138, an increase of three over the past week.

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