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

More than 000,000 cases have been reported.

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7-day average of daily new reported cases per 100k since Feb. 29
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Coronavirus case rates are starting to tick up in the District, Maryland and Virginia as cooler weather sends more people indoors and D.C. relaxes its masking requirement. Vaccination rates have continued to climb up in all three jurisdictions, particularly after federal officials in November cleared the way for children ages 5 to 11 to get their shots.

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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.

Public health experts say infections are likely to continue increasing over the winter months as more people travel home for holidays. But local jurisdictions have disagreed on how to respond, with D.C. lifting its indoor mask mandate on the same weekend that Montgomery County, Md., reinstated its countywide requirement.

Covid-related deaths, which often lag caseloads by several weeks, have declined steadily since August.

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

At least have been reported since Feb. 29.

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Many restrictions on dining, shopping and gathering in the region 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 and Maryland is in this category, as is D.C. Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, as well as Baltimore City, have opted to keep their indoor mask mandates, with Prince George’s recently updating it to cover children ages 2 to 5. Other jurisdictions have kept it optional. Businesses can continue to keep mask requirements in place.

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Teachers have been vaccinated in many places and most school districts have resumed in-person classes for the fall, though debate over stringent quarantine policies, rapid testing and vaccine mandates continues amid virus outbreaks at schools.

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

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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 than 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 have started to bridge the large racial disparities among those vaccinated, though significant gaps persist between rural and urban areas.

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.

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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, 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 have increased recently along with the bump in cases, but not to the extent that they did during the winter surge in 2020. Hospital systems in rural parts of the region, where vaccination rates tend to be lower, say they’re struggling to keep up with the influx of patients who have yet to be immunized against the virus.

Intensive-care hospitalizations have also risen, though they are still at low levels relative to much of the pandemic.

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
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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 the District 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 are 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.

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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.