New daily figures on COVID-19 cases in Northern Virginia are higher than they were a month ago, and new estimates say the rate of new cases could be as high in mid-October as it was at the area’s peak in mid-May.
Researchers at the University of Virginia project that Northern Virginia will see an increase in new coronavirus cases.
The Prince William Health District is already being hit hard. The county has the highest rate of positive tests in Northern Virginia, at 8.4%.
Three ZIP codes now have the highest numbers of COVID-19 cases: 20110 in Manassas, 22193 in Dale City and 22191 in Woodbridge.
"These are the folks that are out there working,” said Prince William County Health Director Dr. Alison Ansher.
Workers are bringing home the virus and spreading it to their families.
In Woodbridge, resident Stephanie Wright waited in line Tuesday to get tested with her husband.
“Both me and him have been working through the whole thing,” she said. “We’ve never stopped working.”
Statewide, new cases are lower than they were a month ago.
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