There are currently 17,053,700 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, around the world and 4,427,493 confirmed cases across the country. The global total number of deaths stands at 667,707 and the United States’ at 150,716. Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University has been keeping up-to-date information through an interactive map.
As of Thursday morning, Virginia had 87,993 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 7,738 people hospitalized, 2,125 deaths and 1,073,463 people tested. Fairfax has the highest total number of cases, with 15,570 to date, with 1,867 hospitalized and 519 deaths. Arlington has reported 2,857 cases with 431 hospitalized and 135 deaths. Alexandria has 2,759 cases with 266 hospitalized and 57 deaths. Loudoun County has 4,965 cases with 328 hospitalized and 109 deaths and Prince William County has 10,803 cases (including Manassas and Manassas City), with 937 hospitalized and 195 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 186,277 in the DMV on Thursday morning. Maryland reported 86,285 cases, Virginia reported 87,993 and Washington, DC reported 11,999. The death toll has reached a total of 6,056, with 3,347 in Maryland, 2,125 in Virginia and 584 in DC. (Virginia Department of Health; Maryland Department of Health; Stay Home DC!)
In June, Northern Virginia’s unemployment rate declined slightly to 8%, down from a revised rate of 8.3% in May but still significantly above the 2.5% rate recorded from the same time last year, according to the Virginia Employment Commission. The data shows that 132,000 NoVA residents were out of work and seeking employment in June, while the region’s workforce grew by about 21,000 to 1.52 million. Split by locality, the top five areas with the highest unemployment rates this June are Manassas Park, Prince William County, Manassas, Alexandria and Fairfax County. (Inside NoVA)
Famed annual events, OC BikeFest and the Delmarva Bike Week Maryland’s Eastern Shore, have officially been postponed due to the ongoing threat of the coronavirus pandemic. Both affairs are celebrating anniversaries this year (10th and 20th, respectively), but the celebrations will have to wait until September of 2021. OC BikeFest typically brings over 100,000 bikers to the Eastern Shore to enjoy rock concerts, which would have included The Blackhearts and Billy Idol, Joan Jett, The Destroyers, George Thorogood and Foghat this year. (WTOP)
Nearly 20 million Americans are likely to stop receiving emergency unemployment benefits this week, as Congress is “nowhere close to a deal” on a new coronavirus relief bill, according to a recent article from The Washington Post. Democrats and Republicans are at a standstill, which could cause problems for the millions of Americans who have relied on the $600 weekly payments and are no longer protected by the federal moratorium on evictions that expired last week. Plus, the pause comes at the same time as hospitalizations continue to rise across the United States, and the death toll soars. More than 1,4000 coronavirus-related deaths were reported nationwide on Wednesday, marking the worst daily death toll in more than two months. (The Washington Post)