Inova adds testing locations; number of cases makes small jump

Screenshot from county video showing concept of flattening the curve
A screenshot from a county video, embedded below, giving the basics about coronavirus.

Fairfax County announced three new positive cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, while the county’s top elected official said Inova will be expanding its testing locations Wednesday.

Countywide there are now 46 known cases of coronavirus. The three reported cases is a much smaller increase than was reported the previous three days.

Statewide there are now 490 known cases of coronavirus, with Fairfax having the most. James City (37) and Arlington (36) have the second- and third-highest numbers of positive tests, respectively. There have been 4,470 coronavirus tests performed in Virginia so far, but the state has not broken down the number by jurisdiction.

Inova to do more tests

Fairfax County Board Chairman Jeff McKay made the announcement Tuesday evening that Inova will be expanding its testing locations starting Wednesday. The testing will be done at three Inova Urgent Care (UCC) facilities. One is in Dulles South (see map), another in Tysons (see map) and the third is in Arlington (see map).

Anyone who thinks they might have coronavirus is asked to call their primary care doctor before going to one of the centers.

Inova, which operates three of the four biggest hospitals in Fairfax County and a total of six hospitals and seven urgent cares in Northern Virginia, has not disclosed the number of tests they’ve given thus far. Last week Inova said it would not be setting up drive-through testing at this time due to the low number of available test kits.

Today the county also announced that all county buildings will be closing on Friday at 5 p.m. More information about what’s closed and open can be found on the county’s website here.

The county on Tuesday also release the video below about coronavirus:

Current coronavirus cases breakdown:

  • Cases in Fairfax County: 46 (as of March 24)
  • Tests Fairfax County: Unknown (as of March 24)
  • Deaths in Fairfax County: 1 (as of March 24)
    source: Fairfax Department of Health

  • Cases in Virginia: 290 (as of March 24)
  • Tests in Virginia: 4,470 (as of March 24)
  • Deaths in Virginia: 7 (as of March 24)
  • Hospitalizations in Virginia: 45
    source: Virginia Department of Health

  • Cases in U.S. 44,138 (as of March 24)
  • Tests in United States: unknown (as of March 24
  • Deaths in United States: 544 (as of March 24)
    source: CDC.gov (note: the CDC does not update numbers on weekends)

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