There are currently 8,052,090 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, around the world and 2,114,026 confirmed cases across the country. The global total number of deaths stands at 437,283, and the United States’ at 116,127. Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University has been keeping up-to-date information through an interactive map.
As of Tuesday morning, Virginia had 54,886 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 5,588 people hospitalized, 1,552 deaths and 476,573 people tested. Fairfax has the highest total number of cases, with 13,092 to date, with 1,500 hospitalized and 423 deaths. Arlington has reported 2,346 cases with 405 hospitalized and 125 deaths. Alexandria has 2,160 cases with 225 hospitalized and 48 deaths. Loudoun County has 3,404 cases with 204 hospitalized and 71 deaths and Prince William County has 8,306 cases (including Manassas and Manassas City), with 744 hospitalized and 144 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 126,717 in the DMV on Tuesday morning. Maryland reported 62,032 cases, Virginia reported 54,886 and Washington, DC reported 9,799. The death toll has reached a total of 4,884, with 2,811 in Maryland, 1,552 in Virginia and 515 in DC. (Virginia Department of Health; Maryland Department of Health; Stay Home DC!)
Fairfax County Public Schools has announced more details about its fall reopening plans, citing three different courses of action, ranging from in-person classes to virtual classes for all. Each plan is based on the state’s restrictions at the time, which could allow up to 50% of students to be in the physical classrooms, as well as other options for immunocompromised children and more. Find details of the full plan here. (The Washington Post)
A new model predicts the United States will see over 200,000 deaths from COVID-19 by October. “New projections from University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation anticipate that approximately 201,129 people in the United States will have died from the coronavirus by Oct. 1, a marked increase from previous estimates. The influential model’s last projection, released June 10, had anticipated 31,239 fewer deaths. Monday’s revised forecast reflects the uptick in new coronavirus cases and hospitalizations being reported in many states as restrictions are lifted and schools and businesses begin to reopen,” reports The Washington Post. (The Washington Post)
Patients with underlying conditions, such as heart disease or diabetes, have been found to be 12 times more likely to die of the novel coronavirus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released data this week that confirms the disproportionate impact on those with underlying health conditions, as well as minority groups. (The Washington Post)