DC mayor's sister dies from Covid-19

华盛顿州 Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser’s sister died Wednesday at age 64 从 “complications related to Covid-19,the mayor said in a 声明.

“我和我的家人为失去姐姐而哀悼, Mercia Bowser, who passed away this morning due to complications related to Covid-19,Bowser said in the statement. “Mercia was loved immensely and will be missed greatly, as she joins the legion of angels who have gone home too soon due to the pandemic.
The mayor said Mercia Bowserher only sister and eldest sibling — “was a loving daughter, 妹妹, aunt, 和朋友” WHO “worked tirelessly for children, the elderly, and those with behavioral disorders until her retirement and beyond.
Bowser said her family was grateful to the medical staff at Washington Hospital Center who treated her sister for pneumonia related to her bout with coronavirus until her death Wednesday morning.
    Mercia Bowser is among the 1,001 Covid-19 deaths the nation’s capital had recorded as of Wednesday afternoon, 根据 data from Johns Hopkins University. The district currently has just shy of 40,000 冠状病毒病例.
    Her death also comes the same week that the US hit 500,000 2019冠状病毒病死亡, a sobering landmark in a pandemic that continues to ravage the country as officials race to vaccinate Americans to slow the spread of the virus.
    The mayor has already mourned the death of at least one other person close to her who contracted the virus, as she announced last March that George Valentine, who was serving as the deputy director of the Mayor’s Office of Legal Counsel, passed away after testing positive.
      It’s devastating for everybody, 当然. We’re very sorry,” 她当时说.
      Bowser has helped steer the city through the pandemic since its onset, declaring a state of emergency last March and later ordering the closure of some businesses to mitigate the spread of the virus. She also moved late last year to impose new dining restrictions in the city as cases rose around the holiday season.

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