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Saturday, August 1 | D.C. area headlines of the day

WJLA – Washington D.C. logo WJLA – Washington D.C. 5 days ago Elliot Henney (ABC7)
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As of Saturday, August 1, 193,551 cases of COVID-19 and 6,130 deaths have been confirmed in our region.

  • D.C. 12,205 cases, 585 deaths
  • Maryland 89,365 cases, 3,374 deaths
  • Virginia 87,367 cases, 2,105 deaths
  • West Virginia 6,735, 116 death

For a full breakdown of numbers by jurisdiction, click here.


StormWatch7 is Tracking Isaias as it makes its way up the Coast

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Hurricane Isaias was centered over the Bahamas as of Saturday morning. It is producing maximum sustained winds of 80 mph and moving northwest at 12 mph. High winds and heavy squalls are lashing the islands.

New information from the National Hurricane Center shows the storm slowing down a bit, spending all weekend along the coast Florida, and likely not reaching us here in the DMV until Tuesday.

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Arlington County bans groups of 3 or more from gathering on streets, sidewalks

After the Arlington County Board adopted an emergency order Friday, groups of three or more people are banned from gathering on streets or sidewalks posted with the restrictions.

Pedestrians are required to keep at least six feet away from each other.


'Kids are miserable:' Northern Virginia parents rally to re-open schools in the fall

All 12 school jurisdictions in the D.C. area have announced their intentions to start the 2020/2021 school year virtually, and not all parents are pleased with that decision.

Vienna, Va. resident Jill Gartin rallied with other parents and students today, marching their way through Arlington to district headquarters to make their voices heard.


Pregnant woman killed, baby critical after shooting in Howard County

Police say a pregnant woman was killed, her baby remains in critical condition, following a shooting in Columbia Friday night.

Howard County Police were called around 11 p.m. Friday to Dovecote Drive after a report of several shots fired.


Montgomery County private schools prohibited from opening for in-person learning

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles has directed nonpublic schools in the county to stay closed for in-person learning through at least October 1.

Gayles said he issued the order to help protect public health for all county residents, including students, teachers, parents, and staff.



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