What the Data Shows
D.C. announced on Tuesday an additional 122 cases of COVID-19. Two more residents died of the virus. About 23% of residents were at least partially vaccinated; about 12% were fully vaccinated.
Maryland announced another 867 cases of the virus. Fifteen more people with COVID-19 died. About 31% of Maryland’s population had their first dose of the vaccine; about 17% had their second dose, and about 1.6% had the single-dose vaccine.
Virginia announced 1,113 more cases of COVID-19. Another 17 people died. About 33% of the population had at least one dose of the vaccine; about 18% of people were fully vaccinated.
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Vaccination Portals by County
As vaccinations in our region ramp up, here’s a look at local portals residents can use to sign up for vaccination appointments or sign up to receive alerts.
Although COVID-19 treatments have improved and a vaccine is on the way, even a mild case of the virus can cause long-term complications — including the possibility of erectile dysfunction. Infectious disease expert Dr. Dena Grayson joined LX News with a warning not to let our guards down as we wait for a vaccine.
How to Stay Safe
Anyone can get COVID-19. Here are three simple ways the CDC says you can lower your risk:
- Wear a snug-fitting mask that covers your nose and mouth.
- Avoid being indoors with people who are not members of your household. The more people you are in contact with, the more likely you are to be exposed to COVID-19. If you are indoors with people you don’t live with, stay at least six feet apart and keep your mask on.
- Wash your hands often, especially after you have been in a public place.