Coronavirus in DC, Maryland, Virginia: What to Know on July 21 – NBC4 Washington

21July 2020

D.C., Maryland and Virginia have nearly doubled the average variety of new coronavirus cases detected each day considering that the start of July.

Those increasing numbers are stimulating conflicts about how to move forward– or whether the region needs to take a step backwards.

Health officials in 5 of Maryland's biggest counties, including Prince George's and Montgomery, and Baltimore City requested the state health department revisit what activities are permitted under stage two of reopening, the Baltimore Sun reported.

D.C. Health Director LaQuandra Nesbitt said people ought to select their activities more carefully.”I think individuals have actually gotten really relaxed. We still need individuals to be very cautious about choosing their activities,”Nesbitt stated

. Metro ridership is up, indicating more people are leaving home. The beginning of the academic year would only draw more people out into public, which is causing issues.

Fairfax County Public Schools on Tuesday might upend their back-to-school strategy after asking households to picked in between all-online or hybrid learning for the fall.

Superintendent Scott Brabrand will present a recommendation to the school board Tuesday afternoon that might need all students begin the school year with distance knowing.

Educators objected outside the homes of D.C. council members and Mayor Muriel Bowser Monday. They're calling for virtual-only learning in the fall. News4's Jackie Bensen reports.

Teachers in D.C. Public Schools likewise have concerns. Some held a caravan protest outside the houses of council members and Mayor Muriel Bowser Monday. They brought signs checking out “Black teachers matter” and “just when it's safe.”

Speakers pushed for virtual-only start to the school year.

Here are some child care resources and coping tips as the pandemic drags on.

What the Data Shows

D.C., Maryland and Virginia have generally doubled their number of daily new cases since the start of July.

D.C. went from 34 new cases typically a day to 69; Maryland went from 369 to 755. Virginia is approaching approximately 1,000 cases a day, up from 510 on July 1.

Even Northern Virginia, which has slowed the spread of the infection in the previous numerous weeks, has actually seen the typical number of brand-new cases a day tick up from around 200 to 230 on Tuesday.

Positivity rates, or the portion of individuals who get a COVID-19 test that returns favorable, are still under each location's goal of 10%. Virginia's is the greatest at 7.7% over the previous week and Maryland's is at 4.49%. D.C.'s was just 2% on Tuesday.

The District included 88 brand-new cases on July 21, the greatest number because June 4.

Hospitalizations remain steady in D.C. and are increasing a bit in Maryland and Virginia, however are listed below the limit for issue.

DC Struggles to Contain the Virus, Community Spread

Washington, D.C., revealed a new metric it would use to gauge the severity of the coronavirus pandemic in the city. Today, it's showing problem.

Health officials will now release information on the percent of positive cases from quarantined contacts. That number will show the number of people capture coronavirus from a pal, relative or another close contact who is already detected with COVID-19.

When cases are linked to each other, it indicates the virus is more contained or under control, D.C. Health Director LaQuandra Nesbitt stated.

D.C. wants the percent of positive cases from quarantined contacts to be high– above 60%. That would show that many freshly sick people were currently quarantined and not spreading the virus. It would also suggest that health authorities have a great concept where most brand-new infections come from.

Nevertheless, simply 2.8% of coronavirus medical diagnoses on Tuesday are people who are already quarantined since they had close contact with a validated case.

The map below shows the variety 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 Regional Coronavirus Headlines The top health authorities in five of Maryland's biggest counties and Baltimore City have actually asked the state health department to bring back more restrictions amidst a rise in coronavirus medical diagnoses. Read more. A federal judge refused Monday to briefly obstruct enforcement of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's executive

  • orders targeted at minimizing COVID-19's spread. Read more. The National Zoo is set to reopen Friday. Visitors over 6 years of ages requirement to wear a mask and everybody would require to book a free timed-entry ticket. Read more. The National Gallery of Art is partly back open beginning Monday, July 20 with bookings, deal with masks and social distancing needed. Read more. Fairfax County is working to fillnumerous hundred
  • contact tracing positions. Read more. The ACLU is asking D.C. city authorities to need
  • police to wear face masks while working. Read more. Nursing homes were required to start reporting COVID-10 information to the
  • federal government almost two months ago. A report by the News4 I-Team programs that eight regional nursing homes still have actually not shared that details. Reopening Tracker Virginia got in
  • stage 3 resuming on July 1, loosening up restrictions on restaurants, stores, health clubs and swimming pools. However Gov. Northam said more constraints could be carried out if cases continue to grow. Prince George's County entered full stage two on June 23, enabling the MGM Casino and health clubs to resume. Washington, D.C., got in stage two on June 22, enabling indoor dining, gyms, libraries and houses of worship to resume with limitations. Montgomery County went into stage 2 on June 19, reopening with limitations fitness centers, houses of worship, indoor dining and retail. Maryland went into phase 2 of reopening on June 10, permitting indoor dining, outside pools and outside amusements to resume. How to Stay Safe There are methods to reduce your danger of capturing coronavirus. Here are the CDC standards

  • . Anybody over the age of 2

    must use a mask or face covering. Keep it over your nose and mouth. Wash your hands frequently.

    • When you do, scrub with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. As a backup, utilize hand sanitizer with at
    • least 60%alcohol. Avoid close contact with anybody who lives outside your home. That indicates remaining six feet far from anybody outside your circle, even if
    • you're wearing masks. Always cover coughs and sneezes. Clean and decontaminate regularly touched surface areas.
    • Sophia Barnes, Andrea Swalec and Anisa Holmes contributed to

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