7-day average of daily new reported cases per 100k since Feb. 29
District of Columbia
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Case rates dropped to record lows in the summer before surging again in the fall, driven in large part by relaxed restrictions on gatherings and the spread of the delta variant, largely among pockets of unvaccinated people. They plateaued in September — a testament to the effectiveness of the coronavirus vaccines, experts say — before ticking up again in early November.
But after the Christmas holiday, the region saw its highest seven-day averages of new cases at any point since the pandemic began in early 2020, fueled in part by the omicron variant.
Coronavirus-related deaths, which often lag caseloads by several weeks, are starting to decline after having sharply ticked up at the beginning of the year. In early March, D.C. announced it switched to weekly reporting of coronavirus cases and deaths, instead of daily reporting, citing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s new framework for estimating the amount of coronavirus in a community.
New daily reported cases in D.C., Maryland and Virginia
At least have been reported since Feb. 29.
D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) lifted the city’s indoor mask mandate and the city’s requirement that patrons of restaurants, bars, nightclubs, theaters, gyms and many other indoor businesses show proof of vaccination to enter. There is no statewide mask mandate in Virginia or Maryland, and although Maryland jurisdictions can opt for their own mandates, counties including Montgomery and Prince George’s have lifted them.
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|
Intensive-care hospitalizations have fallen after rising during the omicron surge.
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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August 17, 2022 Removed data on test positivity due to the increasing use of home COVID tests, most of which go unreported to health agencies. Removed vaccinations, as data on COVID vaccinations have become less instructive as the counts of those receiving initial shots or boosters drops.
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.