DMV COVID-19 Infections Top 10K

Washington, D.C.  (Wednesday, April 28, 2020) – The Washington, D.C. area has hit yet another new grim milestone in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.  The number of infections has now topped 10,000 with Maryland leading the region with 5,529 cases and 124 deaths.  Virginia is not far behind with 3,645 cases and 75 fatalities.  D.C. has 1,440 persons with the virus and 27 deaths.

Meantime, all three jurisdictions are leasing figures showing a breakdown by race and African Americans continue to account for a disproportionate number of deaths across the region.  Many health experts say part of the reason rests with other health issues faced by African Americans like diabetes, asthma, heart disease, and obesity.