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Coronavirus deaths increase to 189 in region; Del. Norton calls for closure of Mall memorials; Alexandria sees first death

The number of known coronavirus cases in the District, Maryland and Virginia was 8,483 on Tuesday, with 4,046 cases in Maryland, 3,336 in Virginia and 1,101 in the District. The number of virus-related deaths was 63 in Virginia, 91 in Maryland and 24 in the District, for a total of 178 fatalities.

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Here are some of the most significant and recent developments as the region responds to the pandemic of the novel coronavirus, Latest Washington News which causes the disease covid-19:

• The greater Washington region on Tuesday reported nearly 900 additional coronavirus cases and another 21 fatalities. That brings the number of known cases in Maryland, Virginia and the District to 8,922, with 189 deaths. Virginia reported 455 new cases and nine new deaths — both single-day highs.

• D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) sent a letter Tuesday asking the head of the National Park Service to close the Jefferson and Lincoln memorials after crowds visited the locations over the weekend.

• The city of Alexandria on Monday night reported the first death of a resident from complications of covid-19. Press Release Distribution Service The city’s health department said the resident had previously tested positive for the virus.

• The D.C. government released coronavirus data broken down by race for the first time, showing black residents are disproportionately represented among the dead. Fourteen of the District’s 24 covid-19 fatalities are black, or about 58 percent. Black residents comprise about 46 percent of the city’s population.

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