The Washington region’s total number of novel coronavirus cases grew to 203 on Wednesday. Maryland added 23 cases Wednesday, bringing the state’s total to 86. Virginia reported 10 more cases, for a total of 77, including the Washington region’s only two deaths. The District reported eight new patients Wednesday evening, bringing its total to 40 cases.

Here are some of the most significant and recent developments as the region responds to the pandemic of the coronavirus that causes the disease covid-19:

• Maryland announced the state’s first death from coronavirus, a Prince George’s County resident in his 60s who had underlying health issues. Earlier, the state added 23 coronavirus cases Wednesday, while Virginia added 10. The District announced eight new cases.

• As many as 73 D.C. firefighters, paramedics and emergency medical technicians have self-quarantined after they potentially were exposed to the coronavirus. Union officials said they do not think it will impact the department’s ability to cover shifts.

• Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) said in a Fox News interview that he couldn’t rule out the possibility that state schools may have to close for the rest of the school year.

• George Washington University Hospital and GW Medical Faculty Associates set up a tent at their Foggy Bottom campus for patients suspected of having covid-19 — an effort to keep them separate from the general population. Critical cases will be admitted into the hospital.