Coronavirus cases top 60K in Maryland, Virginia and DC

Coronavirus cases top 60K in Maryland, Virginia and DC
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Coronavirus cases in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., have surpassed 60,000, according to new reports on Saturday.

The report comes as 2,106 new cases emerged in the region over the last 24 hours, with 2,752 total deaths recorded in the three jurisdictions since the outbreak of COVID-19 began, according to The Washington Post.

D.C. reported seven new deaths Saturday, with fatalities spanning the age range from 35 to 96. It also confirmed 203 new positive cases, bringing the city's total to 6,102. 


Specific wards have endured worse hardships than others, with Ward 4 reporting the most infections at 1,203 and Ward 8 reporting the most deaths, 68, as of Saturday.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) reminded residents in a tweet that Sunday is Mother's Day and said at a press conference Friday that she would maintain social distance from her mother on the holiday, as older adults are more susceptible to fatal COVID-19 illnesses.

In Maryland, 54 more deaths were reported on top of 1,049 new cases, bringing the death toll to 1,614 and the total number of cases to 31,534.

Virginia reported 15 new deaths on Saturday and 854 new cases, bringing the totals to 827 fatalities and 23,196 COVID-19 infections.