The numbers of coronavirus cases and related deaths in the D.C. metropolitan area are at the lowest levels since the start of the pandemic, according to a new report.
The District’s daily case rate, peaking at almost 47 cases per 100,000 residents a day in January, now sits below 2, DCist reported.
D.C.’s positivity rate has remained at near 1% for the past few weeks and only 1.5% of the city’s hospitalizations are due to the coronavirus.
Additionally, deaths have fallen precipitously in the District. DCist reported the city had only one virus-related death during the Fourth of July weekend.
Only six virus-related deaths were recorded from June 1-June 29, compared to 83 the same time last year.
In Maryland, the daily case rate is just above 1 per 100,000 residents, compared to nearly 52 at the pandemic’s peak in January following the holiday season, DCist reported.
Maryland recorded 92 virus-related deaths last month, all of which were of unvaccinated people. For context, 98 deaths were reported in a two-day stretch in December, DCist reported.
In Virginia, the average daily rate per 100,000 is 2, DCist reported, citing a New York Times tracker. The state’s seven-day average of daily deaths is currently three — down from 200 per day in February and March, according to The Washington Post.

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