COVID-19 hospitalizations in Northern Virginia

Hospitalizations in Northern Virginia for COVID-19 fell to the lowest level Saturday, 225, since the data began being reported in early April. They ticked back up to 235 on Sunday.  

As the world topped 10 million coronavirus cases, the spread of the virus in Northern Virginia continues to stabilize, according to Sunday's report from the Virginia Department of Health. 

Johns Hopkins University, which has been tracking the spread of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, reports 10.02 million cases worldwide as of late Sunday morning.  About a quarter of those, 2.5 million, are in the United States.  Brazil has the next highest number of cases, 1.3 million, followed by Russia, India and the United Kingdom.

Worldwide deaths from the disease are nearing 500,000, according to the Johns Hopkins tracker, also with about a quarter of those, 125,000, in the United States. 

Locally, Sunday's report was more positive, as the health department reported just 160 new cases in Northern Virginia and 489 statewide. 

In addition, hospitalizations statewide hit another low Sunday morning, at 818.  And Northern Virginia hospitalizations hit a low of 225 Saturday before ticking back up to 235 on Sunday.  At its peak on April 31, 818 patients were hospitalized in the region.

For the first time since it began providing data on COVID-19 cases at nursing homes, the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association said no nursing homes were reporting problems obtaining personal protective equipment, such as gloves, masks and gowns.  

Northern Virginia now accounts for 51.2% of the state's total of 61,736 cases. Northern Virginia's share of the total cases, once nearly 60%, has been slowly declining in recent weeks. 

The health department reported only eight new deaths statewide linked to COVID-19, following five straight days with at least 14 deaths reported.   However, six of those were in Northern Virginia. Of the state's 1,732 deaths linked to the coronavirus, more than half, 923, have been in Northern Virginia. Fairfax County alone has had more than a quarter of the deaths, with 473.  

Northern Virginia COVID-19 data by locality

SOURCE: Virginia Department of Health report June 28, 2020. 

Locality Cases Hospitalizations Deaths
Alexandria 2,312 238 57
Arlington 2,464 417 132
Fairfax 13,778 1,607 473
Fairfax City 70 7 7
Falls Church 56 11 7
Loudoun 3,932 265 87
Manassas 1,387 96 16
Manassas Park 428 44 5
Prince William 7,204 650 139
Totals 31,631 3335 923
County/City Cases Hospitalizations Deaths
Fredericksburg 246 24 0
Spotsylvania 981 73 29
Stafford 983 91 5
Fauquier 417 26 6
Totals 2627 214 40

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.


New Cases/Deaths

  • Northern Virginia: 160 new cases, 6 new deaths

  • Statewide: 489 new cases, 8 new deaths

  • Statewide Testing: 10,373 diagnostic tests

Overall Total

  • Northern Virginia: 31,631 cases, 923 deaths

  • Statewide: 61,736 cases, 1,732 deaths

  • Statewide Testing: 625,663 diagnostic tests (693,730 when including antibody tests)

  • Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) cases: 5

*Provided by Virginia Department of Health

Statewide Hospital Data

  • Hospitalizations: 818 (down from 819 and lowest since at least April 6)

  • Peak Hospitalizations: 1,625 reached May 8

  • Patients in ICU: 235 (up from 234)
  • Patients Discharged: 8,005 total

Nursing Home Data

  • Nursing Home Patients: 655 confirmed positive cases (down from 670 the previous day)

  • Homes reporting difficulty obtaining N95 masks: 0

  • Homes reporting difficulty obtaining isolation gowns: 0

*Provided by Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association

U.S. | World Data

  • U.S.: 125,538 deaths, 2.51 million cases, 679,308 recovered

  • World: 499,486 deaths, 10.02 million cases, 5.08 million recovered

*Provided by Johns Hopkins University

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So with a world population of 7.8 billion, this works out to about 13/100 of 1%, or 13 of every 10,000 people.

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