7-day average of daily new reported cases per 100k
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The novel coronavirus pandemic continues to impact life in the District, Maryland and Virginia, with cases and deaths surging, many schools still shut down, social and commercial activity restricted, and eligible people struggling to get vaccination appointments.Jump to metric:
The number of new daily cases and deaths initially peaked in April and early May, then declined sharply following a prolonged economic shutdown. But case numbers ticked up again after the region began to reopen in July, and spiked to record levels over Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s — as happened nationwide. Experts say the worst is yet to come.
The seven-day average of newly reported cases has jumped dramatically since early fall — from the high single digits in all three jurisdictions to about 40 in the District; 50 in Maryland and high 60s in Virginia.
New daily reported cases in D.C., Maryland and Virginia
At least have been reported since Feb. 29.
Restrictions on dining and gatherings remain in place across the region, along with mask mandates, although some jurisdictions that banned indoor dining completely during the holiday spike are now allowing it on a limited basis.
Reported cases per 100,000 residents since last week
Counties/cities with highest rates of reported cases
|Maryland||Reported cases per 100k||New cases in last 7 days per 100k|
|Virginia||Reported cases per 100k||New cases in last 7 days per 100k|
The arrival of the first two approved coronavirus vaccines has offered a sense of hope that the end of the pandemic could be approaching. But Virginia, Maryland and the District are all facing more demand for the vaccine than they have available supply, even as some segments of the population are reluctant to be vaccinated. In the charts below, the D.C. numbers include a sizable number of non-residents due to the large number of health-care workers and other essential workers who commute into the District for work and were therefore eligible for vaccination.
Doses of covid-19 vaccines administered per 100,000 residents
|State||Doses administered per 100k||Pct. of pop. that has completed vaccination|
Debates have erupted over who should have first access to scarce doses and appointments. Health-care workers were the first group to be offered the vaccine, followed by senior citizens and, in some cases, people with severe medical conditions. Now teachers and some other essential workers are also eligible.
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 have spiked to their highest levels of the pandemic in Virginia, and higher in Maryland and the District than at any point since the spring. In some cases, hospitals have become short-staffed or had to redirect some covid-19 patients to other facilities that have more room.
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.