WASHINGTON — The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is spreading across the DMV, leading to unprecedented changes to our everyday life to reduce the disease.
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Monday, May 25:
- Health officials in Northern Virginia say the region has not met all reopening criteria
- DC reports 115 new cases of COVID-19 and 8 new deaths, bringing the District's totals to 8,225 positive cases and 440 deaths. Bowser says the city is still on track for Phase 1 reopening this week.
- Maryland reports 839 new cases of COVID-19 and 35 new deaths, bringing the state's total number of cases to 47,152.
- Virginia sees a spike in the number of cases over the weekend, reporting 1,438 new cases of coronavirus.
Sunday, May 24:
- DC's Department of Health releases the latest coronavirus numbers for the District on what should be day 14 of a 14 day decline. Instead, a new peak was detected with 132 cases, pushing the trend back to 11 days of decline. Five additional people have lost their life to the virus in D.C.
- Gov. Ralph Northam hints to Virginians that face coverings could be a mandatory requirement if going inside businesses within the commonwealth.
- Virginia health officials report 495 additional cases of coronavirus and 12 additional deaths in the state.
- Maryland health officials report 818 new cases of coronavirus and 38 new deaths in the state.
Saturday, May 23:
- Maryland health officials report 1,071 additional cases of coronavirus and 38 additional deaths in the state.
- The Washington Nationals virtual ring ceremony is no more, after the club released in a statement that it will cancel its planned event with its players.
According to the statement, Nationals players collectively, "decided they would prefer to receive their rings when the team could be physically reunited."
- D.C. health officials say there are 73 additional cases of coronavirus in the District and 9 additional lives have been lost.
- Virginia reports an additional 799 positive cases of coronavirus. Health officials say 23 more people have died as a result of the virus, and 36 more people have been hospitalized. Among these new cases and deaths includes 46 new cases in Alexandria, and one death has been added to the city's death toll from the virus.
- A D.C. Circulator spokesperson confirmed a driver has died from coronavirus complications.
Updates on coronavirus cases come from health departments between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. every day.
What precautions should you take?
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
- Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol if soap and water are unavailable.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
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