After hearing from many readers seeking a central hub for daily data updates on the coronavirus pandemic, News4 is sharing all our charts and graphs on one page.
Below you'll find the latest data and statistics on local COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, outbreaks, testing facilities and more in the D.C. area. Check back for updates.
As of Wednesday, 323,706 cases of coronavirus have been diagnosed. D.C. reported 16973 cases, Maryland had 142,425 cases and Virginia had 164,308 confirmed cases.
A total of 7,977 people in D.C., Maryland and Virginia have lost their lives to COVID-19, health officials say.
Coronavirus Cases in DC, Maryland and Virginia
COVID-19 cases by population in D.C. and by county in Maryland and Virginia
Phase two of reopening began on June 5 in most parts of Maryland and Virginia. Northern Virginia's phase two reopening began on Friday, June 12. D.C. moved into phase two on Monday. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced all of Virginia would move into phase three reopening on July 1.
The graph below shows the number of new coronavirus cases recorded daily, using a seven-day moving average. A moving average, calculated by using the average number of cases over the past seven days, helps reduce any spikes which could be attributed to data collection or other recording errors. Cases in Maryland and Virginia have been surging over the past two weeks.
Coronavirus hospitalizations in D.C. and Maryland also declined steadily for most of May and June, with the exception of a slight jump after Memorial Day. Starting in early July, Virginia began an uptick in hospitalizations after months of steady decline.
Coronavirus Hospital Use Projections Across the Country
This interactive chart uses model data provided by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation to predict how the coronavirus will affect health care resources in different states. In states such as Florida and California, hospital bed use is projected to continue to grow into September and October. Most states have enough general hospital and ICU beds to meet demand, according to additional data from The Associated Press.
Sources: State hospital bed capacity data from the Associated Press. Model data provided by IHME. Note: The model assumes mask use continues at currently observed rates and the gradual easing of social distancing mandates continues. It also assumes the mandate would be re-imposed for six weeks if daily deaths reach 8 per million.
Credit: Amy O’Kruk/NBC
The "doubling rate" indicates how many days it would take for the number of COVID-19 cases to double in a given region. The larger the doubling rate, the slower the virus is spreading.
Doubling rates have continued to grow far larger in D.C. and Maryland than in Virginia, indicating that COVID-19 is spreading at a faster rate in Virginia than elsewhere in the region.
Although cases are rising in Virginia, the data shows that the surge is largely occurring outside of Northern Virginia. Counties in the Greater Northern Virginia region have maintained a plateau for the past month.
COVID-19 has a disproportionately large impact on Latinos in D.C., Maryland and Virginia and on Blacks in Washington, D.C. In the chart below, if the blue dot, representing the percent of cases, is farther to the right than the grey dot, representing the population, that race or ethnicity has been disproportionately affected by the virus.
For example, in D.C., Blacks represent 46% of the population, but they account for at least 50% of coronavirus cases.
R represents the reproduction rate of the virus. It’s the average number of people who become infected by an infectious person. Values over one mean more cases can be expected, values under one mean fewer cases can be expected.
Coronavirus Testing Sites in DC, Maryland & Virginia
Credit: Anisa Holmes / NBC Washington
Coronavirus Cases & Deaths in Long-Term Care Facilities
COVID-19 cases and deaths in long-term care facilities in D.C. and Maryland.