There are currently 9,632,969 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, around the world and 2,422,312 confirmed cases across the country. The global total number of deaths stands at 489,854, and the United States’ at 124,415. Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University has been keeping up-to-date information through an interactive map.
As of Friday morning, Virginia had 59,946 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 5,995 people hospitalized, 1,675 deaths and 590,404 people tested. Fairfax has the highest total number of cases, with 13,611 to date, with 1,586 hospitalized and 457 deaths. Arlington has reported 2,445 cases with 416 hospitalized and 127 deaths. Alexandria has 2,271 cases with 231 hospitalized and 50 deaths. Loudoun County has 3,739 cases with 261 hospitalized and 85 deaths and Prince William County has 8,855 cases (including Manassas and Manassas City), with 777 hospitalized and 158 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 135,882 in the DMV on Friday morning. Maryland reported 65,777 cases, Virginia reported 59,946 and Washington, DC reported 10,159. The death toll has reached a total of 5,219, with 3,001 in Maryland, 1,675 in Virginia and 543 in DC. (Virginia Department of Health; Maryland Department of Health; Stay Home DC!)
Unemployment claims in Northern Virginia are nearing 250,000 since the pandemic began in mid-March. “The Virginia Employment Commission reported Thursday that 5,279 Northern Virginia residents filed initial claims for unemployment benefits in the week ending June 20. That was down 9.2% from the preceding week and marks the 11th straight week of declines since a high of 47,708 claims filed in the week ending April 4. However, it is still 10 times pre-pandemic levels. And the total number of first-time claims filed since March 15 from the region is now 248,942,” reported InsideNoVA. (InsideNoVA)
More changes are coming to this year’s scheduled Marine Corps Marathon. In order to still host the late-October event, the MCM is planning to keep a time limit on all participants (an average of 12 minutes per mile), as well as send participants out in waves to avoid large gatherings. The organization is encouraging people to participate virtually for the 45th annual event as well, and more details are sure to come as we get closer to the fall. (Marine Corps Marathon)
DC Mayor Muriel Bowser is encouraging local residents to stay home for the July 4 holiday this year, amidst the coronavirus pandemic. “We want to send a message to our residents to enjoy the Fourth of July, to celebrate, according to our guidance, and to do it at home,” Bowser said during a Thursday press conference. “It’s also critical that we remember that, not just on the Fourth of July, but as we move through our phase two reopening, that the virus has not disappeared. It is still in our community,” Bowser said.” (WTOP)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention chief Robert Redfield warned on Thursday that the nation’s actual number of coronavirus cases could be 10 times higher than what officials have confirmed through testing. This estimate indicates that not 2.4 million would have tested positive for the virus, but that 24 million would have. (The Washington Post)
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