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New Covid-19 Infections in Washington Area Increase to Near Record Highs

The number of new cases in the District hit its second-highest daily level of the pandemic.

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The Washington region reported 1,216 new Covid-19 infections going into Friday, the DMV’s second highest daily total of the pandemic.

DC, Northern Virginia and suburban Maryland each saw increases in the daily number of new coronavirus cases going into Friday, but the District’s jump was most substantial. The tally of new cases in the District nearly doubled, to 217, from the previous day. It was DC’s largest single-day tally since April 9, and its second highest since record keeping began.


Still, the number of new coronavirus cases in the Washington region going into Friday was below the record daily high reached last weekend.

All told, the DMV region’s total number of confirmed cases increased to 26,516 going into Friday, 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.