Mayor of Washington D.C. The first city of Covid-19 was announced on March 7, after neighboring Maryland for the first time confirmed three cases of virus infection.
On Twitter in the afternoon of 7/3, Mayor Muriel Bowser said the laboratory of the City Department of Forensic Science confirmed an “almost certain case” positive for the new strain of corona virus, the agent of Covid- 19.
Detailed information about the sick person, where they live or how they were infected with the virus, was not immediately released. Mrs. Bowser is preparing for the evening press conference the same day.
The announcement was made by Mayor Bowser after Maryland, located next to the US capital, confirmed the first three cases of the virus in the state – a couple in their 70s and a woman in their 50s, the Washington Post said. . All three became infected while sailing on the Nile in Egypt, and were recovering, according to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan.
This information quickly caused concern that others in the metropolitan area and the suburbs of Maryland and Virginia may be infected with the virus.
Concerns about the three patients may have infected some elderly and children led authorities to temporarily close five schools in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and warn a retirement community. In Rockville, Maryland, monitor residents so they can spot symptoms promptly.
In addition, the organizers of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on March 7 also said a person who attended the conference, which took place last week in Maryland, was positive for the virus. However, this person did not have close contact with President Donald Trump or Vice President Mike Pence who was present at the event, according to the White House spokesman.
Mr. Pence also attended another conference, organized by the Israeli Civil Service Commission (AIPAC) in Washington D.C. from March 1 to 3. Two people, from New York to the US capital attending the conference, were confirmed positive for the virus.
Politico confirms the first positive case in D.C. is not a participant in CPAC or two at AIPAC conference.
Governor Hogan has called on CPAC participants to take their temperature measurements twice a day and notify the local health authorities if they have a fever or cough, shortness of breath. People with symptoms should stay at home until further notice from the authorities.
The state of Virginia has not recorded any cases as of March 7, with 130 people being followed.