Total Confirmed Cases (deaths)* [Testing % Positive]**:

District of Columbia – 16,498 (642) [6.76%]

Maryland – 137,236 (3,912) [3.11%]

Virginia – 168,772 (3,515) [4.90%]

West Virginia – 20,734 (413) [2.84%]

* as of 10/21/2020 @  1:30 pm

**[Total Cases / Total Tested -OR- as reported]

  • 9/10 – Larry O’Connor spoke with Phil Kerpen, President of American Commitment, about the latest number trends pertaining COVID-19. (LISTEN HERE)
  • 9/9 – Larry O’Connor spoke with RNC spokesperson Liz Harrington about Democrats and the media critiquing President Trump’s response to COVID-19, the state of the election and more. (LISTEN HERE)
  • 9/4 – Larry O’Connor spoke with Monica Crowley, Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs for the U.S. Department of the Treasury, about the latest job numbers as claims fell to the lowest level since mid-March, before the pandemic induced mass layoffs. (LISTEN HERE)
  • 8/25 – Larry spoke with Amy Johnson Ford, a registered nurse from West Virginia about her experience speaking at the Republican National Convention pertaining to President Trump’s response to COVID-19 and more. (LISTEN HERE)
  • 8/21 – Larry O’Connor spoke with Ann Coulter, columnist and New York Times bestselling author, about the chances of Broadway reopening post-COVID and more. (LISTEN HERE)
  • 8/13 – Mary & Vince spoke with Matt Walsh from The Daily Wire about the recent surge in homeschooling applications across the nation and here in DC – where applications have doubled. (LISTEN HERE)
  • 8/12 – Larry O’Connor spoke with Fauquier County Superintendent Dr. David Jeck about what factors contributed to the school district switching to virtual-only learning this upcoming fall semester. (LISTEN HERE)
  • 8/12 – Mornings on the Mall’s Mary & Vince spoke with CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield about the latest on the coronavirus.  Redfield recently pushed for schools to reopen in ‘public health interest.’ (LISTEN HERE)
  • COVID-19 INTERVIEW ARCHIVE
  • 10/16 – The board overseeing Virginia’s largest school district has failed to endorse a plan from its superintendent that would keep a majority of students fully online until February. The 12-member Fairfax County school board deadlocked 6-6 on whether to endorse Superintendent Scott Brabrand’s plan.  The votes were non-binding but reflect the deep divisions in the county and elsewhere on whether it’s safe for students to return to class as the coronavirus pandemic continues. (READ MORE)
  • 10/12 – George Washington University has announced that classes will remain mostly online for the upcoming spring semester.  According to a statement from the school, the decision was based on feedback from students and the community, concerns over the spread of COVID-19 and the school’s commitment to a positive student residential experience. (READ MORE)
  • 10/5 – Some students in D.C. Public Schools will be leaving their living rooms and heading back to classrooms in November. Pre-kindergarten through fifth grade students will be returning to classrooms for in-person learning Nov. 9 Chancellor Lewis Ferebee said Monday. (READ MORE)
  • 10/5 – Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said he and his wife are both continuing to recover from COVID-19.The governor posted a video update on his social media accounts on Monday to provide a health update on his condition. (READ MORE)
  • 10/4 – President Donald Trump’s blood oxygen level dropped suddenly on Saturday, but he “has continued to improve,” the White House physician said Sunday, suggesting that Trump could be discharged from the hospital as early as Monday. (READ MORE)
  • LOCAL COVID-19 HEADLINE ARCHIVE
  • 10/17 – Roughly seven months after the coronavirus cut the ski season short at the height of spring break, resorts across the United States and Canada are slowly picking up the pieces and figuring out how to safely reopen this winter. (READ MORE)
  • 10/16 – A large study led by the World Health Organization suggests that the antiviral drug remdesivir did not help hospitalized COVID-19 patients, in contrast to an earlier study that made the medicine a standard of care in the United States and many other countries. (READ MORE)
  • 10/16 – Federal health officials on Friday unveiled a plan to get yet-to-be-approved coronavirus vaccines to nursing home residents free of charge, enlisting two national pharmacy chains to help. (READ MORE)
  • 10/15 – Dr. Anthony Fauci says Americans should rethink their usual plans for Thanksgiving gatherings, citing increased coronavirus infections and hospitalizations. Fauci told ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Thursday that given the rise in cases, “we’ve really got to double down on fundamental public health measures.”(READ MORE)
  • 10/12 – Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said he was released from the hospital Saturday morning following treatment for the coronavirus. (READ MORE)
  • NATIONAL COVID-19 HEADLINE ARCHIVE

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Not everyone needs to be tested for COVID-19. Here is some information that might help in making decisions about seeking care or testing.

  • Most people have mild illness and are able to recover at home.
  • There is no treatment specifically approved for this virus.
  • Testing results may be helpful to inform decision-making about who you come in contact with.
If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19, get medical attention immediately.  These emergency warning signs include: 
  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

Testing information courtesy of CDC

This information is provided by Cumulus Media as a courtesy to our listeners. It is not intended to be, or substitute for, professional medical advice. If you feel ill, please seek treatment.

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