WASHINGTON (ABC7) — More people in the D.C. area are being tested for COVID-19/coronavirus, and three cases have been confirmed in Maryland, according to Governor Larry Hogan.
As of Friday morning, one test was pending in D.C., 10 were pending in Virginia (four in Central Virginia, three in Northern Virginia, one in Eastern Virginia, and two in Northwest Virginia), and 12 in Maryland, according to health officials.
The latest D.C. numbers were released the day after it was learned that a group of people who attended a conference in D.C. this week may have been exposed to coronavirus before traveling to the capital.
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee, also known as AIPAC, says a group of people who attended its 2020 policy conference at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center were "potentially" in contact with someone who had coronavirus prior to the conference.
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Around 15,000 people attended that conference.
"Although we have been told by the DC Health Department there is not reason to "sound the alarm", we want to be sure all Policy Conference attendees have the information we have at this time," AIPAC President Betsy Berns Korn and AIPAC Board Chair Dr. Mort Fridman wrote in the email.
Worldwide, more than 90,000 people have been sickened by the virus and 3,100 have died. The number of countries hit by the virus reached at least 70.
The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus climbed to 11 on Wednesday with a patient succumbing in California — the first reported fatality outside Washington state.