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Posted on: July 6, 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

COVID-19 Update

An update on Covid-19 in Fredericksburg for Monday, July 6 - 
In our immediate area there are now 2,534 positive cases in our Health District, Stafford has 1,012 cases, Spotsylvania 1,038, King George 100 and Caroline 129. Here in Fredericksburg the cases have increased to 255. We have increased 3 cases since the last reporting period in RAHD.  We have 44 deaths reported in the health district. The City of Fredericksburg still does not have a recorded death to a resident from COVID-19.

The statistics on COVID-19 cases in Virginia are starting to trend downward off as well as in the health district. The rate of positives to tests is right at 3.7% in the Health District and right at 6% in the Commonwealth. There have been only 20 outbreaks in the Health District. There are 26 positive patients currently in the hospital in our health district as of this morning. 

The statistics for the Commonwealth are 712,350 tests conducted for the virus with 66,102 confirmed or probable for COVID-19.  We have had 6,435 persons hospitalized at the time of investigation at the state level. Unfortunately, we have had 1,853 Virginians die as a result of the viral infection known as COVID-19.

There were 2,932,047 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. and of those 1,921,047 are active cases with 132,007 deaths resulting from total cases.

Overall, the numbers statewide and in certain metrics in the local health district are trending downward which is the correct direction.  In the Commonwealth, the number of COVID-19 positive patients in hospitals has been decreasing for some time now along with an increase in those being released from the hospital who had COVID-19. The number of patients in ICUs and on ventilators has also decreased across the state. 

Remember the triad of good hygiene:
• Wash your hands thoroughly for 20 seconds with soap and water or use hand sanitizer w/ at least 60% if soap and water are not available.
• Cover your cough and sneeze with a cloth and dispose of it.   If not cloth available cough into the corner of your elbow area.
• If you are sick or feel sick, stay home and isolate from friends and family to limit spread of any infection.

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