For the first time considering that late March, Maryland on Thursday reported no brand-new coronavirus deaths.
“This encouraging turning point is a homage to the exceptionally heroic efforts of our doctors, nurses, and healthcare workers on the cutting edge,” Gov. Larry Hogan said in a declaration.
Another adult and child have actually now tested positive for coronavirus at the childcare center that Virginia First Lady Pam Northam went to, bringing the total to 2 grownups and one child. Others who have entered into contact with the very first lady have actually been informed to self-quarantine.
Northam was identified with coronavirus last week.
Washington D.C.'s yearly Halloween SoberRide Campaign has actually been canceled due to the pandemic, the Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) announced Wednesday.
The campaign, which supplies totally free, safe rides in order to prevent driving while intoxicated, also canceled occasions for St. Patrick's Day, Cinco De Mayo and Independence Day previously this year.
Here's where we stand as the coronavirus continues to alter our lives in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.
What the Data Shows
Although Maryland reported favorable news of no new deaths Thursday, other metrics are refraining from doing too.
In Maryland, the seven-day average of brand-new cases is up to 530, up almost 70 cases from just 5 days ago. Maryland reported 785 new cases on Thursday.
Virginia reported a low single-day boost of 376 cases while D.C. reported 32 brand-new cases.
For the previous month, hospitalizations in Maryland have stayed consistently lower than the 400 mark. On Thursday, 331 patients are hospitalized for COVID-19 in Maryland.
Virginia reported that 587 individuals are being dealt with at hospitals for coronavirus, continuing a week-long streak of decreasing hospitalizations. D.C. reported 98 existing hospitalizations.
The positivity rate remains in great shape across the area. D.C. has a daily positivity rate of 1.5% as of Sept. 27, Maryland's seven-day average positivity rate is at 2.88% and Virginia's seven-day average positivity rate stays at 4.5%.
The map listed below programs the number of coronavirus cases identified per 100,000 citizens.
Coronavirus Cases in DC
, Maryland and Virginia COVID-19 cases by population in D.C. and by county in Maryland and Virginia
- Prince George's County will allow tanning salons, banquet halls and other businesses to open with limitations. It adjusted some other rules on Wednesday, too. Read more.
- Montgomery and Prince George's counties are among those that did not get in phase 3 with the state of Maryland. Here's a roundup of counties in our location.
- Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan stated he has authorized all public schools in the state to begin “safely” resuming due to the fact that state metrics on the coronavirus program enhancements. The state “highly suggests” that regional school districts bring students back into schools however can not force them to do so, Hogan stated. Montgomery and Prince George's schools have both affirmed that they are not altering strategies to hold classes online throughout the very first half of the school year.
- Private and parochial schools in Maryland can choose when to resume after a back-and-forth between county health officials and the governor. Find out more.
- Prince George's County revisited its phase two reopening executive order due to an uptick in coronavirus cases, according to the county executive's office.
- Virginia got in stage three reopening on July 1, loosening restrictions on restaurants, shops, gyms and pools. Northam has actually said more restrictions could be implemented if cases continue to grow.
- D.C. entered phase two on June 22, enabling indoor dining, health clubs, libraries and holy places to resume with limitations.
- Montgomery County went into phase 2 on June 19, reopening with restrictions fitness centers, houses of worship, indoor dining and retail.
How to Stay Safe
There are methods to decrease your risk of capturing coronavirus. Here are standards from the CDC:
- Anyone over the age of 2 should wear 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 a minimum of 20 seconds. As a backup, utilize hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid close contact with anybody who lives outside your home. That means remaining six feet away from anybody outside your circle, even if you're using masks.
- Always cover coughs and sneezes.
- Clean and disinfect often touched surfaces.