Coronavirus in DC, Maryland, Virginia: What to Know on Aug. 17 – NBC4 Washington

17August 2020

Coronavirus metrics are showing some improvements from last week as a few of the first trainees in the D.C. area begin their academic year through online knowing.

Spotsylvania County has actually begun the year with virtual learning and plans to continue online through a minimum of the very first nine weeks of the year.

The digital divide may produce problem for some families, nevertheless: More than 4% surveyed told the school district that they either have no web or restricted, dial-up access in your home. The school reacted by opening Wi-Fi hotspots at schools and mobile hotspots.

Other districts are attempting on-site programs, too. Fairfax County is providing the “Supporting Return to School” program for trainees in kindergarten through 6th grade. Howard County has a comparable program called” RecZone.”

You should register for the programs and there are costs, however financial aid is also readily available.

In D.C., gatherings of 5 or more individuals and travel by aircraft and rideshare are connected to a considerable portion of cases. The city will hire 175 contact tracers and begin performing home visits for confirmed patients who could not be reached or didn't react to an interview.

While typical case numbers are trending downward, there are still some metrics to keeping back reopening development.

What the Data Shows

The seven-day average of brand-new cases included day-to-day is down compared to recently, falling from 72 to 67 in D.C.; 713 to 637 in Maryland and 998 to 887 in Virginia.

Virginia is still having problem with a high positivity rate, with 7% of coronavirus tests revealing the patient was infected. That's significantly higher than D.C. (3.5%) and Maryland (3.27%).

D.C. counted 53 brand-new favorable coronavirus cases on Monday. Community spread continues to be an issue in the District, the current information recommend.

Among the city's essential goals is to reduce community spread, however there has actually been a constant increase in between mid-June and early August.

The map listed below shows the number of coronavirus cases detected per 1,000 homeowners.

Coronavirus Cases in DC

, Maryland and Virginia COVID-19 cases by population in D.C. and by county in Maryland and Virginia Local Coronavirus Headlines Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam revealed a prepare for minimal new spending on blocking expulsions, improving high-speed web access and more. Read about the strategy. Nearly 600 school bus motorists and food service workers in Frederick County, Maryland, will briefly be laid off as trainees find out online during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more. With minimized capability at dining establishments across the area, Arlington is dealing with a problem of people spilling out onto the pathway. Here's more. Just a day after

  • Montgomery County, Maryland, temporarily shut down COVID-19 testing at 4 sites, the county revealed all of its testing sites will be closed until more notice after the state raised concerns about procedures utilized with some test packages. Read more. The huge choice made by the Big Ten on Tuesday afternoon to postpone its fall football season was a blow to the hopes of coaches, players and fans in College Park. Read more. Many Maryland students will start the academic year entirely online as the coronavirus pandemic continues– however local PTAs must satisfy in person, the state PTA says. Read more. The Fauquier County School Board voted Monday to switch to virtual-only direction two weeks prior to trainees were anticipated to go back to the classroom. Read more. New research by Children's National Hospital in Washington, D.C., found racial disparities in how the coronavirus impacts children. Read more. Resuming Tracker Personal and parochial schools in Maryland can select when to reopen after a back-and-forth between county health officials and the guv. Read more. Prince George's County is modifying its stage 2 reopening executive order due to an uptick in coronavirus cases, according to the county executive's office. Virginia entered stage three reopening on July 1, loosening up limitations on restaurants, stores, fitness centers and swimming pools. Northam stated more restrictions might be implemented if cases continue to grow. Prince George's County got in full stage 2 on June 23, allowing the MGM Casino and fitness centers to resume. D.C. got in stage two on June 22, enabling indoor dining , gyms, libraries and holy places to reopen with restrictions. Montgomery County got in phase two on June 19, reopening with constraints health clubs, houses of worship, indoor dining and retail. Maryland went into phase 2 of resuming on June 10, allowing indoor dining, outdoor
  • pools and outside amusements to resume. How to Stay Safe There are ways to lower your risk of capturing coronavirus. Here are standards from the

  • CDC: Anyone over

    the age of 2 ought to wear a mask or face covering. Keep it over your nose and mouth. Wash your hands typically. When you

    • do, scrub with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds. As a backup, utilize hand sanitizer with a minimum of 60 %alcohol.
    • Prevent close contact with anybody who lives outside your home. That indicates remaining 6 feet away from anyone outside your circle, even if you're wearing masks.
    • Constantly cover coughs and sneezes. Tidy and sanitize regularly touched surfaces.
    • Sophia Barnes, Andrea Swalec and Anisa Holmes contributed to this report Source:


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