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Officials urged to cancel reported plans for Trump’s July 4th parade; Northam plans to allow Northern Virginia to begin easing restrictions Friday;

People take advantage of the warm weather to walk, jog and bike through Rock Creek Park on Monday. (Katherine Frey/The Washington Post)
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The number of known coronavirus cases in the District, Maryland and Virginia was 95,363 on Tuesday, with 47,687 cases in Maryland, 39,342 in Virginia and 8,334 in the District. The number of virus-related deaths reached 2,333 in Maryland, 1,236 in Virginia and 440 in the District, for a total of 4,009 fatalities.

From Monday: Bowser says D.C. is ‘back on track’ for gradual reopening; Va. reports record number of new cases

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:

• Gov. Ralph Northam (D) said he will allow the state’s Washington suburbs to move into Phase 1 of reopening later this week, two weeks after most of the state. The region that includes Fairfax, Arlington, Prince William and Loudoun counties, as well as Alexandria, was not included in the state’s May 15 reopening, but regional officials say criteria have been met to support a gradual reopening that would include restaurants, barber shops and beauty salons operating with significant restrictions.

• Members of Congress representing the capital region on Tuesday urged secretaries of Defense and Interior departments to suspend reported plans for President Trump’s second annual July 4 military parade, which lawmakers called a “vanity project.”

• Virginia reported 28 deaths and 1,615 new infections Tuesday, marking the second day in a row the state has posted record increases in new cases. D.C. reported 109 new cases Tuesday — slightly below the seven-day average of 129 — and no new deaths. This is the first time in 49 days the city has added zero covid-19 deaths in a day.

• D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) said that the city is “back on track” to move toward a gradual reopening after seeing a slight spike in new cases over the weekend. She said she would wait until Wednesday to decide whether to move to Phase 1 of the city’s reopening Friday. The city did not report a new coronavirus death for the first time in 49 days.

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