There are currently 16,264,048 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, around the world and 4,234,140 confirmed cases across the country. The global total number of deaths stands at 648,966 and the United States’ at 146,935. Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University has been keeping up-to-date information through an interactive map.
As of Monday morning, Virginia had 84,567 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 7,593 people hospitalized, 2,078 deaths and 1,025,066 people tested. Fairfax has the highest total number of cases, with 15,304 to date, with 1,851 hospitalized and 515 deaths. Arlington has reported 2,807 cases with 431 hospitalized and 135 deaths. Alexandria has 2,695 cases with 265 hospitalized and 57 deaths. Loudoun County has 4,820 cases with 325 hospitalized and 106 deaths and Prince William County has 10,508 cases (including Manassas and Manassas City), with 930 hospitalized and 194 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 180,095 in the DMV on Monday morning. Maryland reported 83,748 cases, Virginia reported 84,567 and Washington, DC reported 11,780. The death toll has reached a total of 5,968, with 3,309 in Maryland, 2,078 in Virginia and 581 in DC. (Virginia Department of Health; Maryland Department of Health; Stay Home DC!)
Gov. Ralph Northam issued a new warning over the weekend for the public to follow health guidelines, as hospitalizations due to COVID-19 in Northern Virginia hit a new low on Sunday. In a press conference, Gov. Northam noted that “if numbers don’t come down,” which they did not in other parts of the state, Virginia would have to take “additional steps to blunt the spread of this virus.” (Inside NoVA)
While cases of the novel coronavirus are declining in Northern Virginia, the state of Virginia reported its fourth highest daily number of new coronavirus cases over the weekend on Saturday, attributed largely in part to a delay in entering data caused by a surge in cases in Virginia Beach, according to the Virginia Department of Health. The number reached 1,245 on Saturday, marking the third time in the past four days that Virginia has exceeded 1,000 new cases. According to the data, the majority of new cases came from the Eastern Region of the state, which includes Virginia Beach. (Inside NoVA)
As of Monday, July 27, travelers into Washington, DC from over half the country will have to self-quarantine for two due weeks due to a widespread escalation in new coronavirus cases. The self-quarantine order is on 27 high-risk states, including now hot spots like California, Florida and Texas. In a statement, Mayor Muriel Bowser said, “We know, unfortunately, that there are states that are seeing significant spikes and new cases. We know that there are places where people are not being as cautious or making the sacrifices that we’re making here in DC.” The ban does not include people traveling to and from Maryland and Virginia, and will continue until at least Monday, Aug. 10. (WTOP)
Large-scale clinical trials that will test the effectiveness and safety of experimental vaccines against the novel coronavirus are now underway, as of Monday, July 27. Biotechnology company Moderna, in collaboration with the U.S. government, is leading the trials, marking a major milestone in the fight against the coronavirus. The trials come at a key time, as the U.S. reported 59,737 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, pushing the total number of cases that have been reported since February above 4 million. (The Washington Post)