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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Sunday, May 17:
- Prince William County announces free testing sites.
- American Vets (AMVETS) announces their 'Rolling to Remember' rally for Memorial Day is now going to be virtual.
- The District reports 81 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total to 7,123 cases. Eight DC residents have died since the weekend began.
- Maryland sees the lowest hospitalization numbers in the state for the last three weeks for a total of 1,463.
- In Virginia, fewer than 10 deaths were reported in the commonwealth in the last day, bringing the total 1,009.
Saturday, May 16:
- The Preakness Stakes has a new date this year: October 3. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced the delayed date for the Baltimore horse race on Saturday.
- Maryland reports 982 new cases of the virus, with Virginia reporting 1,011. Combined for the two states, 75 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours.
- Crowds continue to walk along the Ocean City boardwalk as condos and hotels allow reopening.
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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