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Covid transmission returns to mid-November levels in Fairfax County

All Fairfax Health District COVID-19 cases by date of illness, as of March 14, 2022 (via VDH)

The Fairfax Health District continues to report declining COVID-19 case levels.

The district, which includes Fairfax County and the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church, added 60 new cases today (Monday), bringing its total for the pandemic up to 178,109 cases. There have been 4,442 hospitalizations and 1,470 deaths due to the disease caused by the coronavirus.

According to Virginia Department of Health data, two more Covid-related deaths were reported today. In both cases, the cause of death has been confirmed, and they occurred during the week of March 5, based on death certificate dates.

VDH’s recently overhauled dashboards no longer provide locality-specific information about hospitalizations, but the state currently has 444 hospital patients with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or pending test results. The weekly average of 520 hospitalizations is Virginia’s lowest since Aug. 3, 2021, when there were 499.

All Fairfax Health District COVID-19 deaths by date of death, as of March 14, 2022 (via VDH)

The Fairfax Health District is averaging 113.3 new cases per day for the past week, the lowest seven-day average since Nov. 16 (111 cases).

The current testing positivity rate of 3.2% is the district’s lowest since Nov. 12, when it was at 2.9%.

Since last Monday (March 7), an additional 1,282 district residents have obtained their first COVID-19 vaccine dose, raising the total to 964,619 residents, or 81.5% of the population.

According to the Fairfax County Health Department, the vaccination rates by age groups are:

At Least One Dose

  • 18 and older: 90.6%
  • 16-17 years old: 96.7%
  • 12-15 years old: 92.4%
  • 5-11 years old: 52.5%

Fully Vaccinated (two doses of Pfizer or Moderna, or the one-shot Johnson & Johnson)

  • Total: 871,278 people, or 73.6% of all residents
  • Adults: 82.4%

VDH data indicates that 470,845 Fairfax County residents have gotten a booster or third dose. That’s 40.9% of the population, including 50% of adults and 31.8% of adolescents aged 12 to 17.

Unvaccinated individuals contract COVID-19 four times as often as people who are fully vaccinated, a smaller gap than 12.5 times higher rate seen prior to the arrival of the delta variant in August and the omicron variant in December.

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