There are over 3,732,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, around the world and 1,219,952 confirmed cases across the country. The global total number of deaths stands at 261,517, and the United States’ at 72,617. Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University has been keeping up-to-date information through an interactive map.
Virginia has not yet reported statistics for May 6, due to “a technical error that has resulted in information being unavailable for reporting,” according to The Washington Post. As of Tuesday, Virginia had 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 53,880 in the DMV on Thursday morning. Maryland reported 28,163 cases, Virginia reported 20,256 (Note: No additional cases have yet been added due to the technical error) and Washington, DC reported 5,461. The death toll has reached a total of 2,427, with 1,290 in Maryland, 713 in Virginia (to be updated) and 277 in DC. (Virginia Department of Health; Maryland Department of Health; Stay Home DC!)
In a Washington Post analysis of data provided by SafeGraph, a company that aggregates cellphone location information (and tracks how far we distance ourselves from our homes), found that an estimated 97% of residents in Northern Virginia have followed orders to stay at home since April 1. In other parts of the country, as few as 57% of people were not staying home and continuing to travel, commute and more. Specifically in Fairfax County, Loudoun County and surrounding counties in Northern Virginia, more than 90% of residents have continued to stay put after April 30. Check the map out for yourself, here. (The Washington Post)
Gov. Ralph Northam is scheduled to have a teleconference with local leaders across the commonwealth today, Thursday, May 7, about his plan to start the first phase of reopening on May 15. Northam has said that localities will be able to extend their power to keep restrictions if needed, and details about the plan are expected to be announced on Friday afternoon, May 8. “Northern Virginia has more than half of the state’s more than 20,000 coronavirus cases, and Fairfax County, the state’s most populous locality, has the most cases and the most deaths,” reported Inside NoVA. “We realize that the greater Washington area is an area that we need to pay particular attention to,” Northam said on Tuesday, May 5. He added that Hogan and Bowser recognize that Virginia is more geographically diverse than their jurisdictions. (Inside NoVA)
Alexandria City Public Schools have added two more pop-up locations for breakfast and lunch meal distribution to area students, as of May 6. The new locations are The Fields of Alexandria at 4309 Duke Street and Bennington Crossing Apartment Homes at 441 North Armistead Street. The county is also asking families for feedback through a survey about the school system’s operations during the shutdown from COVID-19. (ALX Now)
Nearly 30 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits since the economy took a downward turn in March, and today’s numbers are expected to increase by another 3 million jobless claims. (The Washington Post)
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