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DC Health Announces Second COVID-19 Related Death

Sunday, March 22, 2020

(WASHINGTON, DC) – The DC Department of Health announces a second death in the District due to coronavirus (COVID-19). The patient, a 65-year-old female, was admitted to a local hospital with underlying health conditions and passed away on the evening of March 21. She tested positive for COVID-19 and was included among the District’s reporting data.

“I am saddened to announce a second death related to COVID-19 in our community. The hearts and prayers of our entire city are with her family and loved ones,” said Mayor Muriel Bowser. “We are in a critical phase of this health crisis, and we need everyone doing their part to blunt the spread of the virus. We need people following the guidance of our public health officials, staying at home, and not doing anything to put themselves or our community at risk.”

On Monday, March 23, at 11 am, Mayor Bowser will hold a press briefing in the Public Health Emergency Media Room at the University of the District of Columbia Community College (801 North Capitol Street, NE). It will be streamed live at For more information on the District’s response and recovery, visit