7-day average of daily new reported cases per 100k since Feb. 29
District of Columbia
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Coronavirus case rates are on the increase in the District, Maryland and Virginia. While D.C. has brought back the indoor mask mandate as a response to increased transmission rates of the virus, Virginia and Maryland leaders have instead focused on increasing the vaccination rate.Jump to metric:
While nowhere as high as the winter surge, the rise in cases is driven, experts say, by relaxed restrictions on gatherings and mask mandates, remaining pockets of unvaccinated people, and the spread of the highly contagious delta variant.
Deaths, which often lag caseloads by several weeks, have fallen in the region since the spring.
New daily reported cases in D.C., Maryland and Virginia
At least have been reported since Feb. 29.
Many restrictions on dining, shopping and gathering have been lifted, allowing ebullient but wary residents to reunite with their loved ones and resume some of their pre-pandemic routines. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance in July, calling for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people to resume wearing masks in indoor public places in areas where coronavirus transmission rates are substantial or high. Much of Virginia is in this category, as is D.C. and about half of Maryland. While some jurisdictions, including D.C., Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, and Baltimore City, have opted to restore their indoor mask mandates, other jurisdictions have kept it optional. Businesses have the option of keeping mask requirements in place.
Teachers have been vaccinated in many places — and most school districts have resumed at least some in-person classes. Many are planning for nearly normal schooling in the fall.
Reported cases per 100,000 residents by county (7-day average)
Counties/cities with highest rates of reported cases
|Maryland||Reported cases per 100k||Avg. daily new cases per 100k|
|Virginia||Reported cases per 100k||Avg. daily new cases per 100k|
Virginia, Maryland and the District are no longer facing more demand for the vaccine than they have available supply. Each jurisdiction has shifted from an appointment-based system to extensive outreach and walk-in vaccination options. They are also offering incentives for people to get vaccinated, including a Maryland lottery program for people who have been vaccinated that had a top prize of $400,000, and a college scholarship lottery for Maryland teenagers who have gotten vaccinated. Counties are reporting wide disparities in the number of people vaccinated.
Doses of covid-19 vaccines administered per 100,000 residents
|Place||People partially vaccinated per 100k||People fully vaccinated per 100k||Pct. of pop. that has completed vaccination|
In April, as the supply of doses increased, eligibility opened to everyone over 16 in the District and across the country. In May, the CDC approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for 12-to-15-year-olds, prompting a surge of vaccinations among younger adolescents.
Tests reported per 100,000 residents
|State||Total tests per 100k||Tests in last 7 days per 100k||Percent positive in last 7 days|
Hospitalizations spiked to their highest levels of the pandemic in Virginia over the winter holidays, and were higher in Maryland and the District than at any point since the spring. While those numbers have since fallen, the seven-day average of hospitalizations in the region has been slowly increasing again since mid- to late June.
Intensive care hospitalizations are also rising, although they still are at low levels relative to much of the pandemic.
Reported covid-19 hospitalizations
|State||Currently hospitalized for covid per 100k||Currently occupied ICU beds per 100k||Change in hosp. from last week|
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Recent changes on this page
January 8, 2021 Added vaccination data.
December 15 Removed anomalous data (such as backlogged cases or deaths reported in bulk on the same day) from the rolling averages and other data improvements.
August 24 Replaced the modeled trend with a more standard 7-day rolling average of new daily cases and deaths.
July 23 Redesigned and added new features to the page, including visualizations of hospitalization data, a 14-day modeled trend of new reported cases and deaths, testing data and this changelog.