See below for Virginia highlights from the Center for Public Integrity, a “nonprofit newsroom based in Washington, D.C.,” regarding a “document prepared for the White House Coronavirus Task Force but not publicized,” which says that “18 states are in the ‘red zone’ for COVID-19 cases, meaning they had more than 100 new cases per 100,000 population last week.” Fortunately, Virginia is *not* in the “red zone,” but we are – as you can see in the following screen shots – in the “yellow zone for cases, indicating between 10 to 100 new cases per 100,000 population last week, and the yellow zone for test positivity, indicating a rate between 5% to 10%. The test positivity rate is almost in the red zone.” Also note:
- “Virginia has seen an increase in new cases and testing positivity over the past week. Virginia remains at risk for a resurgence in cases.”
- “The following three counties had the highest number of new cases over the past 3 weeks: 1. Fairfax County, 2. Prince William County, and 3. Loudoun County. These counties represent 23.4 percent of new cases in Virginia.”
- “Virginia had 62 new cases per 100,000 population in the past week, compared to a national average of 119 per 100,000.”
- Virginia localities currently in the “red zone” include Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Albemarle, Suffolk City, Manassas City, Martinsville, etc.
- Virginia localities currently in the “yellow zone” include Fairfax, Prince William, Loudoun, Henrico, Chesterfield, Richmond, Chesapeake, Newport News, Roanoke, etc.