As DC, Maryland and Virginia report an increasing number of coronovirus cases, some businesses in the region are ready for new restrictions to be imposed at the end of the weekend.
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Maryland added a record number of new coronovirus cases on Saturday: 2,321. This is the first time a day’s jump was over 2,000 cases.
DC’s daily case rate is still climbing and was hospitalized in Virginia for the first time since May.
Leaders are working this week to combat the spread of the virus by restoring sanctions.
Low capacity on restaurants and strict limits on the size collected on Sunday in parts of our region, in Prince George’s County at 5 pm and in Virginia at midnight. Earlier this week, he made an impact for all of Maryland and Montgomery counties.
Earlier this week, DC Mayor Muriel Boeser said she is not ruling out the possibility of some opening of number two if the number gets worse.
Prince George’s County has allowed two hotels to reopen after closing due to violations of coronovirus restrictions.
The AC Hotel and Hampton Inn & Suites in National Harbor reopened around noon Saturday.
About a month later, Prince George’s County Police were spotted outside the Hampton Inn and Suites in National Harbor, in which the teen participated.
According to the notice posted in each business, the hotel was ordered to shutter “to protect health and safety”.
Coronavirus cases by Niharika in DC
What does the data show
Maryland reported more than 2,300 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, breaking records a day earlier.
After a week where this record was broken several times, the average number of daily coronovirus cases in the state is 1,596.
In the past, 20 people have died in Maryland from COVID-19. A total of 4,144 deaths have been reported since the epidemic began.
Prince George’s County is taking the toughest stand ever against violators of its coronovirus rules. County leaders are temporarily closing two hotels in National Harbor, saying they have ignored months of warnings. Prince George’s County Bureau Chief Tracy Wilkins reports what lies ahead.
Other metrics point to a worsening crisis in Maryland.
The statewide positivity rate has increased to 6.16%. A total of 920 Marylanders are hospitalized with COVID-19, an increase of 120% in the previous month.
DC reported the city’s first COVID-19 death of a 55-year-old woman since Monday.
Currently the daily case rate is 17.8 per 100,000 population, which indicates that the “substantial” community is spread above the phase two targets.
In a positive sign, the hospital utilization rate increased slightly from 90% to 88.2% between Friday and Saturday, bringing that metric back to line-two goals.
Subsequently, two fewer patients with COVID-19 were reported to be hospitalized in the city.
DC’s seven-day rolling average case now stands at 132. For the last four days, the average has been in the three digits, nothing has been seen since May.
The case of Virginia is not growing rapidly. The state on Saturday counted 1,008 new cases, which is lower than the seven-day average of 1,042.
Hospitalizations are increasing steadily. On Saturday, 1,019 Virginians were hospitalized with a confirmed COVID-19 case. He is up from 798 a week ago.
The last time more than 1,000 people were hospitalized in Virginia with coronovirus.
The map below shows the number of diagnosed coronovirus cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
Coronavirus Cases DC in Maryland and Virginia
COVID-19 Cases Populated by DC and County in Maryland and Virginia
Local Coronavirus Headlines
- Maryland increased the capacity of indoor dining establishments and urged people to travel to states where coronovirus is spreading very rapidly.
- Montgomery County has reduced capacity limits in many businesses, including up to 25% for indoor food. The county first stopped giving discounts for the sale of alcohol after 10 p.m.
- Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said his administration is focusing on promoting healthy behavior such as wearing masks rather than reopening as cases increase, frequent hand washing and social disturbances.
- The mayor of DC raised the city’s coronovirus state into an emergency situation by the end of the year.
- State officials said Maryland child care providers can return to the full teacher-to-child ratio for which they are licensed, and some nursing homes will be able to resume indoor travel.
- The counties of Montgomery and Prince George are among those who did not enter phase three with the state of Maryland. Here is a roundup of counties in our area.
- Prince George’s County allowed tanning salons, banquet halls and other businesses to open with restrictions. Authorities recently adjusted some other regulations as well. Read more.
- Maryland government Larry Hogan authorized all public schools in the state to resume “safely” as state matrix reforms on coronoviruses show. The state has strongly suggested that local school districts bring students back to schools but cannot force them to do so, Hogan said. Montgomery and Prince George’s schools both confirmed that they were not changing plans to put classes online in the first half of the school year.
- According to the county executive office, Prince George’s County re-issued an executive order to reopen its phase two due to an uproar in coronovirus cases.
- Virginia opened three restaurants on July 1, banning restaurants, stores, gyms and pools. Northam has said that further sanctions may be implemented if matters continue to escalate.
- DC entered June 22, allowing indoor dining, gyms, libraries and houses of worship to be reopened with restrictions.
- Montgomery County entered on 2 June 19, reopening with a ban gym, house of worship, indoor dining and retail.
How to be safe
There are ways to reduce your risk of catching coronavirus. The CDC guidelines are as follows:
- Anyone over 2 years of age should wear a mask or face cover. Keep it above your nose and mouth.
- Wash your hands often. When you do, clean with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. As a backup, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid close contact with anyone living outside your home. This means being six feet away from anyone outside your circle, even if you have worn a mask.
- Always cover cough and sneeze.
- Clean and germinate frequently touched surfaces.