WASHINGTON, March 30 (KUNA) -- Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced at a news conference Monday that he issued a stay-at-home order for the state.
The announcement comes hours after Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) ordered similar restrictions, effective 8 p.m. Monday.
The number of known coronavirus cases in the District, Maryland and Virginia stood at 2,840 today, with 1,414 cases in Maryland, 1,021 in Virginia and 405 in the District.
The regional total of virus-driven deaths also rose, increasing to 26 in Virginia, 16 in Maryland and 9 in the District, for a total of 51 fatalities.
The Covid-19 case total continues to rise in Louisiana as the state health department reports 485 new cases with 34 new deaths today, bringing the total cases in the state to 4,025 with 185 total deaths reported.
Ohio is reporting 280 new cases of novel coronavirus, and 10 additional deaths.
There are now a total of 1,933 cases of Covid-19 in Ohio and a total of 39 people have died, according to the state's website.
Amid the national emergency caused by the COVID-19 outbreak and out of an abundance of caution, the Marine Corps is taking steps to protect its recruits, recruit training personnel, their families and the communities where they live and serve by temporarily suspending the shipping of new recruits to Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina," the Marines said in a statement.
"Recruit training for individuals already at the Depot will continue as planned, with continued emphasis on personal and environmental cleanliness and social distancing," the statement added.
Capitol Hill will be closed to tours until 8 a.m. ET on May 1.
This is an extension of the restricted access, first put in place on March 12.
The tours were originally suspended until the end of March.
"We are taking this temporary action out of concern for the health and safety of congressional employees as well as the public.
We appreciate the understanding of those with planned visits interrupted by this necessary, but prudent, decision," the sergeants said in a statement.
CNN tally: over 155,000 coronavirus cases and 2,828 deaths. (end)