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Maryland receives 500,000 coronavirus tests from South Korea; deaths in D.C., Md. and Virginia reach 996

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The number of known coronavirus cases in the District, Maryland and Virginia was 25,642 on Monday, with 13,691 cases in Maryland, 9,020 in Virginia and 2,931 in the District. The number of virus-related deaths was 588 in Maryland, 303 in Virginia and 105 in the District, for a total of 996 fatalities.

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Here are some of the most significant recent developments as the region responds to the pandemic of the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease covid-19:

• After Maryland first lady Yumi Hogan helped to negotiate, the state received 500,000 coronavirus tests from South Korea on Saturday morning, state officials said Monday. The tests that arrived at Baltimore-Washington International Airport will help to dramatically expand Maryland’s ability to identify patients sickened from the virus.

• The total number of infections in the District, Maryland and Virginia sailed past 25,000 on Monday as the death toll climbed to 996. Maryland added 855 new cases — its highest number in nearly two weeks.

• D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) said Monday that D.C. police will take over the city’s only commercial firearms business. It comes after the licensee stopped accepting new business last month.

• On the heels of a protest to reopen Maryland, a coalition of grass roots organizations is urging Gov. Larry Hogan (R) to continue to heed the advice of scientists and public health experts to determine when and how to lift restrictions. In Virginia, the state’s GOP echoed President Trump’s call to “liberate” the state and lift a stay-at-home order.

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