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Coronavirus in DC, Maryland, Virginia: What to Know on April 15

Here's what to know about COVID-19 data, vaccinations and reopenings for D.C., Maryland and Virginia

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What the Data Shows

Maryland and Virginia are speeding ahead with vaccinations: More than a third of residents have received at least one dose, compared to about a quarter of D.C. residents.

D.C. counted 106 new cases on Thursday and two more residents died. The average number of people who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 each of the past seven days is 117, down from yesterday.

Current hospitalizations fell to 122.

D.C. had administered more than 387,000 vaccinations, with 26.2% of residents partially or fully vaccinated as of April 9.

Maryland counted 1,444 new cases on Thursday and 19 residents died. The seven-day average grew to 1,425.

Hospitalizations continued growing to 1,244 — the highest number since February.

Just over 36% of Marylanders have been partially or fully vaccinated.

Virginia’s cases grew by 1,032 and 21 more residents died. The seven-day average fell by 66 cases to 1,032. Currently hospitalized COVID-19 patients number 906, fewer than yesterday.

Nearly 38% of Virginians have received at least one vaccine dose.

Colleges and universities must decided whether to require students get vaccinated. News4's Darcy Spencer reports on decisions being made locally.

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Key Charts and Graphs

The vaccinated population in D.C. may be overestimated in this map because some non-residents who work in D.C. are included in the totals.


Vaccination Portals by County

As vaccinations in our region ramp up, here's a look at local portals residents can use to sign up for vaccination appointments or sign up to receive alerts.



Although COVID-19 treatments have improved and a vaccine is on the way, even a mild case of the virus can cause long-term complications — including the possibility of erectile dysfunction. Infectious disease expert Dr. Dena Grayson joined LX News with a warning not to let our guards down as we wait for a vaccine.

How to Stay Safe

Anyone can get COVID-19. Here are three simple ways the CDC says you can lower your risk: 

  • Wear a snug-fitting mask that covers your nose and mouth. 
  • Avoid being indoors with people who are not members of your household. The more people you are in contact with, the more likely you are to be exposed to COVID-19. If you are indoors with people you don’t live with, stay at least six feet apart and keep your mask on. 
  • Wash your hands often, especially after you have been in a public place.
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