There are currently 7,036,623 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, around the world and 1,942,363 confirmed cases across the country. The global total number of deaths stands at 403,211, and the United States’ at 110,514. Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University has been keeping up-to-date information through an interactive map.
As of Friday morning, Virginia had 50,681 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 5,106 people hospitalized, 1,472 deaths and 377,484 people tested. Fairfax has the highest total number of cases, with 12,455 to date, with 1,423 hospitalized and 414 deaths. Arlington has reported 2,225 cases with 392 hospitalized and 121 deaths. Alexandria has 2,095 cases with 208 hospitalized and 45 deaths. Loudoun County has 3,094 cases with 179 hospitalized and 67 deaths and Prince William County has 7,790 cases (including Manassas and Manassas City), with 647 hospitalized and 135 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 112,834 in the DMV on Friday morning. Maryland reported 55,858 cases, Virginia reported 47,856 and Washington, DC reported 9,120. The death toll has reached a total of 4,466, with 2,546 in Maryland, 1,445 in Virginia and 475 in DC. (Virginia Department of Health; Maryland Department of Health; Stay Home DC!)
Alexandria City Public Schools is now requiring mandatory summer school for students to make up for lost time and curriculum due to COVID-19. The school system announced that students will need to participate in the mostly free classes (with the exception of a few courses at T.C. Williams High School) from July 6 through 31, from pre-kindergarten through high school. If parents would like their children to opt out, they must submit an official form to the school explaining why they will not be participating. (ALX Now)
A new study shows community-wide shutdowns across the United States prevented an estimated 60 million new cases of COVID-19. Although the research found in two studies, with one studying the stay-at-home orders and lockdowns in the U.S. and China, and another studying European countries, is promising, senior author Samir Bhatt says “This is just the beginning of the epidemic: we’re very far from herd immunity,” Bhatt said Monday in an email. “The risk of a second wave happening if all interventions and precautions are abandoned is very real.” (The Washington Post)