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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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Here is an unusual opportunity to learn from this incredibly talented and accessible artist, at Art House 7’s two-day oil painting workshop in October. Teresa will give 2 portrait painting demonstrations for 3 hours each morning. Students will then be painting from a clothed live model. Teresa will offer individual critiques that focus on materials, techniques, process and artistic vision. You’ll get jazzed up about painting and become more confident about your abilities.

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Validating one’s emotions has the power to heal, transform, and empower. What Is Validation? Every human being has feelings. We all have emotions that change over time, sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. The question isn’t whether we feel; it’s how we handle feelings once they arise.

Building strategies to understand emotions is essential to positive mental health, and validation is one effective skill to practice.

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Understanding someone’s emotions doesn’t necessarily mean you approve of how they are feeling or reacting to something. You can be supportive in acknowledging and validating an emotional experience without agreeing or diminishing it. Validation is a skill to learn and improve over time. It may take practice, but the effort is most certainly worth it. Emotional validation has the power to enhance interpersonal communication and foster strong relationships.

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