The Fairfax County Heath Department reported 32 more Covid-19 linked-deaths on Sunday, the highest single-day total yet for the health district and double the previous one-day high of 16 reported just yesterday.
Author: Jody Fellows
Virginia has scored a D- while the City of Falls Church has received an overall social distancing grade of C+ based on community activity using metrics comparing current mobility data to that before the Covid-19 outbreak.
A day after Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced his outline for reopening the commonwealth, both Virginia and Fairfax Health District reported their largest day-over-day increases in positive Covid-19 cases.
A staff member at Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads has tested positive for Covid-19, the first infection reported at the Falls Church area senior care center.
At least 24 cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed in the City of Falls Church, according to data from the Virginia Department of Health and later confirmed to the News-Press by the Fairfax County Health Department.
On Sunday, the Fairfax Health District had its largest one-day jump in Covid-19 cases to date, reporting 184 new cases, bringing its total to 1,820, according to data from the Virginia Department of Health.
Coronavirus cases in the Fairfax Health District surpassed 1,600 on Saturday, as the Virginia Department of Health announced 158 new positive cases, the second largest day-over-day increase so far.
Three Falls Church area senior homes are now confirmed to be fighting outbreaks of the coronavirus, with Chesterbrook Residences telling the News-Press today that a total of 17 of its residents and staff members have tested positive for Covid-19.
The order, originally to expire on April 23, will now last until May 8 and keeps closed all recreation, entertainment and personal care businesses, like barbershops and salons, and limits restaurants to takeout and delivery service only.
The City of Falls Church announced today the cancellation of its biggest event of the year, the annual Memorial Day Parade and Festival, set to take place next month.