WASHINGTON — The District of Columbia has passed 1,000 total positive infections of the new coronavirus.
Health officials said Monday 99 new cases had been identified. That brings the total up to 1,097 with 24 deaths.
Mayor Muriel Bowser has issued a stay-home order for Washington’s approximately 700,000 residents.
Neighboring Maryland and Virginia have done the same.
Bowser has declared a state of emergency, shuttered all schools and ordered all non-essential businesses to close.
White House and Capitol tours have been cancelled and the National Zoo, Smithsonian museum network and Kennedy Center have closed. On Sunday, officials shutdown a popular fish market at the city’s Wharf boardwalk after crowds ignored social distancing guidelines and packed the area on Saturday.