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Coronavirus Update: About 100 New Cases in Arlington Per Week

(Updated at 10:50 a.m.) The coronavirus does not appear to be going away anytime soon in Arlington, but for the time being it’s not getting significantly worse, either.

Around 12 to 16 people are testing positive for COVID-19 in Arlington each day, according to the latest data from the Virginia Dept. of Health. The seven-day rolling average of new cases has bumped around that range since the first week of the month and currently stands at 14.4.

That means that about 100 people are testing positive in Arlington over the course of a week.

Six new COVID-related hospitalizations were reported over the weekend, according to VDH, bringing the rolling seven-day total to 11. One new death was also recorded over the weekend. The county currently has a 3.8% test positivity rate, which is generally considered low.

The cumulative total of cases, hospitalizations and deaths currently stands at 3,741, 487, and 145, respectively.

There are worries that the upcoming flu season could make for a “twindemic,” particularly if people start letting their guard down for the coronavirus as the U.S. sees improving numbers of new cases.

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