Washington, DC, reported a spike in coronavirus cases Monday, pushing back the city’s timetable for moving to the second phase of reopening additional businesses and public spaces.
In a statement, the DC Health Department confirmed a new peak in positive cases recorded.
DC Health confirmed the spike restarts phase one of the District’s reopening program. DC needs a 14-day decline in cases of community spread to move on to phase two.
A total of 56 new cases and two deaths were confirmed on Sunday. This raised the total number of cases to 8,857, with at least 468 deaths.