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Coronavirus Cases Heading Back Up in Arlington

After a week-long dip in cases, Arlington’s already-high average daily case count is heading back up.

The county recorded 154 coronavirus cases on Sunday alone, a new record. Today (Monday) the cumulative case count crossed 8,000, with 79 new cases, bringing the seven-day trailing average to 84.4 cases per day.

One new COVID-related death and one new hospitalization were reported over the weekend. The seven-day hospitalization total in Arlington is currently 22, unchanged from Friday.

Arlington’s test positivity rate, meanwhile, has dropped to 6.9% as the average daily number of tests performed has again risen above 1,000, according to Virginia Dept. of Health data. The average rate of tests performed was last above 1,000 per day around Thanksgiving.

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