D.C., Virginia, and Maryland coronavirus updates for Tuesday


Here are some of the most significant and recent developments as the region responds to the new coronavirus pandemic, which causes covid-19 disease:

• A group of scientists advising the Virginia government said on Monday that social distancing in the state seemed to be working, and their models show that state hospitals have enough beds to handle the new coronavirus pandemic for the next few months. if current trends continue.

• DC officials have said Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) will decide this week to extend school and business closings beyond the current end date of April 24, and Maryland governor Larry Hogan ( R) said he was speaking with scientists, doctors and business leaders on how and when to safely lift the Maryland restrictions.

• Across the country, in Maryland and Virginia, 3,173 patients with coronavirus were hospitalized during the epidemic, according to figures from state health departments. The number of hospitalizations is up this week compared to last week, but is below the figures predicted in a wave which authorities say could start as early as mid-April.

• An inmate from Jessup Correctional Facility was the first Maryland state prisoner to die from Covid-19, and Carroll County officials announced six other deaths related to the Pleasant View nursing home, bearing the Total number of deaths in this facility from 104 beds to 24. Officials have also announced the first death of an inmate in Washington prison.


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