Here are some of the most significant recent developments as the region responds to the pandemic of the novel coronavirus, which causes the covid-19 disease:
• Maryland will soon release data on coronavirus outbreaks at its nursing homes, which account for 40 percent of the state’s total cases. The information will include the names of individual facilities and how many cases and deaths have occurred among residents there.
• A Virginia Circuit Court judge ruled Monday the governor exceeded his authority and violated the state constitution’s right to bear arms by forcing an indoor gun range in Lynchburg to close as part of his March order shuttering some nonessential businesses.
• D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) is enlisting prominent national figures to aid the city’s coronavirus response, including former first lady Michelle Obama, who has recorded robocalls and radio ads reminding Washingtonians to stay at home and offering information on testing sites.
• The number of coronavirus fatalities climbed to 1,602 on Monday. The number of new deaths announced across the three jurisdictions was 53, which is down from recent days.