For the first time since Dec. 15, fewer than 100 new Covid cases were reported in Arlington today.
Ninety new cases were reported today by the Virginia Dept. of Health. That brings the seven-day moving average down to 184 cases per day, the lowest point since Dec. 20.
Adding to the trend, the average test positivity rate in Arlington is now down to 13.1%, the lowest point since two days before Christmas. In terms of serious illness, about one Arlington resident is being hospitalized each day due to Covid, according to VDH, the lowest point since Dec. 27.
Despite the numbers trending down, case counts are still relatively high.
“The total number of COVID patients we’re diagnosing in a week now is about 3 times higher than our Delta peak and is about the peak of where we were during last winter’s surge,” wrote Virginia Hospital Center ER chief Mike Silverman in his weekly public Facebook post. “While the numbers are better than a month ago, I suspect we still have 4-6 weeks until we start to get back to low tide. Our overall percent positive has dropped from about 40% to 18% which is just a touch below last winter’s surge but twice as high as the Delta surge.”
The hospital remains busy with its treatment of Covid patients, Silverman wrote.
“The number of COVID patients hospitalized is also down about 20% from last week, yet still double the number we had just prior to Christmas,” he wrote. “Our hospitalist team is still so busy they’re requiring staffing with an extra physician.”
A new draft of Plan Langston Blvd, which envisions a tree-lined, walkable, densely developed Route 29, dropped last week with a splash.
Say hello to Chico, the newest Adoptable Pet of the Week! This little guy is currently in foster through the Animal Welfare League of Arlington. Here is what his friends…
Arlington County is in the early stages of designing a multi-use trail facility along Long Bridge Drive. Now through mid-October, the county is gathering input on how people currently use…
Applications for the Arlington Innovation Fund (AIF) Catalyst Grant Program are now open, so don’t wait to apply!
RSCP is a part-time, play based preschool in North Arlington for children ages 18 months to 5 years old.
OUR SCHOOL: We follow the Reggio Emilia approach of learning through play. Our preschool focuses on children’s intellectual, social, and emotional growth through active play. We offer:
• Experienced and caring teachers
• Opportunities for each child to explore and gain confidence
Our 9th Annual Jennifer Bush-Lawson 5K & Family Fun Day is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023, from 9:00am-1pm at the Knights of Columbus, 5115 Little Falls Rd, Arlington.
During a morning of celebration and health-focused activities — emceed by