Coronavirus Cases on Rise in DC Area as Leaders Look Toward Reopening


The leaders of D.C., Maryland and Virginia each have announced plans to reopen the economies once coronavirus cases subside, but the number of people infected or killed by the virus is still on the rise. 

Data released Tuesday morning shows jumps in the number of cases and deaths. D.C. announced an additional 102 cases and five deaths. Maryland announced another 626 cases and 71 deaths. And Virginia shared news of another 758 cases and 33 deaths. 

For D.C. to reopen, officials will have to see a drop in the number of virus cases over a two-week period, Mayor Muriel Bowser said. Virginia will follow the same standard, Gov. Ralph Northam said. In Maryland, officials will look for a 14-day decline or plateau in the number of people hospitalized and the number of people admitted to intensive care, Gov. Larry Hogan said.  >Read More

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