Please Note

The Washington Post is providing this story for free so that all readers have access to this important information about the coronavirus. For more free stories, sign up for our daily Coronavirus Updates newsletter.

The greater Washington region’s total number of novel coronavirus cases sits at 338 on Friday. Maryland added 42 cases Friday, bringing the state’s total to 150. Virginia reported 22 more cases Friday, for a total of 116. The District reported 32 new patients Thursday evening, its highest single-day increase, for a total of 72.

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

• The District Department of Health said the first known death in the city as a result of the virus is that of a 59-year-old man who was admitted to a hospital last week. The man had fever and a cough, as well as other underlying medical conditions, health officials said.

• A Baltimore County resident in his 60s who suffered from underlying medical conditions has become the second known person to die of coronavirus in Maryland.

Governor Larry Hogan (R) announced the death in a statement Friday evening.

• D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) announced that traditional public schools will remain closed until April 27. The mayor had announced earlier this month that schools would be closed through March.

• The number of D.C. police officers who have self-quarantined, that is isolated themselves, because of the coronavirus has grown to more than 70.