Isaias, anticipated to strengthen from a hurricane to a cyclone, is anticipated to bring 3 to 6 inches of rain to the D.C. location from Monday night and throughout Tuesday, which might interrupt efforts to control the coronavirus pandemic.
Maryland and Washington, D.C., have already announced they would suspend testing at community-based websites for Tuesday, Aug. 4.
There are favorable signs, nevertheless, that the area is slowing a surge of brand-new infections. Seven-day averages of new daily cases are down in the D.C. location.
Still, it's proving tough to stop spread through the community.
Over the weekend, D.C. health officials prompted anybody who went to a Catholic Church on Capitol Hill to quarantine for two weeks after the church's priest checked positive for coronavirus. FAQ: What to Know About DC's Order to Self-Quarantine After Travel to Virus Hot Spots
What the Data Shows
The variety of brand-new coronavirus cases added to official databases each day is declining.
The seven-day average of brand-new day-to-day cases has fallen from last week till today: In D.C. from the mid-70s to 65; in Maryland from the 900s to 895 and in Virginia from 962 from a high of 1,065.
Virginia still added a large number of brand-new cases on Monday, discovering 1,278 new COVID-19 infections.
Eight people passed away from coronavirus, all in Maryland. But the state is promoting advances in screening.
Overall, 15.9% of Marylanders have actually been evaluated. Only 4.36% percent of tests are returning positive, signaling that adequate individuals are getting tested.
Nevertheless, not every district is below the state's objective of a 5% positivity rate. That consists of Prince George's County, with a 6.11% rate, and Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Charles County and Talbot County.
The map below shows the number of coronavirus cases detected per 1,000 residents.
Coronavirus Cases in DC
, Maryland and Virginia COVID-19 cases by population in D.C. and by county in Maryland and Virginia
- American Airlines says a flight out of Virginia was delayed after a traveler declined to adhere to its policy requiring a face mask. Read more. D.C. health authorities are prompting anyone who participated in a Catholic Church on Capitol Hill to quarantine for two weeks after the church's priest checked favorable for coronavirus. Read more. Maryland stated all 24 of the state's jurisdictions met the 10% testing threshold. Read more. Maryland strengthened its mask rules and advised against travel to nine states. Read more. Prince George's County has actually pledged to punish illegal gatherings. Here's more. Virginia's governor and 2 U.S. senators have advised President Trump to react to the nation's worst coronavirus outbreak that has taken place inside an immigrant detention center. Read more. D.C. Public Schools have actually opted to go all-virtual for the fall semester, Mayor Muriel Bowser revealed Thursday. Read more. There is a push for Fauquier County schools to nix the district's plan to provide some in-person classes. Read more. D.C. will require locals and visitors going into the city from 27 states to self-quarantine for two weeks. Read more. Reopening Tracker
- Prince George's County is modifying its stage two reopening executive order due to an uptick in coronavirus cases, according to the county executive's office.
- Virginia entered stage 3 reopening on July 1, loosening limitations on restaurants, shops, health clubs and swimming pools. Northam stated more constraints might be executed if cases continue to grow.
- Prince George's County went into complete phase two on June 23, permitting the MGM Casino and gyms to reopen. D.C., entered stage two on June 22, enabling indoor dining, gyms, libraries and holy places to resume with constraints.
- Montgomery County entered phase 2 on June 19, resuming with restrictions gyms, holy places, indoor dining and retail.
- Maryland got in phase 2 of reopening on June 10, permitting indoor dining, outdoor pools and outdoors amusements to resume.
How to Stay Safe
There are methods to lower your risk of capturing coronavirus. Here are standards from the CDC:
- Anyone over the age of 2 ought to use 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, utilize hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Prevent close contact with anybody who lives outside your house. That suggests staying six feet away from anyone outside your circle, even if you're wearing masks.
- Always cover coughs and sneezes.
- Tidy and decontaminate often touched surfaces.
Sophia Barnes, Andrea Swalec and Anisa Holmes contributed to this report
Source: nbcwashington.comOur Score