There are over 3,260,900 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, around the world and over 6,065,500 have been tested in the United States. The global total number of deaths stands at 231,808. Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University has been keeping up-to-date information through an interactive map.
Virginia now has 15,846 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 2,322 people hospitalized, 552 deaths and 90,843 people tested. Fairfax has the highest total number of cases, with 3,611 to date, with 606 hospitalized and 134 deaths. Arlington has reported 967 cases with 167 hospitalized and 41 deaths. Alexandria has 754 cases with 97 hospitalized and 21 deaths. Loudoun County has 746 cases with 90 hospitalized and 50 deaths, and Prince William County has 1922 cases (including Manassas and Manassas City), with 205 hospitalized and 27 deaths. You can keep up with the commonwealth’s daily updates here. (Virginia Department of Health)
Arlington County has canceled all summer classes and programs, including Enjoy Arlington classes, 55-plus programs, trips and classes, Explore Nature and History programs, summer basketball and adult pick-up soccer and soccer clinics, and summer creative play group. The county has not yet made a decision on summer camps but is expected to in early May. (ARL Now)
The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, tallied in at 41,956 in the DMV on Thursday morning. Maryland reported 21,758 cases, Virginia reported 15,846 and Washington, DC reported 4,327. The death toll has reached a total of 1,929, with 1,147 in Maryland, 552 in Virginia and 225 in DC. (The Washington Post)
On April 30, the nation’s capital announced its deadliest day yet for COVID-19, with 19 deaths and 217 new known infections. Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam continue to be on the same page, citing that the region’s restrictions will not be lifted until there is a downward trend of new cases and hospitalizations, which has yet to be seen. (The Washington Post)
More protests against nationwide nonessential business closures are set for this week, with a group known as Reopen Maryland looking to trek an estimated 150 miles to protest Gov. Larry Hogan’s executive order. More protests are expected in Michigan, North Carolina and other states. (The Washington Post)
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