More than 10,000 coronavirus cases have been diagnosed in Arlington since the start of the pandemic.
The county passed that milestone this morning, as 120 new cases were reported, bringing the cumulative total to 10,117.
Arlington’s one-week trailing average of new daily cases also reached a new pandemic peak today: 118 cases per day. One new COVID-related death and 16 new hospitalizations were reported today in the county.
New coronavirus records are also being set statewide.
“Virginia reported new single-day and seven-day records for new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, and hospitalizations for the virus hit another high,” InsideNova reported. “The Virginia Department of Health also reported 69 new deaths related to COVID-19 on Saturday, the second-most ever, behind 96 on Sept. 15, when a backlog of death certificates were recorded. Overall, the state has recorded 264 deaths over the past seven days, making it one of the deadliest weeks ever since the pandemic began.”
The rate of vaccinations in Arlington, meanwhile, has picked up a bit since last week. VDH reported 303 new vaccinations in the county today, bringing the total number of doses distributed locally to 3,294.
Arlington is among the Virginia jurisdictions entering Phase 1b of vaccine distribution this week. That priority group includes “Persons aged 75 and older; Police, Fire, and Hazmat; Corrections and homeless shelter workers; Childcare/K-12 Teachers/Staff; Food and Agriculture (including Veterinarians); Manufacturing; Grocery store workers; Public transit workers; Mail carriers (USPS and private); Officials needed to maintain continuity of government.”
The county is currently pre-registering employers of those in the Phases 1b and 1c groups. Arlington is also partnering with Virginia Hospital Center to set up a new vaccination clinic. More from social media:
VHC is partnering with @ArlingtonVA to operate a #vaccination clinic for residents over the age of 75, as well as local healthcare personnel, as the county moves into Phase 1b of the @VDHgov vaccine distribution plan. Learn more: https://t.co/JHhHjonIug #COVID19 #CovidVaccine pic.twitter.com/4PSIxmbgHu
— VirginiaHospitalCtr (@VHC_Hospital) January 9, 2021
On vaccines, Arlington will begin Monday accepting registrations for 1b: https://t.co/5Ih8uO7vd1 75 +; Police, Fire, & Hazmat; Corrections & homeless shelter workers; Childcare/K-12 Teachers/Staff; Grocery store workers; Public transit workers &.. Learn +: https://t.co/MWEBIfCtsH
— Matt de Ferranti (@Matt4Arlington) January 9, 2021
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