7-day average of daily new reported cases per 100k since Feb. 29
District of Columbia
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Broad pandemic restrictions in the District, Maryland and Virginia have been lifted as vaccinations take hold and coronavirus cases fall to levels not seen since early in the pandemic. People are returning to restaurants and shops, gathering in larger groups and, under certain circumstances, taking off their masks. Although the region has yet to hit herd immunity, experts say they are cautiously hopeful that covid-19 infections and deaths will continue to diminish.Jump to metric:
The number of new daily cases and deaths spiked to record levels over Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s before declining steadily. By mid-May, the region’s seven-day average in new infections had dropped to the levels of more than a year earlier, during the first month of the pandemic.
Deaths, which often lag caseloads by several weeks, dropped significantly after the winter surge, but have plateaued since early April. Public health officials say they are still concerned about the potential spread of new variants of the virus.
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. Citing new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, all three jurisdictions have lifted their mask mandates for vaccinated residents, though people are still required to wear masks in certain situations, such as on public transit and in hospitals. 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, included a Maryland lottery program for people who have been vaccinated that has a top prize of $400,000. 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. But those numbers tailed off sharply in mid-January and are now at levels similar to the first weeks of the pandemic.
Intensive-care hospitalizations are also at extremely low levels relative to most 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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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.