Region’s coronavirus death toll hits 51, a record 16 fatalities reported in one day

Outbreaks at nursing homes and eldercare facilities in Virginia and Maryland contributed to the spike.
President Trump declared the District a “major disaster area,” allowing it to receive emergency federal funding.
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Trump administration’s coronavirus response is ‘abysmal,’ ‘infuriating,’ region’s leaders say

The contradictory and often inaccurate information from the White House has hampered efforts, according to officials in the District, Maryland and Virginia.
At least 66 residents of the Pleasant View Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Mt. Airy, Md., have tested positive for covid-19. (AFP/Getty Images)
At least 66 residents of the Pleasant View Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Mt. Airy, Md., have tested positive for covid-19. (AFP/Getty Images)
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See the latest coronavirus updates Monday in the Washington region.
With Maryland schools closed until at least late April, its largest district says it’s ready to teach.
A little rain is possible late Tuesday into Wednesday and possibly Sunday.
The gunfire was reported at a store on Shirlington Road.
The incident occurred in upper Northwest Washington, authorities said.

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Police said the men knew each other and had a dispute.
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