More than 00,000 people have died from coronavirus in D.C., Maryland and Virginia

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Coronavirus case rates are at record levels in D.C., Maryland and Virginia as the highly contagious omicron variant becomes the predominant variant in the country.

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Case rates dropped to record lows in the summer before resurging in the fall, driven in large part by relaxed restrictions on gatherings and the spread of the highly contagious 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 the highest seven-day averages of new cases at any point since the pandemic began in early 2020, fueled in part by the omicron variant. Leaders — including Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) and the county executives of Prince George’s and Baltimore — have themselves tested positive for coronavirus.

Coronavirus-related deaths, which often lag caseloads by several weeks, have so far not been rapidly increasing.

New daily reported cases in D.C., Maryland and Virginia

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As cases rose in December, D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) reinstated the city’s indoor mask mandate and announced that patrons of many businesses in the city, including restaurants, bars, nightclubs, theaters and gyms, will have to show proof of vaccination beginning Jan. 15. There is no statewide mask mandate in Virginia or Maryland, although Maryland jurisdictions can opt for their own mandates. Montgomery, Prince George’s, Howard and Baltimore counties all have indoor mask mandates in place.

[U.S. coronavirus cases and state maps: Tracking cases, deaths]

Teachers have been vaccinated in many places and most school districts resumed in-person classes in the fall, though debate over stringent quarantine policies, rapid testing and vaccine mandates has continued amid virus outbreaks at schools. In mid-December, Prince George’s public schools announced that all classes would be virtual through mid-January because of the viral surge. And on Dec. 29, D.C. Public Schools announced that it would require a negative coronavirus test for students and staff returning from the winter holidays.

Reported cases per 100,000 residents by county (7-day average)

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Counties/cities with highest rates of reported cases

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MarylandReported cases per 100kAvg. daily new cases per 100k
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Virginia, Maryland and D.C. are no longer facing more demand for vaccine doses than available supply. Each jurisdiction has shifted from an appointment-based system to extensive outreach and walk-in vaccination options. Counties have started to bridge the large racial disparities among those vaccinated, though significant gaps persist in who is opting for booster doses, which experts say are essential to address waning immunity.

Doses of covid-19 vaccines administered per 100,000 residents

Doses administered per day
PlacePeople partially vaccinated per 100kPeople fully vaccinated per 100kPct. of pop. that has completed vaccination

Note: Partially vaccinated shows people who have received one dose of a two-dose vaccine. Fully vaccinated shows people who have completed vaccination, either through both doses of a two-dose vaccine, or a single dose of a one-dose vaccine.

[Tracking coronavirus vaccinations: Doses and people vaccinated by state]

In April, as the supply of doses increased, eligibility opened to everyone over 16 in D.C. and across the country. In May, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for 12-to-15-year-olds, prompting a surge of vaccinations among younger adolescents, and in early November, the agency expanded eligibility to those ages 5 to 11.

Tests reported per 100,000 residents

Positive tests
Negative tests
StateTotal tests per 100kTests in last 7 days per 100kPercent positive in last 7 days

Note: The total number of tests is calculated as reported negative tests plus reported positive tests. The percent positive is calculated as reported positive tests in the last seven days divided by total reported tests in the last seven days. The last seven days are counted from the most recent date reported.

Hospitalizations also have surged in the region, with D.C. in late December recording the highest number of suspected and confirmed covid-19 inpatients ever during the pandemic. The uptick, combined with a shortage in health-care staff, has caused some hospitals in the region to say they are overwhelmed. The president of the Maryland Hospital Association in late December called on Hogan to reinstate a public health emergency.

Intensive-care hospitalizations have also risen.

Reported covid-19 hospitalizations

Currently hospitalized
Filled ICU beds
StateCurrently hospitalized for covid per 100kCurrently occupied ICU beds per 100kChange in hosp. from last week
About this page

This case tracker relies on data provided by the Maryland, D.C. and Virginia health departments. Earlier in the pandemic, The Washington Post made small adjustments to some of the data to account for unexplained fluctuations in the state reports. On May 1, with the number of cases exceeding 45,000, The Post switched to a more automated process that does not allow for those adjustments. This resulted in a minor fluctuation in the state totals on May 1 and some small discrepancies in the historical data shown for April 25. Deaths are recorded on the dates they are announced, not necessarily the dates they occur.

Hospitalization data since July 15, 2020, is from the Department of Health and Human Services TeleTracking and HHS Protect hospital reporting systems. It updates once daily by early afternoon but should be considered provisional until updated with weekly historical HHS data. Hospitalization data before July 15 was provided by state health departments.

Data on vaccination doses administered is from the CDC. The data includes vaccinations administered by the Defense Department, Veterans Health Administration, Indian Health Service and Bureau of Prisons attributed to the state in which they were given. Vaccination totals for D.C. include a sizable number of nonresidents who commute into D.C. from neighboring states for work.

Testing data is from the Covid-19 Tracking Project.

All numbers are provisional and may be revised by the jurisdictions.

The seven-day rolling average uses the past seven days of new daily reported cases or deaths to calculate a daily average, starting from the most recent full day of data.

Population data is based on five-year estimates from the 2019 American Community Survey by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Originally published March 13, 2020.

Design and development by Leslie Shapiro, Youjin Shin and Chris Alcantara. Story by Rebecca Tan. Dana Hedgpeth, Fenit Nirappil, Kevin Uhrmacher, Gabriel Florit, Danielle Rindler, Armand Emamdjomeh, Rachel Chason, Erin Cox, Lola Fadulu, Antonio Olivo, Jenna Portnoy, Patricia Sullivan, Laura Vozzella, Ovetta Wiggins, Perry Stein and Hannah Natanson also contributed to this report.

Contact the team at dmvcoronavirustracker@washpost.com

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.