NOVA COVID-19 case cart 1.11.21

Northern Virginia's seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases hit a new high Monday, surpassing the previous high set Dec. 12. 

Northern Virginia hit a new high seven-day average of COVID-19 cases on Monday as the state surpassed 400,000 cases to date. 

The Virginia Department of Health reported 1,323 new cases of coronavirus Monday in Northern Virginia, following 1,223 on Sunday. That marks the sixth straight day of more than 1,000 new cases and brought the region's seven-day average to 1,167.3, surpassing its previous high of 1,124.4, set Dec. 12. 

Two other regions of Virginia also set new record highs for seven-day averages on Monday: the Southwest, with 1,034 average daily cases, and the Central, with 895.3.

Statewide, 4,530 new cases were reported Monday, following 5,141 on Sunday. The state's seven-day average also set a new high of 5,121.4, the 10th straight day it has set a record.  The state jumped from 300,000 to 400,000 total cases in just 23 days, and has doubled its total number of cases in less than two months, as it hit 200,000 cases on Nov. 14.

Hospitalizations for treatment of the virus continue to soar as well, according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association. A record 3,117 patients were being treated statewide for COVID-19 on Monday.  In Northern Virginia, 659 patients are hospitalized for treatment of the virus, the most since May 22 but still below the region's peak of 818 on April 30.

The health department reported 10 new deaths related to COVID-19 on Monday, following two on Sunday.  Reported deaths tend to be significantly lower on weekends than they are during the week.  One of Monday's reported new deaths was in Arlington County.

Arlington also has now surpassed 10,000 cases overall since the pandemic began, becoming the 10th jurisdiction in Virginia to do so.  Fairfax County, the state's largest locality, has the most cases overall and will likely report its 50,000th case Tuesday. 

Northern Virginia data by locality (Jan. 11, 2021)

SOURCE: Virginia Department of Health

Locality Cases Hospitalizations Deaths
Alexandria 8,156 456 91
Arlington 10,117 187 186
Fairfax 49,840 3,072 707
Fairfax City 331 25 10
Falls Church 208 18 6
Loudoun 15,443 668 164
Manassas 3,149 148 29
Manassas Park 995 65 8
Prince William 28,532 1,258 264
Totals 116,771 5,897 1,465
County/City Cases Hospitalizations Deaths
Fredericksburg 1,162 67 11
Spotsylvania 5,468 222 71
Stafford 6,050 240 29
Fauquier 2,849 104 30
Culpeper 3,326 139 23

 Average diagnostic test positivity rates have stabilized in recent days. However, they generally remain above the key level of 10% at which health officials believe not all cases are being captured.  

Seven-day average test positivity rate by health district (Jan. 11. 2021)

Source: Virginia Department of Health 

Health District Peak Low Current Trend
Alexandria 40.1% / April 23 3.2% / Oct. 18 10.9% Down
Arlington 42.8% / April 20 2.4% / June 26 10.4% Up
Fairfax 38.6% / April 22 3.3% / Oct. 16 13.8% Stable
Loudoun 27.9% / April 28 4.0% / Sept. 30 & Oct. 3 17.2% Down
Prince William 36.7% / April 18 5.4% / Oct. 20 19.8% Stable
Rappahannock 19.2% / Jan. 7 3.5% / July 3 19.1% Up
Statewide 20.6% / April 22 4.5% / Sept. 30, Oct. 1,2,12 & 13 16.7% Stable

Through Sunday, about 174,000 Virginians had received one dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, and about 15,000 were fully vaccinated with two doses, according to the health department's dashboard.  The state has distributed about 560,000 doses to date.   


New Cases/Deaths

  • Northern Virginia: 1,323 new cases, 1 new death.   

  • Statewide: 4,530 new cases, 10 new deaths.

  • Statewide Testing: 32,988 PCR diagnostic test results.     

Overall Total

  • Northern Virginia: 116,771 cases, 1,465 deaths  

  • Statewide: 403,386 cases, 5,393 deaths

  • Statewide Testing: 4.62 million PCR diagnostic tests (5.59 million when including antibody and antigen tests)  

  • Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) cases: 13 

*Provided by Virginia Department of Health. The health department's COVID-19 data is updated each morning by 10 a.m. and includes reports by local health agencies before 5 p.m. the previous day.

Statewide Hospital and Nursing Home Data

  • Hospitalizations: 3,117 (up from 3,060 the previous day)

  • Peak Hospitalizations: 3,117 reached Jan. 11

  • Patients in ICU: 571 (up from 553 the previous day and the most ever)

  • Patients Discharged: 33,142 total

  • Nursing Home Patients: 2,065 as of Saturday (most since at least June 23; no report on Sundays or Mondays) 

*Provided by Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association

For updated national and international COVID-19 data, visit the Johns Hopkins University coronavirus dashboard

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