There are currently 6,535,019 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, around the world and 1,851,520 confirmed cases across the country. The global total number of deaths stands at 386,464, and the United States’ at 107,175. Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University has been keeping up-to-date information through an interactive map.
As of Thursday morning, Virginia had 46,905 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 4,884 people hospitalized, 1,428 deaths and 340,197 people tested. Fairfax has the highest total number of cases, with 11,596 to date, with 1,377 hospitalized and 396 deaths. Arlington has reported 2,142 cases with 379 hospitalized and 120 deaths. Alexandria has 2,016 cases with 197 hospitalized and 46 deaths. Loudoun County has 2,659 cases with 171 hospitalized and 67 deaths and Prince William County has 7,323 cases (including Manassas and Manassas City), with 608 hospitalized and 127 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 110,903 in the DMV on Thursday morning. Maryland reported 54,982 cases, Virginia reported 46,905 and Washington, DC reported 9,016. The death toll has reached a total of 4,420, with 2,519 in Maryland, 1,428 in Virginia and 473 in DC. (Virginia Department of Health; Maryland Department of Health; Stay Home DC!)
Northern Virginia’s unemployment rate reached 10% in April, with a total of 163,158 residents unemployed and looking for work. Over 220,000 regional residents have filed for unemployment benefits since the pandemic began in mid-March, but now nearly 45% of these have returned to work. “Among individual localities in the region, Manassas Park had the highest unemployment rate in April, at 11.6%, followed by Prince William County at 11.3% and the city of Manassas at 10.9%. The lowest rate was in the city of Falls Church, 5.8%, followed by Arlington County at 7%,” reported InsideNoVA. (InsideNoVA)
Anthony S. Fauci, the director to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is not ruling out schools reopening in the fall this year. In an interview with CNN, he said some schools may have “no problem” welcoming students back, while others will need to be more creative to avoid overcrowded classrooms. (The Washington Post)