There are currently 7,935,698 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, around the world and 2,094,069 confirmed cases across the country. The global total number of deaths stands at 433,930, and the United States’ at 115,732. Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University has been keeping up-to-date information through an interactive map.
As of Monday morning, Virginia had 54,506 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 5,536 people hospitalized, 1,546 deaths and 466,597 people tested. Fairfax has the highest total number of cases, with 13,017 to date, with 1,472 hospitalized and 423 deaths. Arlington has reported 2,338 cases with 400 hospitalized and 125 deaths. Alexandria has 2,151 cases with 223 hospitalized and 48 deaths. Loudoun County has 3,384 cases with 204 hospitalized and 71 deaths and Prince William County has 8,267 cases (including Manassas and Manassas City), with 741 hospitalized and 138 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 125,974 in the DMV on Monday morning. Maryland reported 61,701 cases, Virginia reported 54,506 and Washington, DC reported 9,767. The death toll has reached a total of 4,872, with 2,811 in Maryland, 1,546 in Virginia and 515 in DC. (Virginia Department of Health; Maryland Department of Health; Stay Home DC!)
Reports on Saturday morning found that fewer than 1,000 Virginians were currently being hospitalized for COVID-19, and that cases are continuing to slow across the commonwealth and in Northern Virginia jurisdictions. “The number of new cases in Northern Virginia reported Saturday was 226, slightly up from the past few days, but it brought the region’s rolling seven-day average of new cases to below 300 for the first time since mid-April,” reports Inside NoVA. (Inside NoVA)
After a player on D.C. United tested positive for COVID-19 last week, the MLS team has been cleared to resume spring training for the first time since March. The player was not identified, but the team will begin training as soon as today, moving into practices that are more than voluntary individual sessions and small groups. (The Washington Post)
Dr. Anthony Fauci said over the weekend that a “return to normalcy” might not come until next year, in an article published in The Telegraph on Sunday. “It’s going to be really wait and see,” Fauci said. “My feeling, looking at what’s going on with the infection rate, I think it’s more likely measured in months rather than weeks,” he said referring to the timeline for rolling back restrictions. (WTOP)
Cases continue to surge in over a dozen states across the U.S. within just two weeks of the Memorial Day holiday. Hospitalizations rates are reaching beyond what was originally seen within the first two months of the pandemic, with Arkansas seeing a 120% hospitalization increase, and nearly a 75% increase in Arizona. “The evidence to me in the South and the West and some of the other places is that we opened too early in those states,” Nahid Bhadelia, medical director of the special pathogens unit at the Boston University School of Medicine, said. (The Washington Post)