Washington, D.C., has taken into place the area's first travel limitations that target specific coronavirus “hot spot” states as the capital area saw the largest single-day increase of new cases considering that completion of May.
Twenty-seven states, mainly in the southern half of the country, are thought about high-risk. Residents or visitors entering into D.C. following inessential journeys should quarantine for two weeks. While the restrictions were announced last week, the list was revealed Monday. The inclusion of Delaware, a popular weekend trip destination just a few hours from D.C., amazed lots of.
Although Virginia and Maryland are both trying to eliminate against a sharp increase in the variety of new coronavirus medical diagnoses, they will be exempt from D.C.'s order.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Friday urged citizens to be cautious over the weekend so the state does not need to return in its reopening.
“If the numbers don't come down, we may have to take additional actions to blunt the spread of this virus,” he said on Twitter.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan will discuss the state's coronavirus response with News4 Prince George's Bureau Chief Tracee Wilkins. Tune in to NBC4 at 4, 5 and 6 p.m.
. What the Data Shows
The coronavirus crisis is intensifying in the D.C. location, with more individuals becoming infected and more being confessed to medical facilities.
On Monday, D.C., Maryland and Virginia reported 2,684 brand-new coronavirus cases, the biggest one-day increase because May 19.
Virginia included its highest variety of cases considering that May 26, with 1,478 medical diagnoses.
Maryland is also seeing levels of brand-new infection previously not seen given that May. On Saturday, the state included 1,288 cases, the most given that May 19.
These are not just one-day spikes, but indicative of a trend: More individuals are catching coronavirus in recent weeks.
The seven-day average of brand-new cases has actually grown over the past week, from 755 to 884 in Maryland and from 974 to 1,065 in Virginia.
Northern Virginia added an overall of 511 cases on Monday, higher than the average of 261 over the previous week.
The rest of Virginia saw those areas' most significant boost given that the pandemic began, 1,061 new cases. Northam has said non-compliance with social distancing steps is driving the crisis in the Hampton Roads area.
D.C.'s average has actually stabilized back into the mid-70s, but health authorities are worried about a trend of increased spread through the community.
Hospitalizations are high in Virginia (821 hospitalized), rising in Maryland (536 hospitalized) and leapt in D.C. (from 80s and 90s in recent weeks to 102 hospitalized).
The map below programs the number of coronavirus cases detected per 1,000 citizens.
Coronavirus Cases in DC
, Maryland and Virginia COVID-19 cases by population in D.C. and by county in Maryland and Virginia
- Washington, D.C., will require certain residents and visitors entering the city from 27 states to self-quarantine for two weeks. Read more. The Smithsonian's National Zoo resumed Friday, permitting a minimal variety of daily visitors while carrying out brand-new precaution like necessary face masks.
- Watch the report. In the middle of growing issues about a rise in coronavirus cases this month, a group of nurses gathered beyond Washington MedStar Hospital to voice issues about their security on the task. Watch the report. The District carried out strict brand-new mask guidelines, saying face coverings must be used whenever you leave home, with few exceptions. Read more. D.C. will empower inspectors to provide on-the-spot citations to organisations that breach social distancing guidelines.
- Fairfax County Public Schools has actually shifted to a 100%-online start to the academic year, citing health information. Read more. Resuming Tracker
- Virginia entered phase three resuming on July 1, loosening restrictions on restaurants, stores, health clubs and pools. However Gov. Northam stated more constraints might be executed if cases continue to grow.
- Prince George's County entered full phase two on June 23, allowing the MGM Casino and fitness centers to resume. Washington, D.C., went into stage 2 on June 22, permitting indoor dining, gyms, libraries and holy places to resume with constraints.
- Montgomery County went into stage two on June 19, resuming with limitations fitness centers, holy places, indoor dining and retail.
- Maryland got in phase two of resuming on June 10, permitting indoor dining, outdoor swimming pools and outdoors amusements to reopen.
How to Stay Safe
There are ways to lower your risk of capturing coronavirus. Here are the CDC guidelines.
- Anyone over the age of 2 must 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 at least 20 seconds. As a backup, use hand sanitizer with a minimum of 60% alcohol.
- Prevent close contact with anyone who lives outside your home. That suggests staying 6 feet away from anyone outside your circle, even if you're using masks.
- Constantly cover coughs and sneezes.
- Tidy and sanitize frequently touched surfaces.
Sophia Barnes, Andrea Swalec and Anisa Holmes added to this report
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