There are currently 7,540,679 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, around the world and 2,023,347 confirmed cases across the country. The global total number of deaths stands at 421,948, and the United States’ at 113,820. Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University has been keeping up-to-date information through an interactive map.
As of Friday morning, Virginia had 52,647 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 5,360 people hospitalized, 1,520 deaths and 405,025 people tested. Fairfax has the highest total number of cases, with 12,812 to date, with 1,460 hospitalized and 418 deaths. Arlington has reported 2,299 cases with 396 hospitalized and 124 deaths. Alexandria has 2,127 cases with 218 hospitalized and 48 deaths. Loudoun County has 3,229 cases with 201 hospitalized and 69 deaths and Prince William County has 8,030 cases (including Manassas and Manassas City), with 695 hospitalized and 136 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 122,433 in the DMV on Friday morning. Maryland reported 60,197 cases, Virginia reported 52,647 and Washington, DC reported 9,589. The death toll has reached a total of 4,772, with 2,750 in Maryland, 1,520 in Virginia and 502 in DC. (Virginia Department of Health; Maryland Department of Health; Stay Home DC!)
Northern Virginia is officially in phase two of its reopening plan, detailed here, opening indoor seating of restaurants, child care and fitness centers, all at lower capacities than normal. And, according to Inside NoVA, the rate of new COVID-19 cases in Northern Virginia continued to drop on June 10, bringing the region to the lowest seven-day average since late April. WMATA is also starting to reopen slowly as part of its reopening plan. Metro is looking to increase its service level from 35% to 70% or 80% late this summer, specifically between August and October. This month, Metro is reopening its trains’ first and last rail cars, which have been closed to protect workers, to allow for better social distancing. (Inside NoVA and WTOP)
In a briefing held Thursday afternoon, Gov. Ralph Northam urged state residents to continue wearing masks and following CDC guidelines to limit the spread of the coronavirus, as Northern Virginia officially moves into phase two of reopening. At the press conference, he stated the following: “I cannot emphasize enough that this virus is still with us,” urging all businesses and residents to be mindful. (WTOP)
On June 10, the United States surpassed 2 million coronavirus cases—killing at least 112,000 people—less than five months after the first case was confirmed in the states. In addition to infections, the Dow Jones industrial average suffered its worst day since March on Thursday, expected to be caused by fears of a second wave, according to The Washington Post. Plus, as states continue with reopening phases, eleven of them—Texas, South Carolina, Utah, Arizona, North Carolina, Arkansas, Alabama, Oregon, California, Nevada and Florida—reached their highest seven-day rolling averages of new cases on Thursday, according to data compiled by The Washington Post. (The Washington Post)
In Rome, Italian prosecutors arrived for questioning of the country’s prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, on Friday as part of an inquiry into the coronavirus’ toll in the northern province of Bergamo, the Associated Press reported. Hearings are expected to continue all day. In Australia, where coronavirus cases have dropped faster than expected, life is starting to resume, with plans for concerts, sports games and abroad programs to start again come July, according to The Washington Post’s daily coronavirus update. And, in Britain, the economy shrank by 20.4% in April, its largest monthly fall on record, due to the global health crisis and lockdown restrictions put in place to stop the spread of COVID-19. (The Washington Post)