The U.S. has actually exceeded 3 million verified coronavirus medical diagnoses and the data shows that D.C., Maryland and Virginia aren't exempt from a concerning upward pattern in the variety of verified brand-new cases.
Infections are trending upward in Maryland and Virginia. Washington, D.C., revealed on Wednesday revealed the most cases discovered in a single day considering that June 10.
What the Data Shows
The 7-day moving average for brand-new cases in Virginia and Maryland continues a sluggish upward trajectory, as shown by the graph above.
The rise isn't as dramatic as what was taking place at the start of the coronavirus break out, but there's plainly a small upward trend occurring.
Daily hospitalizations in Virginia are also rising. On Wednesday, 594 patients were hospitalized for coronavirus compared to 535 recently. Hospitalizations in Maryland and D.C. have actually plateaued around 400 and 90, respectively.
In D.C. new cases have actually stayed constant at around 35 new COVID-19 medical diagnoses per day. However Tuesday's 73 new cases is the highest number counted in a single day given that June 10. It's unclear if the increase is because of more reporting or if it's the start of an upward pattern in cases.
Health officials in the District likewise revealed a new peak in community spread, indicating there was a short-lived boost in homeowners contaminating others. Neighborhood spread in the city has actually decreased for three days throughout stage two.
Health authorities have long alerted that moving on with reopening would lead to more infections and deaths. However it's prematurely to tell if the Fourth of July vacation had any impact.
Prince George's, Montgomery and Fairfax counties stay in the leading 50 locations with the most diagnoses in the nation, according to national data assembled by Johns Hopkins University.
Coronavirus Cases in DC
, Maryland and Virginia COVID-19 cases in D.C. and
- Virginia went into phase 3 resuming on July 1, loosening up restrictions on restaurants, stores, health clubs and pools.
- Prince George's County went into complete phase 2 on June 23, enabling the MGM Casino and health clubs to resume. Washington, D.C., went into phase 2 on June 22, allowing indoor dining, fitness centers, libraries and holy places to resume with restrictions.
- Montgomery County went into stage 2 on June 19, resuming with restrictions health clubs, houses of worship, indoor dining and retail.
- Maryland entered stage two of reopening on June 10, permitting indoor dining, outdoor swimming pools and outdoors amusements to resume.
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How to Stay Safe
There are methods to decrease your threat of capturing coronavirus. Here are the CDC standards.
- Anyone over the age of 2 need to wear a mask or face covering. Keep it over your nose and mouth.
- Wash your hands often. When you do, scrub with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. As a backup, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid close contact with anyone who lives outside your home. That means staying 6 feet far from anyone outside your circle, even if you're using masks.
- Always cover coughs and sneezes.
- Tidy and disinfect regularly touched surfaces.
Sophia Barnes, Andrea Swalec and Anisa Holmes contributed to this report