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:
• Nine more people tested positive in the District and the first known death in the city as a result of the virus is that of a member of the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America, the monastery’s superior said Saturday. Two girls, ages 9 and 11, are among those who tested positive.
• Maryland reported a second man had died as a result of the virus. Officials said the man, Baltimore County resident was in his 60s and suffered from underlying medical conditions. A Prince George’s man, also in his 60s, died earlier in the week.
• Virginia reported 38 new cases on Saturday and Gov. Ralph Northam signed an executive order making it easier for hospitals and nursing homes to add beds during the coronavirus pandemic.
• The Maryland National Guard is helping to set up an assessment center for people experiencing symptoms of coronavirus at FedEx Field in Landover.