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Seven D.C. residents died Monday of coronavirus complications, bringing the city’s total to 112 as the District’s overall number of coronavirus cases surpassed 3,000.

As of Monday, the District reported 171 new positive cases of COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus, putting the overall positive case total at 3,098.

The city’s seven latest COVID-19-related deaths, all Black senior citizens, include four women and three men with ages ranging from 68 to 86.

Meanwhile, Metropolitan Police Department officers continue to use a script when encountering a group of people who are not properly social distancing.

Officers also have personal protective equipment (PPE) to use in accordance with Mayor Muriel Bowser’s order and when interacting with someone who may be displaying COVID-19 symptoms or when they must provide critical aid such as CPR.

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