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Coronavirus in DC, Maryland, Virginia: What to Know on April 16

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

Virginia has surpassed a half-million COVID-19 cases as it reported 1,251 new cases Friday. The weekly average of new cases increased to 1,067, but current hospitalizations are down to 886. Seventeen residents died in the past day.

More than two million people are fully vaccinated against the virus in the commonwealth.

D.C. reported 134 coronavirus cases, and the weekly average stayed steady. Three more residents died, and the number of patients hospitalized rose back to 133.

Maryland reported another high number of new cases: 1,564. But the weekly case average fell by 39 to 1,385. Hospitalizations have been steady in the past week, between 1,233 and 1,250. More than 1.5 million Marylanders are fully vaccinated.

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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