Washington D.C. is reporting its first death related to the novel coronavirus, a 59-year-old man with previous underlying conditions.
“It is with great sadness that we announce a tragic death and, on behalf of our residents, I share our love and condolences with the patient’s family and friends,” said Mayor Muriel Bowser. “As a community, we must continue to support one another during these uncertain times. Everyone must do their part so that we can blunt the spread and protect our families, friends, and neighbors.”
According to yesterday’s 8 pm report, March 19th, there have been 32 new positive cases, bringing the District’s overall positive case total to 71 individuals.
Today, at 3 pm EST, Mayor Muriel Bowser is scheduled to hold a press conference.
Watch live: here