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Nation's capital and region hit by coronavirus outbreak

10 months 2 weeks 2 days ago Sunday, March 08 2020 Mar 8, 2020 March 08, 2020 10:50 PM March 08, 2020 in News - AP Texas Headlines

By ASHRAF KHALIL and MICHAEL BALSAMO
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's capital and its surrounding area was dragged into the coronavirus outbreak over the weekend as a prominent Episcopal church in Washington, D.C., suspended all activities when one of its senior leaders was identified as the first person in the city to test positive for the virus. The Rev. Timothy Cole, the rector of Christ Church Georgetown, was in stable condition after being hospitalized Saturday night. That is according to a statement from the Rev. Crystal Hardin, the assistant rector. Meanwhile, Maryland reported two new cases on Sunday, raising to five the total of confirmed cases in the state. Virginia reported its second case.

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