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D.C. mayor issues order telling Washingtonians to stay home, following directives in Maryland and Virginia

March 30, 2020 at 9:28 p.m. EDT

The number of known coronavirus cases in the District, Maryland and Virginia stood at 2,934 on Monday, with 1,414 cases in Maryland, 1,021 in Virginia and 499 in the District. The regional total of virus-driven deaths also rose, increasing to 27 in Virginia, 17 in Maryland and 9 in the District, for a total of 53 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:  
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End of the public health emergency: The Biden administration ended the public health emergency for the coronavirus pandemic on May 11, just days after WHO said it would no longer classify the coronavirus pandemic as a public health emergency. Here’s what the end of the covid public health emergency means for you.

Tracking covid cases, deaths: Covid-19 was the fourth leading cause of death in the United States last year with covid deaths dropping 47 percent between 2021 and 2022. See the latest covid numbers in the U.S. and across the world.

The latest on coronavirus boosters: The FDA cleared the way for people who are at least 65 or immune-compromised to receive a second updated booster shot for the coronavirus. Here’s who should get the second covid booster and when.

New covid variant: A new coronavirus subvariant, XBB. 1.16, has been designated as a “variant under monitoring” by the World Health Organization. The latest omicron offshoot is particularly prevalent in India. Here’s what you need to know about Arcturus.

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