Monthly Archives: March 2020

32 of DC’s First Responders Test Positive for Coronavirus

There are now 32 D.C. firefighters and police officers that have the novel coronavirus, officials say. Five more firefighters and four additional officers tested positive on Monday, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s office said Tuesday night. The assistant fire chief is among the 19 firefighters who have the virus. “He is in good spirits and is doing well,†Fire Chief Gregory…

Inmate Tests Positive for COVID-19 in Fairfax County

Fifty inmates at a Northern Virginia jail are being monitored after an inmate there tested positive for coronavirus, officials said Tuesday. The Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday night that an inmate in his 20s had tested positive for COVID-19 and is being isolated. County health department spokeswoman Tina Dale said a high-risk task force visited the jail and concluded…

Catholic Charities Sees 80% Spike in Requests for Help

The Catholic Charities organization that serves Washington, D.C., and Maryland says it has been inundated by those in need of the social services it provides. As attempts to stop the spread of the coronavirus keep restaurants, bars and most retail closed, the charity says it has seen an 80 percent spike in people requesting help. Because of concerns about possible…

DC’s First Coronavirus Patient Home After 3 Weeks in Hospital

The first coronavirus patient in D.C. is now home and recovering after spending three weeks in the hospital. The Rev. Timothy Cole, the pastor at Christ Church in Georgetown, was diagnosed with coronavirus earlier this month after returning from an Episcopal church convention in Louisville. He became the District’s first confirmed positive case of coronavirus. He presided over a Sunday church…

3 More Deaths in COVID-19 Outbreak at Maryland Nursing Home

Three more residents of a Maryland nursing home died after contracting COVID-19 in an outbreak that has sickened dozens of the facility’s residents and strained a short-handed staff, health officials said Tuesday.  The deaths of three residents at the Pleasant View Nursing Home in Mount Airy bring Carroll County’s total to five, according to the county health department. The residents…

West Virginia Announces 17 New Coronavirus Cases; Hospital Closes Due To Financial Hardships

There are now 17 additional cases of the coronavirus in West Virginia, bringing the total positive cases to 162, according to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Tuesday. The state reported its first coronavirus-related death Sunday. The victim was an 88-year-old woman from Marion County, the Department of Health and Human Resources said in a news release. …