The number of Virginians hospitalized for treatment of COVID-19 is at its lowest level since the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association began publicly reporting the data April 6.

The organization said Saturday morning that 1,171 patients were being treated for the virus, down from 1,205 the day before. The previous low was 1,183 patients on April 7.  Among those, the number being treated in Northern Virginia remained at 453, the lowest it has been since at least April 14. 

The number of hospitalizations and availability of hospital beds is one of the key metrics Gov. Ralph Northam is evaluating as he decides when to allow Northern Virginia to move into Phase Two of business reopenings. Most of the rest of Virginia moved into Phase Two on Friday.  

Saturday's report from the Virginia Department of Health showed that Northern Virginia added 425 new cases of COVID-19 but only two new deaths in the latest daily report, and the region's seven-day rolling average of new cases continued to fall.

Northern Va Rolling Case Average 6.6.20

Statewide, there were 865 new cases of the coronavirus and seven new deaths reported Saturday.

The state's total number of COVID-19 cases is at 49,397. Northern Virginia accounts for 27,070 cases, or 54.8%.

The total number of deaths in the state due to the coronavirus is at 1,460. Northern Virginia accounts for more than half of those deaths at 786, and Fairfax County alone accounts for about 28% of the deaths, with 413.

The health department's COVID-19 data is updated each morning by 10 a.m. and includes cases, deaths and hospitalizations reported by local health agencies before 5 p.m. the previous day. 

Northern Virginia data by locality

SOURCE: Virginia Department of Health report June 6, 2020.

Locality Cases Hospitalizations Deaths
Alexandria 2,070 209 45
Arlington 2,195 389 120
Fairfax 12,056 1,409 413
Fairfax City 68 7 5
Falls Church 56 11 8
Loudoun 2,939 177 67
Manassas 1,214 77 12
Manassas Park 351 35 6
Prince William 6,121 524 110
Totals 27,070 2838 786
County/City Cases Hospitalizations Deaths
Fredericksburg 192 24 0
Spotsylvania 634 45 7
Stafford 765 77 5
Fauquier 345 24 6
Totals 1936 170 18

Seven-day average testing positivity rates

SOURCE: Virginia Department of Health report, June 6, 2020. 

Health District May 15 Latest Trend
Alexandria 26.2 10.7 Stable
Arlington 23 8 Stable
Fairfax 26.5 15.9 Stable
Loudoun 20.2 12 Stable
Prince William 28.5 17.2 Stable
Rappahannock 14.3 11.9 Stable
Statewide 15.4 10.2 Stable


New Cases/Deaths

  • Northern Virginia: 425 new cases, 2 new deaths

  • Statewide: 865 new cases, 7 new deaths

  • Statewide Testing: 7,388 diagnostic tests

Overall Total

  • Northern Virginia: 27,070 cases, 786 deaths

  • Statewide: 49,397 cases, 1,460 deaths

  • Statewide Testing: 368,857 diagnostic tests (414,383 when including antibody tests)

  • Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C): Two cases in Fairfax County reported in May

*Provided by Virginia Department of Health

Statewide Hospital Data

  • Hospitalizations: 1,171 (lowest since data began being reported publicly April 6)

  • Peak Hospitalizations: 1,625 reached May 8

  • Patients in ICU: 324 (up from 320 the previous day)
  • Patients Discharged: 6,382 total

Nursing Home Data

  • Nursing Home Patients: 1,360 (down from 1,730 the previous day and lowest since data began being reported publicly on May 20) 

  • Homes reporting difficulty obtaining N95 masks: 7

  • Homes reporting difficulty obtaining isolation gowns: 9

*Provided by Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association

U.S. | World Data

  • U.S.: 109,143 deaths, 1.89 million cases, 491,000 recovered

  • World: 395,459 deaths, 6.77 million cases, 2.76 million recovered

*Provided by Johns Hopkins University

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How is this even possible? I was to spikes in rona across the board. Open all of VA, go to school in the fall. We sacrificed, no curve, better mitigation and treatments. Also END the mask bs mandate, breathing in 80% humid air w a mask is not healthy


Where are the nurses standing in front of the protesters who aren't wearing masks looking all high and mighty? They were there when people wanted their freedom back, but now they are nowhere to be seen. Probably in the crowds like the fake mayors and governors.

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