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The number of known coronavirus cases in the District, Maryland and Virginia was 51,070 on Monday, with 26,408 cases in Maryland, 19,492 in Virginia and 5,170 in the District. The number of virus-related deaths reached 1,317 in Maryland, 684 in Virginia and 258 in the District, for a total of 2,259 fatalities.
Here are some of the most significant recent developments as the region responds to the pandemic of the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease covid-19:
? Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Monday extended the state’s business shutdown until the night of May 14 but said he expects to begin rolling back restrictions after that, marking the first shift in the Washington region toward the next phase in the fight against the novel coronavirus.
? The national capital region, including the District, Maryland and Virginia, added 67 new deaths Monday as case numbers exceeded 50,000.
? Latinos are seeing the worst coronavirus infection rates in the nation’s capital and the heavily Latino Columbia Heights neighborhood has become among the hardest hit, D.C. officials said Monday.
? The Department of Justice filed a statement supporting a Virginia church that is pursuing a federal lawsuit against Gov. Ralph Northam over coronavirus restrictions they say violate the freedom of religion.
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