There are currently 14,729,037 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, around the world and 3,831,430 confirmed cases across the country. The global total number of deaths stands at 610,565, and the United States’ at 140,909. Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University has been keeping up-to-date information through an interactive map.
As of Tuesday morning, Virginia had 78,375 (+945) confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 7,201 people hospitalized, 2,031 deaths and 917,501 people tested. The state’s current seven-day positivity rate is 7.7% (+.01%), and has been rising steadily over the past two weeks. Fairfax has the highest total number of cases, with 14,934 (+56) to date, with 1,793 hospitalized and 508 deaths. Arlington has reported 2,737 (+4) cases with 430 hospitalized and 135 deaths. Alexandria has 2,559 (+12) cases with 255 hospitalized and 56 deaths. Loudoun County has 4,670 (+23) cases with 317 hospitalized and 103 deaths and Prince William County has 10,193 (+42) cases (including Manassas and Manassas City), with 884 hospitalized and 189 deaths. You can keep up with the commonwealth’s daily updates here. (Virginia Department of Health)
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The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, tallied in at 168,399 in the DMV on Monday morning. Maryland reported 78,685 cases, Virginia reported 78,375 and Washington, DC reported 11,339. The death toll has reached a total of 5,862, with 3,252 in Maryland, 2,031 in Virginia and 579 in DC. (Virginia Department of Health; Maryland Department of Health; Stay Home DC!)
The Smithsonian announced on July 20, that two of the institutions will be reopening as of Friday, July 24. The National Zoo and the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly will reopen to the public with strict guidelines on safety and social distancing. Guests can get free, timed passes online before visiting. No other Smithsonian institutions will be reopening at this time. (WTOP)
On July 20, the race organizers behind the Marine Corps Marathon announced that the event will now be held virtually for the entire weekend in October. Due to the “ongoing public health concerns and the guidelines of local governments,” participants will instead be asked to run 26.2 miles on their own in order to receive their finisher medal, organizers said. Previously, the companion MCM10K and MCM Kids Run were made virtual-only, while the main event was still set to be run on Sunday, Oct. 25, reported ARLNow. Runners who are uninterested in running 26.2 miles on their own can also defer their registration to next year, request partial refunds and more. (ARL Now)
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, will throw the ceremonial first pitch at the Washington National’s season-opening game against the New York Yankees on Thursday, July 23. “Dr. Fauci has been a true champion for our country during the COVID-19 pandemic and throughout his distinguished career, so it is only fitting that we honor him as we kick off the 2020 season and defend our World Series Championship title,” the team said in a statement. (WTOP)
Seven states reported record-highs for coronavirus hospitalizations yesterday, including Florida, Georgia, Nevada, Kentucky, North Dakota, Arkansas and Montana. Health officials in the largest counties in Maryland are requesting a rollback of reopening, and Kentucky restored its limits on in-person gatherings. (The Washington Post)