*And by D.C., I mean Alexandria, VA, because the publicly available D.C. can’t really be easily understood. It still looks like we’re in a holding pattern, with this week’s concentration essentially staying the same (up to 414 from 404):
We’re still about four times higher than the mid-June nadir and a smidgen over 30% of the January 2023 season peak. That probably means around 0.75% percent of people are currently infected.
So, if you’re at a large-ish gathering, it’s definitely a good idea to mask up, not just to protect yourself, but to protect others too. Remember, you’re not the weirdo if you’re still trying to avoid getting (re)infected.