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Coronavirus in the DMV: April 27

The coronavirus impact on the DMV continues to grow. Here are the details for April 27.

WASHINGTON — The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is spreading across the DMV, leading to unprecedented changes to our everyday life to reduce the disease.


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Monday, April 27:

  • D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced the leaders that will oversee the Reopen D.C. Advisory Group. She also shared details on the city's hospital surge plan and effort to give D.C. hospital's a $25 million grant to accommodate a surge.
  • Maryland announces 906 new cases, 50 new hospitalizations and 31 additional deaths due to COVID-19. The total number of cases in Maryland is just under 20,000. The state also announced it would start releasing coronavirus case counts for individual nursing homes this week. 
  • DC confirms 51 additional positive coronavirus cases, bringing the District's total to 3,892. There are 185 coronavirus-related deaths in the city, including the recent death of a 17-year-old boy.
  • Virginia reports 13,535 positive COVID-19 cases and 458 deaths in the state.

Updates on coronavirus cases come from health departments between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. every day.  

Key Facts

  • Criteria for Phase One of reopening is 14-day decline in number of cases. You can see how many cases have been reported each day below.
  • events with more than 10 people remain banned. 
  • D.C.-Baltimore area recognized as "emerging hot spot" 
  • D.C., Maryland, and Virginia are under States of Emergency
  • D.C., Maryland and Virginia remain under stay-at-home orders
  • Face masks required for shoppers on essential trips in D.C. and Maryland
  • Restaurants are carry-out, drive-through or delivery only
  • Teleworking for non-essential D.C. government workers is extended in the District until May 15
  • Public schools in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia are closed. 
  • Maryland, Virginia and D.C. have ordered all non-essential businesses to close
  • Maryland and Virginia primaries delayed
  • The first case was discovered on March 5

Sunday, April 26:

  • Two additional residents in DOC custody have tested positive for COVID-19. A total of 52 residents who tested positive are in isolation; 72 individuals who recovered have been returned to the general population.
  • Maryland reports an additional 815 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of cases to 18,581. There are 827 deaths reported in the state.
  • D.C. health officials confirm 142 new positive COVID-19 cases, bringing the District’s total number of cases to 3,841. There are 178 coronavirus-related deaths in the city.
  • Virginia reports 12,970 positive coronavirus cases and 448 deaths in the state. 

Saturday, April 25:

  • 13 additional residents in DOC custody have tested positive for COVID-19. A total of 54 residents who tested positive are in isolation and 68 individuals who recovered from their illness have been returned to the general population.
  • D.C. health officials now report 3,699 cases of coronavirus in the District. An increase of 171 new cases in a 24-hour period. Health officials reported 12 additional deaths, bringing D.C.'s total to 165.
  • Maryland reports more than 1,000 new cases of coronavirus in the state and one of the largest single-day increases of deaths of 74, bringing the state's total to 797. Health officials say there are now 17,766 total cases in Maryland. 3,760 people have been hospitalized by the virus, and 797 people have died.
  • Virginia reports an increase of 772 cases overnight, with 12,366 cases now in the commonwealth -- the highest single-day increase.1,942 people have been hospitalized by the virus, and 436 people have died, according to health officials.

Read previous updates here.

What precautions should you take?

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol if soap and water are unavailable.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

Check the status of the virus in your state with your state health department's websites by tapping below:

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