Washington, DC, has seen an uptick in Covid-19 cases that occurred on May 30 due to a backlog in testing results.
Officials now anticipate a possible new peak in cases.
"Based on new identified cases and their corresponding symptom onset dates, DC Health has determined that a new peak in cases occurred on May 30. Therefore, the district has experienced three days of sustained decrease in community spread of Covid-19 during phase one," a statement on coronavirus.dc.gov said. "Due to a backlog of lab results being reported after Memorial Day, and new cases are identified through contact tracing, the number of cases attributed to a specific symptom onset date will be impacted. This may result in a new peak, and a resetting of day zero in the upcoming days. "
Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser said the numbers "are what they are," and encouraged residents to get tested.
The mayor has previously acknowledged the possibility of an uptick in cases due to protests, but that likely won't be seen for weeks.