DC reports new daily case record for COVID-19, again

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 02: People wear protective masks as they spend time on the National Mall on May 2, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images)

UPDATE (Dec. 5): For the second time in seven days, the nation's capital has reported a new daily record for coronavirus infections.

District officials reported 392 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, Dec. 4. 

That's up from the previous record of 371 set a week earlier:

D.C. has reported 22,872 coronavirus cases and 695 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

ORIGINAL (Nov. 28): The coronavirus pandemic has reached new reported heights in the nation's capital.

D.C. officials reported 371 new coronavirus cases on Friday. That is a new daily record since the pandemic began:

FOX 5's Evan Lambert notes that the case total coincides with the high number of tests conducted ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Still, the District's daily case rates have trended in the wrong direction recently.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced new coronavirus restrictions this week in an attempt to slow the local spread of COVID-19.

RELATED: DC Mayor Muriel Bowser announces 'Phase 2 adjustments' as COVID-19 cases continue to rise

Friday's figures suggest those new restrictions may be here to stay until the expected rollout of COVID-19 vaccines:

The developments follow similar trends in suburban Maryland, Virginia and many other places in the United States.

D.C. has reported 678 COVID-19 deaths and 21,308 coronavirus cases since the pandemic began.


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