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:
• The District, Maryland and Virginia on Tuesday reported 61 covid-19 fatalities, the highest single-day increase, bringing the regional death toll to 526.
• Sunrise Senior Living, one of the largest elderly care companies in the country, announced to families at its McLean community Tuesday that “several” residents have died from coronavirus infections and that at least 20 more residents and 10 employees have also tested positive.
• Maryland’s highest court has ordered judges throughout the state to try to reduce the number of young people held in juvenile detention facilities to minimize their exposure to the deadly coronavirus. Later, the state’s chief judge directed courts to identify at-risk prison inmates for potential release.
• D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) said Tuesday that stay-at-home order and social distancing measures put in place to combat covid-19 could result in the number of coronavirus cases peaking earlier than expected.