There was plenty of news across Washington, D.C., and northern Virginia on Thursday. If you missed any of it on your local Patch, here's a roundup of some of the top stories from the past 24 hours.
Latest Coronavirus News In DC/VA
The Loudoun County Health Department reported Thursday the county's first death from the new coronavirus, or COVID-19 — a staff member with Loudoun County Public Schools. The victim, a woman in her 70s who had been hospitalized, died Wednesday night.
Virginia's cases of the new coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, increased to 460 on Thursday. Deaths due to COVID-19 are up to 13 statewide, and 65 people are hospitalized, according to the Virginia Department of Health. The latest state count does not include the death of a staff member with Loudoun County Public Schools, which Loudoun County reported Thursday.
The D.C. Department of Health confirmed the third death of a District resident Wednesday night due to the new coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. D.C. Health reported 48 new positive cases, bringing the total number of positive coronavirus cases in the District to 231.
The City of Fredericksburg reported its first confirmed case of the new coronavirus, or COVID-19, on Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases in the Rappahannock Area Health District to 13. Elsewhere in the area, there are nine cases reported in Stafford County and three in Spotsylvania County.
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Hospitals across the country are running dangerously low on face masks amid a growing coronavirus outbreak.
One Georgetown bridal boutique wants to fill that void.
The Centreville Labor Resource Center, a program of the Centreville Immigration Forum, serves as a safe place where recent immigrants can get matched up with homeowners who need odd jobs done around the house or contractors who need workers for one- or two-day jobs. But fewer employers are coming into the center seeking workers as they put off projects until the coronavirus, or COVID-19, crisis begins to subside.
- VA, DC Coronavirus: Special Grocery Shopping Hours For Seniors
- Virginia Coronavirus Updates: Things To Know For Week Of March 22
- Local Nonprofit Seeking Donations To Help Test For Coronavirus
- Coronavirus Help: Purcellville Suspends Meals Tax For Restaurants
- SPCA Reduces Animal Adoption Fees In Response To Coronavirus
- 7 Coronavirus Scams: Police Urge Residents To Remain Vigilant
- Great Falls Park Has No Fees, Busy Weekends Amid Coronavirus
- Alexandria Animal Shelter Pauses Adoptions Due To Coronavirus
- Supervisor Storck: Practice Social Distancing, Help Neighbors
- Rosslyn BID Highlights Dining Options During Coronavirus
- Fairfax Schools To Start Distance Learning Plan On April 14
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