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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:
• Labor Department numbers released Thursday show Virginians filed 114,104 jobless claims through the week ending March 28. Marylanders filed 83,536 unemployment benefit claims during that time, while D.C. residents filed 14,868 new claims. The regional numbers mirror a record spike nationwide.