There are currently 16,762,605 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, around the world and 4,352,304 confirmed cases across the country. The global total number of deaths stands at 661,012 and the United States’ at 149,260. Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University has been keeping up-to-date information through an interactive map.
As of Wednesday morning, Virginia had 86,994 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 7,686 people hospitalized, 2,095 deaths and 1,056,148 people tested. Fairfax has the highest total number of cases, with 15,509 to date, with 1,858 hospitalized and 519 deaths. Arlington has reported 2,843 cases with 431 hospitalized and 135 deaths. Alexandria has 2,749 cases with 266 hospitalized and 57 deaths. Loudoun County has 4,939 cases with 328 hospitalized and 108 deaths and Prince William County has 10,735 cases (including Manassas and Manassas City), with 934 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 184,463 in the DMV on Wednesday morning. Maryland reported 85,524 cases, Virginia reported 86,994 and Washington, DC reported 11,945. The death toll has reached a total of 6,005, with 3,327 in Maryland, 2,095 in Virginia and 583 in DC. (Virginia Department of Health; Maryland Department of Health; Stay Home DC!)
The Washington Metro Area Transit Authority (WMATA) announced Wednesday, July 29 that it is losing millions per day in revenue due to decreased ridership during the coronavirus pandemic, General Manager Paul Wiedefeld said in a statement. According to data, the transit system has suffered roughly $2 million in lost revenue every weekday since March when the pandemic began. Although Metro continues to run on a limited schedule right now, the organization has requested increased federal funding to avert cuts. (WTOP)
Stafford County’s school board has become the latest entity to announce it would begin the school year virtually for nearly all elementary, middle and high school students due to the ongoing threat caused by the coronavirus. While there are some students who are exempt, exactly who that will be is still being decided, according to the school board’s chairwoman, Holly Hazard. (WTOP)
Russia announced Wednesday, July 29, that it would start production of a coronavirus vaccine as early as September, according to an article from The Washington Post. The vaccine, which is being developed by the Gamaleya Institute in Moscow, has already gone through two phases of clinical trials and is expected to be registered in August. (The Washington Post)