Live updates:Northern Virginia to begin easing restrictions Friday; D.C. reports no new virus death
The number of known coronavirus cases in the District, Maryland and Virginia was 95,363 on Tuesday, with 47,687 cases in Maryland, 39,342 in Virginia and 8,334 in the District.
This is the first time in 49 days that the city has added zero covid-19 deaths in a day; the last time was on April 7. A total of 440 D.C. residents have died of covid-19.
The number of virus-related deaths reached 2,333 in Maryland, 1,236 in Virginia and 440 in the District, for a total of 4,009 fatalities.
Gov. Ralph Northam (D) said he will allow the state’s Washington suburbs to move into Phase 1 of reopening later this week, two weeks after most of the state. The region that includes Fairfax, Arlington, Prince William and Loudoun counties, as well as Alexandria officials say criteria have been met to support a gradual reopening that would include restaurants, barber shops and beauty salons operating with significant restrictions.
D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) said that the city is “back on track” to move toward a gradual reopening after seeing a slight spike in new cases over the weekend. She said she would wait until Wednesday to decide whether to move to Phase 1 of the city’s reopening Friday.
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