7-day average of daily new reported cases per 100k since Feb. 29
District of Columbia
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The coronavirus pandemic continues to impact life in the District, Maryland and Virginia, with an overwhelming number of cases and deaths over the past year; schools, social and commercial activity restricted; and governments struggling to get enough residents vaccinated to attain herd immunity.Jump to metric:
The number of new daily cases and deaths spiked to record levels over Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. Both metrics then declined steadily, though a reporting lag in Virginia caused a spike in recorded covid-19 deaths over several days in late February. In March, Maryland experienced a brief bump in cases driven primarily by the Baltimore metro region.
Deaths, which often lag caseloads by several weeks, are slowly trending downward. The appearance of new variants of the virus are stirring concern.
New daily reported cases in D.C., Maryland and Virginia
At least have been reported since Feb. 29.
Restrictions on dining and gatherings are gradually being lifted, and in late April, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) lifted the statewide outdoor mask mandate — though local jurisdictions have the option to keep it in place.
Teachers have been vaccinated in many places — and most major 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 still facing more demand for the vaccine than they have available supply, although demand is starting to taper off in rural localities, prompting officials to double down their outreach efforts. Counties have reported 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|
The District’s early vaccination data included a sizable number of non-residents because of the large number of health-care workers and other essential workers who commute into the District for work and were therefore eligible for vaccination there. In April, as the supply of doses increased, eligibility opened to everyone over 16 in the District and across the country.
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.
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.