There are currently 12,066,045 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, around the world and 3,055,144 confirmed cases across the country. The global total number of deaths stands at 550,135, and the United States’ at 132,309. Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University has been keeping up-to-date information through an interactive map.
As of Thursday morning, Virginia had 67,375 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 6,577 people hospitalized, 1,905 deaths and 735,207 people tested. Fairfax has the highest total number of cases, with 14,253 to date, with 1,696 hospitalized and 495 deaths. Arlington has reported 2,558 cases with 422 hospitalized and 132 deaths. Alexandria has 2,408 cases with 242 hospitalized and 57 deaths. Loudoun County has 4,282 cases with 283 hospitalized and 98 deaths and Prince William County has 9,577 cases (including Manassas and Manassas City), with 847 hospitalized and 175 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 148,878 in the DMV on Thursday morning. Maryland reported 70,861 cases, Virginia reported 67,375 and Washington, DC reported 10,642. The death toll has reached a total of 5,618, with 3,149 in Maryland, 1,905 in Virginia and 564 in DC. (Virginia Department of Health; Maryland Department of Health; Stay Home DC!)
The United States set another record on Wednesday, reporting 62,571 new cases across the country, including 9,979 in Texas and 11,694 in California. The total number of cases has now surpassed 3 million in the United States, with the death toll reaching over 130,000 as of Thursday morning. Across the country, hospitals are once again warning of declining ICU beds to admit patients, as well as a lack of protective equipment (including masks and gloves). Testing centers are facing the same struggles with a lack of materials, as well as facing long lines that threaten to close the testing sites within minutes due to the volume of people looking to get tested for COVID-19. (The Washington Post)
School districts across the country are making tough decisions when it comes to welcoming back students. Many are postponing the start of the school year, with Arizona and West Virginia both announcing they will postpone reopening until both states see a significant drop in the number of cases. New York City announced students will return to school only up to three days per week, with a mostly hybrid schedule of remote learning and in-person instruction. To find out more about how Northern Virginia schools are approaching the upcoming school year, check here. (The Washington Post)
Summer camps across the country have mostly turned virtual, other than a few exceptions (with some here in Virginia), but one of the country’s largest summer camp outbreaks has been reported in Missouri, where 82 campers, counselors and staff at an overnight camp have tested positive for COVID-19. (The Washington Post)