There are currently 13,113,181 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, around the world and 3,364,181 confirmed cases across the country. The global total number of deaths stands at 573,288, and the United States’ at 135,615. Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University has been keeping up-to-date information through an interactive map.
As of Tuesday morning, Virginia had 71,642 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 6,765 people hospitalized, 1,968 deaths and 811,847 people tested. Fairfax has the highest total number of cases, with 14,556 to date, with 1,713 hospitalized and 500 deaths. Arlington has reported 2,626 cases with 422 hospitalized and 134 deaths. Alexandria has 2,456 cases with 249 hospitalized and 57 deaths. Loudoun County has 4,431 cases with 289 hospitalized and 99 deaths and Prince William County has 9,802 cases (including Manassas and Manassas City), with 859 hospitalized and 182 deaths. You can keep up with the commonwealth’s daily updates here. (Virginia Department of Health)
If you or someone you know is exhibiting symptoms for COVID-19, or has been exposed to someone who has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, please consider getting tested. Find a testing location near you here.
The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, tallied in at 156,075 in the DMV on Tuesday morning. Maryland reported 73,527 cases, Virginia reported 71,642 and Washington, DC reported 10,906. The death toll has reached a total of 5,730, with 3,194 in Maryland, 1,968 in Virginia and 568 in DC. (Virginia Department of Health; Maryland Department of Health; Stay Home DC!)
There’s been quite a lot of back an forth happening over whether or not, or how to safely, send kids back to school this fall. If you want a breakdown of how Northern Virginia jurisdictions are planning to move forward, check here. But note, Gov. Ralph Northam announced last Friday that if Virginia is unable to stay in phase three of the Forward Virginia plan, students will not be allowed to return to classrooms. “I want as much as anybody to get our kids back in school, but if our numbers don’t stay where they are, if we aren’t able to stay in phase three, then we’re not going to be able to move forward with that,” Northam told Richmond’s NBC 12. (Washington Business Journal)
Positive coronavirus cases continue to rise in the rest of Virginia, while cases in Northern Virginia hover around their lowest point in the past three months. State health officials are currently monitoring a spike in cases in the Hampton Roads region, where Virginia Beach and other nearby localities reported their highest daily numbers on Monday, since the start of the pandemic. Northern Virginia reported 161 new cases on Monday, with the seven-day average remaining at 151 cases per day, but the remainder of the state reported 811 new cases on Monday, bringing the statewide average to 640 new cases per day. (The Washington Post)