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A 17-year-old boy died due to coronavirus on Sunday in Washington, D.C. It is the youngest fatality case of the city due to COVID-19. The D.C. mayor's office released the coronavirus data on Monday reporting the youngest death. The teenager contracted the disease in Washington but died in Pennsylvania. His death brought the total fatalities in the city to 185.
Currently, there are total 3,892 confirmed cases in the city with 51 new positive cases reported on Monday. Among these cases, 3 per cent of total cases comprises 18 or younger people. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser gave the report of the coronavirus cases and deaths in a daily briefing. The name and details of the teenager boy were not released.
A special election is conducted in the state of Maryland to fill the seat after the death of Elijah Cummings. The election officials have encouraged the residents to vote but from home. They have launched an online voting system under which people can easily view through the mail.
The officials have mailed ballots to all 510,000 registered voters of the district, which need to postmarked by the voters by April 28. The citizens of areas which include Howard County, Baltimore County and Baltimore City will take part in this stamp-free election. The seat was vacant from October last year after Cummings passed away.
Pentagon has set up a US military unit to defend Washington city and will be working under "operational commands." The military unit will work for protecting the US government from national and foreign enemies. It will work under the control of the US government and will defend the top officials in all the events organised in Washington, D.C.
Due to coronavirus pandemic, Joint Task Force National Capital Region (JFT-NCR) was prompted last month for the protection of the citizens and to battle the deadly outbreak. Moreover, it has been reported that this unit was established to defend the city from the martial laws introduced in the city.