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D.C. Reports Highest One-Day Jump in Coronavirus Cases Since June

D.C. reported 105 new coronavirus cases Tuesday, the largest one-day increase since June 2 when city officials announced 130 new infections.

The statistics reported daily are from the previous day’s numbers.

The jump is likely attributable a large spike in the number of tests, which usually are between 2,000 to 4,000 on a given day. On Monday, 8,461 tests were administered, not surprising in the wake of President Trump’s positive diagnosis and subsequent cases within the White House, said John J. Falcicchio, chief of staff for Mayor Muriel Bowser.

“While we do not have data on what compelled people to get tested today, it would be hard to imagine that the recent news did not drive more people to do so,” Falcicchio told WTTG-TV (Channel 5). “We will continue to monitor the demands of this week and urge residents if they need a test to get a test.”

The city’s numbers were back down to typical levels in Wednesday’s report, with 45 new cases among 2,627 tests.

As of Wednesday, D.C. has 15,697 coronavirus cases and 632 related deaths since the pandemic began, according to health department data.

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