D.C. now has the highest coronavirus positivity rate in the country




D.C. now has the highest coronavirus positivity rate in the country
D.C. now has the highest coronavirus positivity rate in the country  

The Washington, D.C., metro area has the highest coronavirus positivity rate in the country, Dr. Deborah Birx said at the White House press briefing on Friday. The region, which includes northern Virginia and several counties in Maryland, is of course the home to many who commute to work in the nation's capital.

Birx said that D.C. is followed in positivity rate by Baltimore, Chicago, and Minneapolis. "These are the places where we have seen really a stalling, or an increase of cases as in Minneapolis," she explained.



The D.C. metro area specifically has a rate of infection three times higher than the areas directly surrounding it. Governors in Maryland and Virginia actually began easing restrictions in their states last Friday, The Washington Post reports, while protestors gathered in Baltimore County on Friday to push for a faster reopening.

For now, the District is holding its stay-at-home orders due to the alarming number of cases.



More stories from theweek.com
The FBI will investigate its investigation of Michael Flynn
Trump did wear a mask at the Ford plant, and somebody took a picture
Coronavirus is spiking disproportionately in counties that voted for Trump in 2016

COMMENTS

More Related News

Police Target Journalists as Trump Blames
Police Target Journalists as Trump Blames 'Lamestream Media' for Protests

Barbara Davidson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, was covering a protest near The Grove shopping mall in Los Angeles on Saturday when a police officer ordered her to move.She showed him her press credentials, she said in an interview. The officer said he did not care and again told her to leave the area.After saying, "Sir, I am a journalist covering this," Davidson turned to walk away, and the officer shoved her in the back, causing her to trip and hit her head against a fire hydrant, she said. She was not hurt, she added, because she was wearing a helmet she had bought while getting skateboarding equipment for a nephew.Davidson, who sells her work through Redux Pictures, an...

George Floyd protest live updates: Trump calls governors
George Floyd protest live updates: Trump calls governors 'weak'; Chicago violence 'spread like wildfire,' mayor says

In Chicago, violence 'spread like wildfire,' Mayor Lightfoot says. In New York, police cars burned. Meanwhile, Trump calls for crackdown on protesters.

In Minneapolis and across America, another night of anger
In Minneapolis and across America, another night of anger
  • US
  • 2020-06-01 11:29:00Z

Many of America's major cities remain under curfew orders as National Guard forces watch and patrol.

What Top Conservatives Are Saying About George Floyd and Police Brutality
What Top Conservatives Are Saying About George Floyd and Police Brutality

In her typical appearances on Fox News, Jeanine Pirro, a former Republican district attorney, reserves her highest dudgeon for castigating liberals and lamenting the demise of law and order.But on Friday's "Fox & Friends," Pirro's voice nearly broke as she described the agonizing final moments of George Floyd, the black man who died after a Minneapolis police officer ignored his pleas and pinned him to the ground during a routine stop."George Floyd was begging, saying he couldn't breathe, saying please, please," Pirro told viewers. "This man who put his knee on the neck of George Floyd does not deserve to be free in this country."Even right-wing stars like Rush Limbaugh hedged their...

Fiery Clashes Between Police and Protesters Spread Through U.S.
Fiery Clashes Between Police and Protesters Spread Through U.S.

Protesters who took to the streets in Minneapolis for the fifth straight night Saturday met a more determined response from police officers and National Guard troops, as demonstrations escalated in dozens of cities across the country -- an outpouring of national anger sparked by the death of a black

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Comments

Top News: Latin America