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Coronavirus in the DMV: May 10

The coronavirus impact on the DMV continues to grow. Here are the updates for May 10.

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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Sunday, May 10:

  • Northern Virginia leaders send a joint letter to Governor Ralph Northam and a memo from the Northern Virginia Health Directors to the State Director explaining their decision to not reopen their counties despite the governor's plan.
  • D.C. reports an increase of 170 new positive coronavirus cases, bringing the District’s overall positive case total to 6,272.
  • Five additional inmates in D.C. Department of Corrections custody tested positive for coronavirus, officials with the jail confirmed Sunday, May 10.

Saturday, May 9:

  • Montgomery County officials said they do not feel ready to reopen, despite Gov. Larry Hogan relaxing certain outdoor activity restrictions 

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  • D.C. health officials report 203 new cases of coronavirus. An additional 7 people have died. The new cases bring the District's case total to 6,102, with  311 lives lost.
  • Maryland reports 1,049 new cases of coronavirus in the state and an additional 57 deaths. It's the fourth day in a row the state has seen case increases in the thousands. Over the past seven days, Maryland has averaged 1,008 new cases.
  • Virginia reports an additional 854 cases of coronavirus in the state. Health officials say an additional 15 people have died. In total, Virginia reports 23,196 cases and 827 deaths.

Read previous updates here.

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

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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