There are currently 8,509,393 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, around the world and 2,191,200 confirmed cases across the country. The global total number of deaths stands at 454,513, and the United States’ at 118,435. Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University has been keeping up-to-date information through an interactive map.
As of Friday morning, Virginia had 56,238 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 5,744 people hospitalized, 1,586 deaths and 499,599 people tested. Fairfax has the highest total number of cases, with 13,209 to date, with 1,529 hospitalized and 431 deaths. Arlington has reported 2,382 cases with 409 hospitalized and 126 deaths. Alexandria has 2,186 cases with 229 hospitalized and 48 deaths. Loudoun County has 3,499 cases with 228 hospitalized and 82 deaths and Prince William County has 8,414 cases (including Manassas and Manassas City), with 757 hospitalized and 147 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 129,370 in the DMV on Friday morning. Maryland reported 63,229 cases, Virginia reported 56,238 and Washington, DC reported 9,903. The death toll has reached a total of 4,999, with 2,886 in Maryland, 1,586 in Virginia and 527 in DC. (Virginia Department of Health; Maryland Department of Health; Stay Home DC!)
In a Thursday afternoon press conference, Gov. Ralph Northam gave a preview to the commonwealth’s future phase three reopening of the Forward Virginia plan. Although Northam has not announced a date on when the state could enter the third phase (expected to begin later this month), the details include a cap on large gatherings at 250 people, up from 50, no limitations on the capacity of restaurants and retail businesses (with proper social distancing orders in place), indoor gyms and fitness centers will be able to host up to 75% capacity, and barbershops and hair salons would be able to take walk-in appointments with proper face masks and social distancing measures. Entertainment venues would be given the green light for the first time since mid-March, allowing zoos, museums and more to open at 50% capacity with a cap of 1,000 people at outdoor venues. Swimming pools could operate at 75% capacity as well. Other rules and restrictions will stay: Face masks will continue to be mandatory and overnight summer camps will remain closed. As cases rise across the U.S. and with the Fourth of July on the horizon, residents should keep an eye out for delays on phase three reopening in Virginia. (The Washington Post)