Coronavirus in DC, Maryland, Virginia: What to Know on August 7 – NBC4 Washington

7August 2020

Virginia says a backlog of information resulted in a sharp increase in coronavirus numbers on Friday as the area continues to repel a rise of cases from July.

The Virginia Department of Health said a technical issue resulted in cases that should have been reported on Wednesday and Thursday being reported on Friday.

However, even averaged out over the past week, the rush of brand-new cases shows Virginia may still remain in that surge.

Data from Maryland and D.C. support the idea that the uptick in those locations is decreasing for now. And Maryland's percentage of positive cases fell below 4% for the first time.

Disagreements are bubbling between leaders in Maryland's suburbs and the governor's workplace over 2 key fall events: elections and back-to-school.

Gov. Larry Hogan wants all voting centers in Maryland to open for November's election after long lines and hold-ups throughout the primaries.

Prince George's County Executive Angela Alsobrooks dramatically criticized the Governor's plan and implicated him of putting “politics above health and wellness. She's proposing a number of things including opening simply 15 polling places in the county on Election Day and expanded early voting.

The state board of elections was set to satisfy at 2 p.m. Friday to consider their recommendations to the governor.

Montgomery County's school board affirmed a plan to have public schools perform the first semester of classes online. However things are more uncertain for independent schools that intended to hold in-person classes.

Health Officer Travis Gayles on Wednesday reissued an order requiring nonpublic schools to stay closed through Oct. 1.

The order is a direct difficulty to Gov. Larry Hogan, who issued an emergency situation order Monday barring county officials from requiring private schools to close.

An art setup outside the Capitol on Thursday highlights the difficult choices moms and dads, political leaders and school leaders face when planning for kids' futures. Nonprofit ParentsTogether showed the work of trainees expressing anxiety and discomfort during the pandemic.

The organization is calling on Congress to give relief to households in the next round of stimulus, which is under discussion.

ParentsTogether sets up a display screen of art from children throughout the nation, explaining their suffering, anxiety, and hopes throughout the coronavirus pandemic on Capitol Hill on August 05, 2020 in Washington, DC. The group is getting in touch with Congress to provide urgent support for households before the summer recess. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for ParentsTogether)

What the Data Shows

D.C., Maryland and Virginia are each making progress on reducing the number of brand-new cases included each day typically. But levels are still considerably higher than they were one month ago.

Virginia's 2,015 brand-new cases reported Friday was a synthetically high number due to the fact that some of those cases ought to have been reported throughout the previous 2 days.

Still, the seven-day average of new cases shows that Virginia is at a troubling high point, reaching 1,091 on Friday. It had just been greater on one day since the pandemic began, on May 31.

More than 1 million Marylanders have been checked for coronavirus, the guv stated Friday. As testing increases, fewer cases in the state are returning suggesting an infection, Hogan stated.

D.C. is at last reporting a continual reduction in neighborhood spread, which suggests the development of the virus is more contained. There is a lag in this data, however the most current info suggests a recent high-point around June

The map listed below programs 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 Regional Coronavirus Headlines New research study by Children's National Hospital in Washington, D.C., found racial disparities in how the coronavirus impacts children. Read more. Virginia has presented a smartphone app to instantly alert people if they may have beenexposed

  • to the coronavirus, becoming the very first U.S. state to use brand-new pandemic innovation created by Apple and Google. Read more. A group of frontline staff members and union leaders at the Washington DC VA Medical Center stated the company is not guaranteeing employees possibly
  • exposed to COVID-19 are given work delegate avoid the more spread of the infection. Read more. Numerous parents
  • are suing for the right to send their kids to independent school face to face in Montgomery County, Maryland. Read more. A brand-new research study from the University of Virginia approximates that very few Virginians have COVID-19 antibodies. Read more. Some dealers at MGM National Harbor state in between positive coronavirus cases and quarantines, the gambling establishment is losing employees. Read more. Anyone who just recently participated in services at one Catholic church in D.C. is being recommended to self-quarantine after the pastor, who criticized coronavirus-related constraints, checked favorable for the infection. Read more. American Airlines states a flight out of Virginia was delayed after a passenger refused to comply with its policy needing a face mask. Read more. Resuming Tracker Personal and parochial schools in Maryland can choose when to reopen, the guv stated Monday, after Montgomery County ordered all private schools to stay closed. Read more. Prince George's County is revising its phase two reopening executive order due to an uptick in coronavirus cases, according to the county executive's office. Virginia entered phase three resuming on July 1, loosening up limitations on restaurants, stores, fitness centers and swimming pools. Northam said more constraints could be carried out if cases continue to grow. Prince George's County got in complete phase 2 on June 23, permitting the MGM Casino and gyms to reopen. D.C., got in stage 2 on June 22, permitting indoor dining, fitness centers, libraries and houses of worship to resume with limitations. Montgomery County went into stage two on June 19, resuming with constraints fitness centers, houses of worship, indoor dining and retail. Maryland got in phase two of resuming on June 10, allowing indoor dining, outdoor
  • pools and outdoors amusements to resume. How to Stay Safe There are methods to decrease your danger of catching coronavirus. Here are standards from the

  • CDC: Anyone over

    the age of 2 need to use 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 at least 20 seconds. As a backup, utilize hand sanitizer with a minimum of 60 %alcohol.
    • Avoid close contact with anybody who lives outside your home. That means remaining six feet far from anybody outside your circle, even if you're wearing masks.
    • Always cover coughs and sneezes. Clean and disinfect regularly touched surfaces.
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