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New Coronavirus Cases Hit Multi-Month Peak Over Weekend, But Ease a Bit Today

(Updated at 10:35 a.m.) A run-up in Arlington’s seven-day moving average of new coronavirus cases eased a bit today.

The average rate of new cases hit 26.4 per day on Sunday, the highest point since June 2. Today, after 12 new cases were reported overnight, that dropped to 25.0 new cases per day.

The cumulative total of cases in the county now stands at 4,384 — about 1.9% of the population — up from 3,997 at the beginning of the month.

One new COVID-related hospitalization was also reported overnight, but the seven-day total of new hospitalizations held steady at eight. No new COVID deaths have been reported in Arlington since Oct. 5, according to Virginia Dept. of Health data.

Arlington’s test positivity rate, which had risen a few tenths of a percent to 3.7% as of Sunday, was down to 3.5% today.

Statewide, the test positivity rate reached 5.0% over the weekend, for the first time in three weeks, as Virginia continues to see a slowly rising epidemic. Modeling by the University of Virginia suggests the state’s COVID-19 caseload will peak just before Thanksgiving.

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