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New Covid-19 Infections Surge to Record Highs in Washington Area

The DMV has reported record daily totals of new coronavirus cases for two of the past three days.

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Over the past three days, the Washington region has reported its highest and its second-highest daily tally of new Covid-19 cases since record keeping began, as confirmed coronavirus infections in the area continue to mount.

The DMV reported 2,258 new Covid-19 infections going into Saturday, shattering the previous record daily high of 1385 new cases, reached during the previous weekend.

After falling to 1,171 new cases going into Sunday, the Washington area reported 1,492 new Covid-19 infections going into Monday—a daily total that’s second only to the 2,258 figure reached two days earlier.

All told, the DMV region’s total number of confirmed cases increased to 31,437 going into Monday, 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.

Benjamin Wofford
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Benjamin Wofford is a contributing editor at Washingtonian.

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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.