DC Records 1st COVID-19 Death

BREAKING – Washington, D.C. (Friday, March 20, 2020) – A 59-year-old man has become the first victim to die in the District of Columbia of the coronavirus.  The DC Department of Health says the man was admitted to a local hospital last week with symptoms of fever and cough as well as other underlying medical conditions.  He was later tested for COVID-19.

Mayor Muriel Bowser issued the following statement.  “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.”

The mayor is set to hold a press conference at 3pm to update residents on the crisis in DC.