KEY POINTS

  • COVID-19 not spreading as fast in greater DC as other cities
  • Coronavirus cases are increasing
  • Maryland saw its largest day-to-day increase in COVID-19 cases

Four people have died from the coronavirus in Metropolitan Washington, DC as of Wednesday morning, according to an online tool Johns Hopkins University has made available to measure the effects of COVID-19 internationally.

Two people died in the District of Columbia and Prince George's County, MD, bordering the District. One each died in Montgomery County, MD and in Fairfax County, VA.

Greater Washington consists of these spots and Alexandria and Arlington County, VA. Members of bedroom communities as far away as the panhandle of West Virginia, Southern Maryland and the Greater Neck of Virginia now work in Washington.

Johns Hopkins University's (JHU's) Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) maintains a continuously updated dashboard of the virus' spread, based on officially reported case counts from around the world.

Officials confirmed a second Prince George's County man had lost his life to COVID-19 Tuesday. The man in his 60s reportedly suffered from underlying medical conditions, state health officials.

A woman from Montgomery County in her 40s perished Saturday, a Baltimore County man in his 60s died Friday and another Prince George's County man in his 60s succumbed last Wednesday. Officials said each person suffered from underlying medical conditions.

Maryland saw its largest day-to-day increase in positive test results Tuesday since it began testing people for coronavirus, with 61 people testing positive since Monday.

The District has reported 187 cases of COVID-19, Maryland 349 and Virginia 325. Alexandria has 8 reported cases, Arlington 36, Fairfax 46, Prince George's 63 and Montgomery 107.