Coronavirus in DC, Maryland, Virginia: What to Know on Nov. 8

Here's what to know about the coronavirus data, resources and reopenings across the D.C. area

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D.C. and Maryland each released indications on Sunday that the coronavirus crisis is worsening. 

D.C. topped more than 18,000 cases of the virus and the positivity rate hit 3%. 

Maryland reported its highest-ever rolling seven-day average of cases, at 1,122. Gov. Larry Hogan flagged an increase in the number of cases and the positivity rate. Eight jurisdictions had positivity rates over 5%. 

Hogan urged Marylanders to wear face masks and keep their distance. 

Coronavirus Cases in Maryland, by Zipcode

Credit: Anisa Holmes/NBC Washington

New COVID-19 travel restrictions are set to go into effect Monday in D.C.

Anyone who visits D.C. from a state that city officials consider high-risk must get a COVID-19 test before traveling and again if they will be here for more than three days, officials announced. 

“We want people to be safe and smart if they do travel,” Mayor Muriel Bowser said.

Coronavirus Cases by Neighborhood in D.C.

Source: D.C. Coronavirus Hub Credit: Anisa Holmes/NBC Washington
Last updated Dec. 9

What the Data Shows

COVID-19 cases in D.C., Maryland and Virginia are trending upward. 

D.C. announced 110 more cases of the virus but no additional deaths. The rolling seven-day average of cases was steady. 

Maryland announced 1,081 more cases. Eleven more people died. The state had a rolling seven-day average of 1,122 cases, which is the highest on record. 

It wasn’t immediately clear how data released in Virginia compared to the previous day. A total of more than 17,000 cases of the virus have been diagnosed and 3,441 people have died. 

The map below shows the number of coronavirus cases diagnosed per 100,000 residents.

Coronavirus Cases in DC, Maryland and Virginia

COVID-19 cases by population in D.C. and by county in Maryland and Virginia

Source: DC, MD and VA Health Departments
Credit: Anisa Holmes / NBC Washington

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How to Stay Safe

There are ways to lower your risk of catching coronavirus. Here are guidelines from the CDC:

  • 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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