The Washington Football Team will not allow any fans to attend Sunday’s game at FedEx Field because of a recent surge in confirmed cases of the coronavirus.

“The Washington Football Team has been continuously monitoring the evolving health situation in the DMV region,” the team said in a statement. “After careful consideration and working in close coordination with health officials in Prince George’s County, we have decided that this Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals will be played without fans in attendance. We take the responsibility of protecting our staff, players, fans and the community seriously and feel this is the right decision at this time.”

The Maryland Department of Health on Monday reported there have been 167,656 confirmed cases of the coronavirus since March. Cases have been increasing steadily since early November, and the state set a new high with 2,321 cases reported Saturday.

The team prohibited fans for the start of the season because of the pandemic but allowed roughly 3,000 to attend its Nov. 8 loss against the New York Giants. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) had issued an order shortly before that game that allowed for up to 10 percent capacity at outdoor sporting venues.

But in the wake of a recent spike in cases, Hogan announced more stringent policies for public gatherings in an effort to limit the outbreak.

“As we continue to see widespread community transmission, it’s more critical than ever that Marylanders increase their vigilance and follow the public health guidance,” Hogan tweeted Monday. “We need to get back to basics: wear a mask, wash your hands, avoid gatherings, and practice physical distancing.”