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Coronavirus in DC, Maryland, Virginia: What to Know on May 2

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

The average number of new COVID-19 cases continues to fall in D.C., Maryland and Virginia, according to data for Sunday. 

D.C. announced 55 more cases of the virus and no more additional deaths. About 40% of D.C. residents were partially or fully vaccinated. About 20% were fully vaccinated. 

Maryland announced 649 more cases of the virus and the deaths of 10 more people. About 46% of the population had received their first vaccine dose. About 32% were fully vaccinated, and 3% received the single-dose vaccine. 

Virginia announced 459 more COVID-19 cases. Thirteen more people died. About 45% of the population had received their first vaccine dose. About 32% were fully vaccinated.

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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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