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.