There are currently 8,975,776 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, around the world and 2,280,969 confirmed cases across the country. The global total number of deaths stands at 468,724, and the United States’ at 119,977. Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University has been keeping up-to-date information through an interactive map.
As of Monday morning, Virginia had 57,994 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 5,840 people hospitalized, 1,611 deaths and 543,186 people tested. Fairfax has the highest total number of cases, with 13,419 to date, with 1,555 hospitalized and 435 deaths. Arlington has reported 2,418 cases with 412 hospitalized and 126 deaths. Alexandria has 2,227 cases with 231 hospitalized and 49 deaths. Loudoun County has 3,585 cases with 248 hospitalized and 83 deaths and Prince William County has 8,652 cases (including Manassas and Manassas City), with 762 hospitalized and 154 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 132,320 in the DMV on Monday morning. Maryland reported 64,306 cases, Virginia reported 57,994 and Washington, DC reported 10,020. The death toll has reached a total of 5,081, with 2,937 in Maryland, 1,611 in Virginia and 533 in DC. (Virginia Department of Health; Maryland Department of Health; Stay Home DC!)
Five graduating seniors who attended a modified graduation ceremony in Fredericksburg have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The students attended James Monroe High School and all were present at the modified commencement ceremony last Monday. Superintendent Marceline Catlett has been working with local health department officials and has said the spread risk to other students remains low. (WTOP)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will be conducting a survey in Manassas, Manassas Park and Prince William County starting today, Monday, June 22. The survey is part of an effort to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus in zip codes with the highest number of cases, as well as in the Latino community, which has seen a disproportionate impact from COVID-19. The CDC team will be going house-to-house with a 30-question survey and will only collect data related to health care and COVID-19; no personal data will be collected and the survey is voluntary. (WTOP)
Washington, DC will enter phase two of the District’s reopening plan starting today, which allows for indoor dining to resume, as well as the reopening of museums and the National Zoo. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser is still encouraging all to wear masks and maintain proper social distancing, and certain restrictions are still in effect, including bans on contact sports, swimming pools, mixed-use facilities and bars, and more. (Stay Home DC)
A study from Virginia Commonwealth University suggests that mask-wearing can dramatically reduce death rates from COVID-19. The university’s article has not yet gone through the peer-review process (often considered standard procedure for accurate, citable research articles), but conducted a thorough study on 198 countries and the death rates per capita, and how the statistics related in areas where mask-wearing was required. “An initial examination of all 198 countries found that the per-capita mortality rate in places that weren’t recommending masks tended to increase each week by 54.3%. In countries recommending masks, the rate increased by just 8%,” reported InsideNoVA. (InsideNoVA)
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced 183,020 new confirmed coronavirus cases on Sunday, June 21, the highest daily rise since the pandemic began. A majority of the confirmed cases came from North America and South America. (The Washington Post)
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