Coronavirus in DC, Maryland, Virginia: What to Know on August 3 – NBC4 Washington

3August 2020

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

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