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What the data shows

DC health officials reported 13 more cases of COVID-19 and no more deaths on Monday.

Thirteen COVID-19 patients were in intensive care units in a circle on Monday.

Mayor Muriel Bowser’s office confirmed to News4 that 70% of adults in DC received at least one dose of vaccine. Of the total DC population, nearly 58% have received at least one dose; and almost 48% are fully vaccinated.

Maryland reported 67 more cases of the virus and four more deaths from COVID-19 on Tuesday. Hospital admissions increased slightly with 194 current patients.

In Maryland, 55.4% of the population received at least one dose of vaccine, nearly 48.5% received two doses, and approximately 4.1% received the single-dose vaccine. Of Maryland’s adult (18+) population, 72.2% received at least one dose.

Virginia reported 202 new cases of the virus and the deaths of 10 more people on Tuesday. The Commonwealth has 227 hospital patients confirmed positive for COVID-19.

According to Virginia Health officials, 57% of the total population have received at least one dose of vaccine and 47.8% are fully vaccinated. Of Virginia’s adult (18+) population, 69.2% have received at least one dose and 59% are fully vaccinated.

Local coronavirus headlines

  • Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced that the state of emergency declared more than a year ago to fight COVID-19 will end on July 1st. No face covering is required under state law, including summer camps, schools, or childcare facilities, Hogan said. Businesses and workplaces can set their own face coverage guidelines.
  • Eight other branches of the Montgomery Public Library System Open again on Monday. You have no appointments, no capacity limits, and no social distancing requirements. The library system’s Holds to Go service has been discontinued at these locations. All remaining stores will reopen on July 6th, with the exception of the Germantown location, which is closed for a refreshment project.
  • The US Army National Museum reopened Monday at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Entry is free, however Season tickets are required.
  • Other Prince George County’s parks and recreational facilities – including the remaining community centers, arts facilities, and historic venues – reopened Monday with limited capacity. More information can be found here.
  • All capacity limits were lifted in DC bars, nightclubs and music venues last week. This also included venues with more than 2,500 seats, for which special permits had to be applied for beforehand. These were the last remaining restrictions in the district, but some security protocols are expected to remain in place.
  • Almost all hospitals in the district will have their employees vaccinated against COVID-19, the health authorities said last week. The DC Hospital Association said in a press release that “almost all healthcare systems and hospitals in the District of Columbia will set a date after which vaccination against COVID-19 will be a condition of employment.”
  • Maryland will suspend increased federal unemployment benefits starting July 3, including payments of an additional $ 300 per week. Hogan cited job growth, the availability of COVID-19 vaccines, and employers’ difficulties in hiring employees.
  • Some DC public schools offer COVID-19 vaccinations to clinics for residents 12 and older. No appointments are required. Here is information about the opening times.
  • The district has reopened its public swimming pools and paddling parks. See the pools’ locations and schedules, and find more information here, including mask requirements.

Important charts and graphs

Vaccination portals by district

Here’s a look at local portals that DC area residents can use to sign up for vaccination appointments or receive notifications.

A family grieves after a woman and her baby die after contracting COVID-19. News4’s Darcy Spencer reports.


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