Coronavirus in DC, Maryland, Virginia: What to Know on Sept. 18 – NBC4 Washington

18September 2020

The very first day of early in-person ballot during the coronavirus age is underway in Virginia, where long lines of mask-wearing people waited to cast their ballots weeks prior to Election Day.

Election authorities extended the in-person voting window and broadened mail-in balloting to assist people prevent lines, however Northern Virginians were restless to cast their tallies.

Images: Virginians Head to the Polls for Early Voting

Virginia has actually launched the outcomes of a serology test that was performed over the summer.

Hispanic individuals, Northern Virginia citizens and uninsured or Medicaid recipients were probably to have antibodies that showed a previous COVID-19 infection.

In general, approximately 2.4% of adults studied over the summer season had coronavirus antibodies. However that number was 10.2% amongst Hispanic people studied. The data also suggests as many as 4.4% of people in Virginia's northern area have been exposed to coronavirus.

The American Academy of Pediatrics also weighed in on how long kids who capture coronavirus should wait before returning to sports practice or video games.

Kids can slowly resume athletics when their signs have actually been chosen 14 days and a primary care medical professional clears them. Moreover, the APA recommends any athlete who had moderate symptoms go through an electrocardiogram (EKG) since COVID-19 can harm the heart.


What the Data Shows

Throughout D.C., Maryland and Virginia, patterns mainly held steady on Friday.

On Friday, D.C. included 62 brand-new cases; Maryland added 543 and Virginia added 1,130.

Positivity rates have actually fallen to 2.3% in D.C., 3.2% in Maryland and 6.6% in Virginia.

In an encouraging indication, hospitalizations in Virginia are the most affordable they have actually remained in 2 months. Currently, 648 individuals are reported to be hospitalized with COVID-19.

D.C. announced it will be revising some of its coronavirus information reporting throughout an interview on Thursday.

The old technique of reporting community spread is set to be retired. DC Health Director LaQuandra Nesbitt said the model that was in use since the start of the pandemic may have puzzled the average person looking at the data.

The brand-new main metric shared so the general public can track community spread will be day-to-day cases reported per 100,000 population.

“We think that this metric is far simpler and helpful for the public to be able to follow together with,” Nesbitt stated.

The map below shows the number of coronavirus cases identified per 100,000 locals.

Coronavirus Cases in DC

, Maryland and Virginia COVID-19 cases by population in D.C. and by county in Maryland and Virginia Local Coronavirus Headlines D.C. Public Schools in mid-September started thinking about strategies that might bring students back to in-person classes by Nov. 9, 2020. The city is also beginning to plan how it will administer a COVID-19 vaccine when one is proven reliable and offered. Learn more. Prince George's County is permitting more services to open their doors and revised some of its coronavirus safety standards under its second stage of reopening. Read more. Seven popular night life spots near D.C.'s U Street Corridor will be

  • shuttered next month. Find out more. The Smithsonian is set to resume four more museums to the general public beginning this Friday. The University of Maryland began transitioning to in-person lessons on Monday after the school reported a low campus positivity rate of 0.7%. Some D.C. Public Schools students might be backin the class as early as this month, the mayor stated. Read more. As much as 25,000 low-income trainees and families in D.C. areset to be
  • supplied totally free internet connections under a brand-new initiative from Mayor Muriel Bowser.
  • Here's what to understand. What can sewage tell us about COVID-19 in our neighborhoods? Stafford County, Virginia, supplies an example. Resuming Tracker Prince George's County will allow tanning salons, banquet halls and other services to open with restrictions. It adjusted some other guidelines on Wednesday, too. Find out 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 said he has authorized all public schools in
  • the state to begin”safely” resuming due to the fact that state metrics on the coronavirus program improvements. The state”strongly suggests” that local school districts bring students back into schools but can not force them to do so, Hogan said. Montgomery and Prince George's schools have both verified that they are not changing strategies to hold classes online throughout the very first half of the academic year. Personal and parochial schools in Maryland can select when to resume after a back-and-forth

  • between county health authorities

  • and the governor. Read more. Prince George's County revisited its phase two resuming executive order due to an uptick in coronavirus cases, according to the county executive's office. Virginia entered stage 3 resuming on July 1, loosening limitations on restaurants, shops, health clubs and swimming pools. Northam has said morerestrictions could be executed if cases continue to grow. D.C. entered stage 2 on June 22, permitting indoor dining, fitness centers, libraries and holy places to resume with limitations. Montgomery County got in phase two on June 19, reopening with limitations fitness centers, holy places, indoor dining and retail. How to Stay Safe There are ways to
  • lower your risk of catching coronavirus. Here are guidelines from the CDC: Anyone over the age of 2 should 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 anyone who lives outside your home. That suggests staying 6 feet far from anybody outside your circle, even if you're wearing masks. Constantly cover coughs and sneezes. Tidy and sanitize frequently touched surfaces. Sophia Barnes, Andrea Swalec and Anisa Holmes added to this report Source: nbcwashington.com
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