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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Wednesday, May 13:
- Maryland will lift its stay-at-home order on May 15 at 5 p.m. Montgomery and Prince George's have made it clear they're not ready to move into Stage 1 of recovery when the rest of the state does.
- D.C. health officials have extended stay-at-home orders in the District until June 8.
- The District's doubling time -- the time it takes for total cases to double -- has slowed to more than a month for the first time since the pandemic began.
- Also in D.C., the seven-day average for daily new cases has been on a downward trend for four days.
- In Maryland, new case numbers have been below the weekly average for the past three days.
- Meanwhile in Virginia, which begins partial reopening on Friday, new cases have been trending upward for three days. Northern Virginia won't begin reopening on May 15.
- On Wednesday, the DMV reported the following new case counts:
- DC: 99 new cases, bringing the total to 6,584 -- 350 people have now died of COVID-19 in the District.
- Maryland: 751 new cases, bringing the total to 34,812 -- 1,643 people have now died in Maryland from COVID-19.
- Virginia: 946 new cases, bringing the total to 26,746 -- 937 people have now died of COVID-19 in the commonwealth.
Tuesday, May 12:
- Northern Virginia can delay reopening until May 29, according to a new executive order signed by Gov. Ralph Northam.
- The seven-day average for D.C.'s daily cases continues on a downward trend, with the District now reporting 6,584 confirmed cases of COVID-19. A total of 250 people have died.
- Metro announces a requirement to wear face masks when using bus or rail.
- The DMV as a whole reported its lowest number of daily new cases since April 29.
- Also, DMV cases as a whole grew by only 2 percent today -- the lowest daily growth rate since the pandemic began.
- D.C. and Maryland's doubling time -- the number of days it requires total cases to double -- has also hit its slowest pace yet: 25 days for D.C.; and 23 days for Maryland.
- D.C.’s daily cases have dropped for four days straight, and its seven-day average is also on a downward trend.
- In Maryland, the state reported 70 new deaths on Tuesday -- its highest single-day count from the virus.
- D.C. is now reporting 6,485 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 335 deaths.
- Maryland is reporting 34,061 cases and 1,643 deaths.
- Virginia is reporting 25,800 cases and 730 deaths.
Updates on coronavirus cases come from health departments between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. every day.
- Criteria for Phase One of reopening is 14-day decline in number of cases.
- 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 June 8.
- 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
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.
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