DMV Records Deadliest Day of Covid-19 Pandemic

Washington, D.C. (April 14, 2020) – Monday proved to be the deadliest day to date for the Washington, D..C.  region in the midst of the coronavirus crisis.  There were  60 fatalities across the region and the number of infections increased by 800 in 24 hours.

While the region is still said to be weeks away from its expected surge, the dramatic increase in deaths was unsettling for many.  The District had an increase of 103 new cases and 15 deaths, pushing its totals to 2058 confirmed infections and 67 fatalities.  Maryland continues to lead the region with 9,472 COVID-19 cases and 302 deaths followed by Virginia with 6,717 persons with the virus and 154 fatalities.

African Americans continue to account for a disproportionate number of deaths.  In the District alone, Blacks make up 76% of the persons who have died from the coronavirus.