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Arlington’s test positivity rate nearing pre-Omicron levels

Test positivity rate in Arlington as of 3/9/22 (via Virginia Dept. of Health)

Covid remains on a slow decline in Arlington, a week after mask mandates were lifted in Arlington County facilities, public schools and elsewhere.

As the deadly Omicron wave wanes, test positivity numbers have fallen to nearly pre-wave levels. The positivity rate in Arlington is currently 3.4%, the lowest it has been since the beginning of December when case numbers started their rapid rase.

An average of 1,275 daily PCR-based tests are being reported to the Virginia Dept. of Health, comparable to testing levels just before Thanksgiving and well below the nearly 4,000 tests per day being reported in Arlington around Christmas.

The county’s seven-day moving average of new cases currently stands at 27.6 per day, or 11.5 per 100,000 residents. The moving average increased slightly today after 54 new cases were reported, double yesterday’s number, per VDH data.

Arlington Public Schools, meanwhile, is also reporting generally declining cases on its public Covid dashboard.

A total of 43 positive student cases have been reported over the past seven days, compared to 66 over the previous seven-day period.

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