The number of known coronavirus cases in the District, Maryland and Virginia stood at 2,840 on Monday, with 1,414 cases in Maryland, 1,021 in Virginia and 405 in the District. The regional total of virus-driven deaths also rose, increasing to 26 in Virginia, 16 in Maryland and 9 in the District, for a total of 51 fatalities.
Here are some of the most significant and recent developments as the region responds to the pandemic of the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease covid-19:
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) issued new restrictions on March 30 to prohibit residents from leaving home, except for trips considered essential. (Gov. Larry Hogan)
• Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan issued a stay-at-home order that prohibits residents from leaving home, except for trips considered essential, such as venturing out for food and medicine.
• Virginia announced 130 cases on Monday, while Maryland reported 174 new cases.
• Outbreaks at nursing homes and eldercare facilities in Virginia and Maryland contributed to the single-deadliest day in the coronavirus outbreak in the greater Washington region, with 16 fatalities announced Sunday, bringing the total number of deaths to 51.
• Sunrise of McLean, an assisted-living facility in Northern Virginia, announced Sunday the coronavirus had been found at the center. An outbreak at the Pleasant View Nursing Home in Carroll County, Md., has infected at least 66 residents. Thirty-seven residents and six health-care workers have tested positive for the virus at Canterbury Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center near Richmond.
Per: Washington Post