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Virginia governor critical of Trump’s coronavirus response in first appearance since testing positive

About 65 staff members who had close contact with the Northams were told to ­self-isolate for two weeks. Northam said none tested positive, which he called “a testament” to the value of wearing masks.

He noted that masks protected several staff members who could not physically distance from him before he tested positive, including a press secretary, photographer and security detail who traveled in an SUV and airplane with Northam.

He contrasted that with the largely mask-free Rose Garden ceremony last month that Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s top infectious-disease expert, has called a superspreader event. Trump, first lady Melania Trump and several others subsequently tested positive for the virus.

“No masks, no social distancing — and look at the number of people that tested positive,” Northam said Tuesday, referring to the White House event. “We talk about science, it doesn’t get any clearer than that . . . I would remind every Virginian: Masks are scientifically proven to reduce the spread of this disease, plain and simple.”

Northam, a former Army doctor and pediatrician, said his and his wife’s symptoms were mild. He warned Virginians not to let down their guard, particularly as cooler fall temperatures and shrinking daylight hours make outdoor socializing less appealing.

The governor said he is unlikely to ease pandemic-related restrictions in the near term. He acknowledged pressure to return to in-person education at public schools but urged continued caution.

“Numbers are going up in a number of states across this country, so we’re not out of the woods,” he said. “We’re nowhere close to being out of the woods.”

The greater Washington region on Tuesday reported 1,763 additional coronavirus cases and 20 deaths. Virginia added 1,235 cases and 11 deaths, Maryland added 482 cases and nine deaths, and the District added 46 cases and no deaths.

Virginia’s daily caseload was above its rolling seven-day average, lifting that number to 1,089 — the state’s highest daily average since Aug. 13.

The seven-day average in Northern Virginia rose Tuesday to 264 cases, a four-month high in the region.

Daily caseloads Tuesday in Maryland and the District were below their rolling seven-day averages. It’s the third consecutive day that both jurisdictions reported new infections at or below their recent average amid an uptick that began earlier this month.

The recent caseload rise across the region has coincided with the outbreak at the White House, although local health officials have said it’s unclear whether there’s a connection.

Dana Hedgpeth contributed to this report.

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Community Transmission Extent Remains Low In Northern Virginia

VIRGINIA — On Sunday, 811 additional coronavirus cases and four deaths were reported in Virginia. The cumulative case total is 158,716, while 11,519 people have been hospitalized and 3,358 have died.

Most of the regions moderate community transmission, according to the VDH Pandemic Metrics Dashboard on transmission extent. Here is the outlook for the regions in the week ending on Oct. 3:

  • Northern: Low community transmission, decreasing trend

  • Northwest: Moderate community transmission, fluctuating trend

  • Eastern: Moderate community transmission, decreasing trend

  • Central: Moderate community transmission, decreasing trend

  • Near southwest: Substantial community transmission, fluctuating trend

  • Far southwest: Moderate community transmission, fluctuating trend

Across Virginia, 2,256,820 PCR tests have been completed, an increase of 18,616 from Saturday. The statewide positive average of PCR tests stands at 4.6 percent as of Oct. 7.

According to the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association, there are 924 current COVID-19 hospitalizations across the state. That includes 201 patients in the intensive care units and 98 on ventilators. Ventilator use among all hospital patients is at 22 percent, while ICU occupancy is at 79 percent. No hospitals are experiencing difficulty obtaining personal protective equipment or other medical supplies in the next 72 hours. There have been 18,492 COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals as of Sunday.

Here is the latest breakdown of cases and deaths by age group:

  • 0-9: 5,873 cases, 0 deaths

  • 10-19: 15,880 cases, 1 death

  • 20-29: 32,971 cases, 7 deaths

  • 30-39: 27,033 cases, 32 deaths

  • 40-49: 24,259 cases, 90 deaths

  • 50-59: 22,181 cases, 233 deaths

  • 60-69: 14,596 cases, 531 deaths

  • 70-79: 7,768 cases, 855 deaths

  • 80 and up: 6,845 cases, 1,605 deaths

  • Not reported: 1,310 cases, 4 deaths

Here are the latest coronavirus data updates for our coverage area between Saturday and Sunday:

  • Alexandria: 4,027 cases, 323 hospitalizations, 73 deaths; increase of 18 cases

  • Arlington County: 4,187 cases, 510 hospitalizations, 152 deaths; increase of 17 cases

  • Fairfax County: 21,952 cases, 2,191 hospitalizations, 599 deaths; increase of 91 cases and one hospitalization

  • Fairfax City: 144 cases, 13 hospitalizations, eight deaths; increase of one case

  • Falls Church: 74 cases, 13 hospitalizations, seven deaths; no changes

  • Loudoun County: 7,217 cases, 447 hospitalizations, 128 deaths; increase of 36 cases

  • Manassas: 1,982 cases, 130 hospitalizations, 24 deaths; increase of two cases

  • Manassas Park: 625 cases, 56 hospitalizations, eight deaths; increase of one case

  • Prince William County: 13,110 cases, 944 hospitalizations, 213 deaths; increase of 31 cases and one hospitalization

  • Fredericksburg: 566 cases, 50 hospitalizations, five deaths; increase of three cases

  • Spotsylvania County: 2,260 cases, 138 hospitalizations, 46 deaths; increase of 10 cases

  • Stafford County: 2,155 cases, 165 hospitalizations, 19 deaths; increase of 17 cases

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New Cases Above 1,000 For Second Straight Day In Virginia

VIRGINIA — On Sunday, the Virginia Department of Health reported 1,067 new coronavirus cases, the second day of cases being above 1,000 since Sept. 18. The seven-day average of new cases has been below 1,000 since Sept. 18 and now stands at 818. The cumulative numbers of the COVID-19 pandemic in Virginia stand at 151,870 cases, 11,221 hospitalizations and 3,273 deaths.

The northern region led the state Sunday with 268 new cases, followed by the southwest region with 242 cases, eastern region with 237, central region with 184, and northwest region with 136.

However, data on positive rates of tests shows Northern Virginia has the lowest average. The seven-day averages of PCR tests by region are 6.2 percent in the southwest region, 5 percent in the northwest region, 4.7 percent in the eastern region, 4.4 percent in the central region. 4.2 percent in the northern region. Statewide, the positive average is 4.8 percent and 2,127,394 PCR tests have been completed, up 13,516 tests from Saturday.

Looking at VDH’s new Pandemic Metrics dashboard, Northern Virginia’s community transmission extent for the week ending on Sept. 26 was low with a decreasing trend. In the near southwest region, the community transmission is considered “substantial” but also with a decreasing trend. The far southwest, central, northwest and eastern regions have moderate community transmission, according to the weekly data.

COVID-19 hospitalizations stand at 877 statewide. That includes 229 in the central region, 197 in the eastern region, 189 in the northern region, 161 in the southwest region, and 101 in the northwest region. According to the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association, 17,848 COVID-19 patients have been discharged from hospitals.

The current hospitalizations, as of Sunday, include 197 in the intensive care units and 98 on ventilators. Ventilator use stands at 20 percent among all Virginia hospital patients, and ICU occupancy is at 73 percent. There are no hospitals reporting difficulty obtaining personal protective equipment in the next 72 hours.

Here are the latest coronavirus data updates for our coverage area between Saturday and Sunday:

  • Alexandria: 3,912 cases, 326 hospitalizations, 70 deaths; increase of 19 cases

  • Arlington County: 4,045 cases, 505 hospitalizations, 151 deaths; increase of 19 cases

  • Fairfax County: 21,282 cases, 2,178 hospitalizations, 590 deaths; increase of 106 cases and two hospitalizations

  • Fairfax City: 139 cases, 14 hospitalizations, eight deaths; increase of two cases

  • Falls Church: 72 cases, 13 hospitalizations, seven deaths; no changes

  • Loudoun County: 6,985 cases, 437 hospitalizations, 126 deaths; increase of 31 cases

  • Manassas: 1,947 cases, 130 hospitalizations, 24 deaths; increase of 11 cases

  • Manassas Park: 616 cases, 55 hospitalizations, eight deaths; increase of three cases

  • Prince William County: 12,744 cases, 924 hospitalizations, 209 deaths; increase of 77 cases and one hospitalization

  • Fredericksburg: 552 cases, 49 hospitalizations, five deaths; increase of two cases

  • Spotsylvania County: 2,187 cases, 136 hospitalizations, 46 deaths; increase of 10 cases

  • Stafford County: 2,065 cases, 161 hospitalizations, 17 deaths; increase of seven cases

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New Coronavirus Cases Top 1K In Virginia For 1st Time In 2 Weeks

VIRGINIA — The Virginia Department of Health reported 1,116 new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, up from the 966 cases reported Friday. The new cases bring the cumulative case total in the state to 150,803.

The daily increase topped 1,000 cases for the first time since Sept. 18 when 1,242 new cases were reported. State health officials also reported a cumulative total of 11,191 hospitalization since the start of the pandemic and 3,270 deaths, an increase of 20 deaths since Friday.

The breakdown of new cases by region as of Saturday was 283 in the southwest region, 260 in the central region, 221 in the northern region, 187 in the northwest region and 165 in the eastern region. The seven-day average of new cases across Virginia is now 771.

The positive average of PCR tests remains at 4.7 percent, below the 5 percent rate recommended by the World Health Organization before reopening. The total of PCR tests completed in Virginia stands at 2,113,878, up 19,517 from Friday.

Four regions have averages below 5 percent — the northern region with 4.2 percent, the central region with 4.3 percent, the eastern region with 4.6 percent and the northwest region with 4.8 percent. The southwest region has an average above the statewide average — 6.0 percent.

Hospitalizations of COVID-19 patients stand at 906 statewide on Saturday. The breakdown of hospital patients by region is 239 in the central region, 208 in the northern region, 198 in the eastern region, 168 in the southwest region, and 93 in the northwest region.

The current hospitalizations, as of Saturday, include 191 in the intensive care units and 103 on ventilators, according to the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association. Ventilator use stands at 21 percent among all Virginia patients, and ICU occupancy remains at 80 percent. There are no hospitals reporting difficulty obtaining personal protective equipment in the next 72 hours.

Virginia residents in the 20-29 age group have the greatest number of positive tests, at 131,370 cases, or 20.1 percent of the state total. People older than 80 represent the highest number of deaths, at 1,566 people, or 47.9 percent of the number of Virginians who have died from COVID-19.

Here are the latest coronavirus data updates for our coverage area between Friday and Saturday:

  • Alexandria: 3,893 cases, 326 hospitalizations, 70 deaths; increase of 20 cases and one death

  • Arlington County: 4,026 cases, 505 hospitalizations, 151 deaths; increase of 17 cases and two hospitalizations

  • Fairfax County: 21,176 cases, 2,176 hospitalizations, 590 deaths; increase of 112 cases and seven hospitalizations

  • Fairfax City: 137 cases, 14 hospitalizations, eight deaths; no changes

  • Falls Church: 72 cases, 13 hospitalizations, seven deaths; increase of one case

  • Loudoun County: 6,954 cases, 437 hospitalizations, 126 deaths; increase of 38 cases and one hospitalization

  • Manassas: 1,936 cases, 130 hospitalizations, 24 deaths; increase of six cases

  • Manassas Park: 613 cases, 55 hospitalizations, eight deaths; no changes

  • Prince William County: 12,667 cases, 923 hospitalizations, 209 deaths; increase of 27 cases, and one hospitalization;

450 New Coronavirus Cases Reported In Virginia As October Begins

VIRGINIA — To start the month of October, the Virginia Department of Health coronavirus dashboard showed one of the lower new case totals in recent months. On Thursday, 450 new cases were reported, bringing the cumulative case total to 148,721.

The breakdown of new cases by region is 147 in the southwest region, 121 in the northwest region, 71 in the northern region, 60 in the eastern region, and 51 in the central region. The seven-day average of new cases across Virginia is now 747, compared to 997 on Sept. 1.

The positive average of PCR tests remains at 4.5 percent, below the 5 percent rate recommended by the World Health Organization before reopening. Four regions have averages in the 4-percent range — the northwest and eastern regions with 4.4 percent, northern region with 4.3 percent and central region with 4.1 percent. The southwest region has an average above the statewide average — 5.7 percent. The total of PCR tests completed in Virginia stands at 2,074,236, up 24,248 from Wednesday.

Hospitalizations of COVID-19 patients stand at 913 statewide on Thursday. The breakdown of hospital patients by region is 282 in the central region, 199 in the northern region, 178 in the eastern region, 168 in the southwest region, and 86 in the northwest region.

The current hospitalizations include 210 in the intensive care units and 107 on ventilators, according to the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association. Ventilator use stands at 20 percent among all Virginia patients, and ICU occupancy remains at 79 percent. There are no hospitals reporting difficulty obtaining personal protective equipment in the next 72 hours.

Here is the latest breakdown of cases, hospitalizations and deaths by age group:

  • Ages 0-9: 5,452 cases, 93 hospitalizations, 0 deaths

  • 10-19: 14,557 cases, 120 hospitalizations, 1 death

  • 20-29: 30,950 cases, 472 hospitalizations, 7 deaths

  • 30-39: 25,471 cases, 961 hospitalizations, 29 deaths

  • 40-49: 22,941 cases, 1,427 hospitalizations, 87 deaths

  • 50-59: 20,816 cases, 2,037 hospitalizations, 223 deaths

  • 60-69: 13,616 cases, 2,218 hospitalizations, 506 deaths

  • 70-79: 7,226 cases, 1,938 hospitalizations, 820 deaths

  • 80 and up: 6,441 cases, 1,807 hospitalizations, 1,551 deaths

  • Not reported: 1,251 cases, 19 hospitalizations, 4 deaths

Here are the latest coronavirus data updates for our coverage area between Tuesday and Wednesday:

  • Alexandria: 3,859 cases, 324 hospitalizations, 69 deaths; increase of seven cases and one hospitalization

  • Arlington County: 3,997 cases, 500 hospitalizations, 150 deaths; increase of two cases

  • Fairfax County: 21,018 cases, 2,166 hospitalizations, 588 deaths; increase of 37 cases and six hospitalizations

  • Fairfax City: 137 cases, 14 hospitalizations, eight deaths; no changes

  • Falls Church: 71 cases, 13 hospitalizations, seven deaths; increase of one case

  • Loudoun County: 6,887 cases, 436 hospitalizations, 126 deaths; two cases removed, increase of one hospitalization and one death

  • Manassas: 1,931 cases, 130 hospitalizations, 26 deaths; no changes

  • Manassas Park: 613 cases, 55 hospitalizations, eight deaths; one case removed

  • Prince William County: 12,594 cases, 919 hospitalizations, 207 deaths; increase of 27 cases, four hospitalizations and two deaths

  • Fredericksburg: 549 cases, 49 hospitalizations, five deaths; increase of