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:
• Coronavirus deaths in D.C., Virginia and Maryland surpassed 2,000 on Friday as the District recorded its largest number of daily infections. The three jurisdictions reported 85 new covid-19 fatalities, bringing the regional total past another grim milestone. A surge in known D.C. cases announced Friday coincides with the first day the city received more than 1,000 test results in a single day.
• A flight path was released Friday for the Navy Blue Angels and Air Force Thunderbirds flyover through the D.C. and Baltimore regions Saturday. The flyover is meant to honor first responders and health care workers on the front-lines of dealing with the coronavirus outbreak.
• Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) has estimated that the first phase of reopening could happen in early May, saying he is primarily focused on a downward trend in hospitalizations and intensive care unit bed use, neither of which has happened. A group called Reopen Maryland is planning a 150-mile trek across the state Saturday to demand that Hogan allow nonessential businesses to reopen.
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