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New Coronavirus Cases Up in Washington Area, but Still Below Recent Highs

Northern Virginia reported its largest daily tally of the pandemic.

Coronavirus 2020

About Coronavirus 2020

Washingtonian is keeping you up to date on the coronavirus around DC.

The Washington region reported 1,048 new Covid-19 infections going into Wednesday, an increase over the prior two days but still below the record daily highs reached this past weekend.

Northern Virginia reported 487 new cases—its largest daily tally of the pandemic.

This increase, however, was moderated by figures coming out of suburban Maryland, where the number of confirmed new cases fell by 28 percent, to 459, from the previous day.


All told, the DMV region’s total number of confirmed cases increased to 24,261 going into Wednesday, according to data pulled from daily updates to the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center. (Washingtonian’s full data set can be found here.)



To examine the effect of the coronavirus on the region, Washingtonian examined only the data from the eight relevant jurisdictions that comprise the metro area.

Click here to see the full data set procured by Washingtonian, including county by county.

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Luke Mullins is a senior writer at Washingtonian magazine focusing on the people and institutions that control the city’s levers of power. He has written about the Koch Brothers’ attempt to take over The Cato Institute, David Gregory’s ouster as moderator of NBC’s Meet the Press, the collapse of Washington’s Metro system, and the conflict that split apart the founders of Politico.

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Benjamin Wofford is a staff writer at Washingtonian.