There are over 3,682,900 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, around the world and 1,204,475 confirmed cases across the country. The global total number of deaths stands at 257,906, and the United States’ at 71,078. Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University has been keeping up-to-date information through an interactive map.
Virginia now has 20,256 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 2,773 people hospitalized, 713 deaths and 112,809 people tested. Fairfax has the highest total number of cases, with 4,834 to date, with 787 hospitalized and 201 deaths. Arlington has reported 1,169 cases with 196 hospitalized and 49 deaths. Alexandria has 983 cases with 120 hospitalized and 26 deaths. Loudoun County has 998 cases with 100 hospitalized and 24 deaths, and Prince William County has 2,608 cases (including Manassas and Manassas City), with 269 hospitalized and 36 deaths. You can keep up with the commonwealth’s daily updates here. (Virginia Department of Health)
The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, tallied in at 52,695 in the DMV on Monday morning. Maryland reported 27,117 cases, Virginia reported 20,256 and Washington, DC reported 5,322. The death toll has reached a total of 2,267, with 1,290 in Maryland, 713 in Virginia and 264 in DC. (Virginia Department of Health; Maryland Department of Health; Stay Home DC!)
The Virginia Gold Cup, originally scheduled for May 2 and postponed to June due to the coronavirus outbreak, will likely be held with no spectators this year. The details of the event’s operations have not been announced, but a letter has been sent to Gov. Ralph Northam outlining how the event would be run on June 27 and still follow safety guidelines. (WTOP)
Goodwill of Greater Washington is temporarily halting all donations to its 18 regional donation locations due to a lack of storage for the influx of items. All of the organization’s retail locations have been closed since March, but with continued donations of furniture, clothing and houseware items, there simply is not enough room to store it all until guests are able to return and decrease the inventory. The closure is effective today, Wednesday, May 6 at 5 p.m. (WTOP)
Starbucks has announced it plans to reopen 85% of its U.S. coffee shops by the end of the week, with emphasis placed on mobile ordering, contactless pickup and cashless payments. The company’s shares spiked 3.2% on Tuesday after the announcement was made public. (The Washington Post)
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