The Washington, D.C., city area reported a record variety of COVID-19 cases Wednesday, surging past a seven-day average of more than 3,000 infections as the city rolls back some pandemic restrictions.
The Maryland, Virginia and D.C. area taped an overall of 3,514 new cases Wednesday, simply shy of the 3,612 infections reported Saturday, The Washington Post reported. D.C. alone saw 206 new cases Wednesday, the most in a
single day given that May. ADVERTISEMENT The city's seven-day typical caseload is
now 111, which is up from 36 on Oct. 1. Maryland struck a daily caseload of 1,714 Wednesday, marking the highest level because May. The latest report sent out the state's seven-day average to a record high of 1,380 cases.
Virginia's everyday cases fell short of a record, but its seven-day average of 1,524 everyday infections got in record territory.
Restaurants in Maryland will be needed to lower indoor dining capability from 75 percent to 50 percent, Gov. Larry Hogan (R) announced Monday.
The District is still holding tight to its stage two reopening protocols allowing restaurants and bars to run at 50 percent capacity, with restricted service hours.
“We've been pretty conservative already, more conservative than our neighbors in Maryland or Virginia,” D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser Muriel Bowser DC officials preparing for Proud Boys demonstration over the weekend The Hill's Morning Report -Fearing defeat, Trump claims ‘illegal' tallies Overnight Health Care: US shatters single day COVID record with over 100,000 cases|Pelosi reveals COVID-19 testing growth for House|Two states to require masks in public at all times MORE informed the Washington City Paper. “I don't know exactly the important things they're rolling back, but they're probably rolling back some things we never ever advanced. We are continuously examining and we don't have anything more to report.”
ADVERTISEMENT According to the District's Department of Health, the city is reporting a seven-day average of 13 brand-new infections per 100,000 residents. The city's medical facility capacity presently shows 4.4 percent of patients occupying medical beds for coronavirus-related problems.
The increase in cases in the D.C. metro location follows a weekend of impromptu outside celebrations and champagne cheers outside the White House
after the statement of President-elect Joe Biden Joe Biden Feds charge Staten Island male over danger to Schumer, FBI Pence cancels trip in Florida: report Romney shoots down serving in Biden Cabinet MORE winning the election. Many were seen commemorating in the streets using masks for defense, although there was little space for social distancing outside the White House walls. it's celebration time outside the White House pic.twitter.com/vueAYPfYxp– Aaron Rupar(@atrupar)November 7, 2020 The capability to track the spread of COVID-19 related to the celebrations will not be figured out for a long time, as the majority of virus infections do not show signs till up to 6 to fourteen days after exposure.Source: thehill.com