Sister of Washington, D.C., mayor dies of Covid complications
The sister of Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser died Wednesday of complications from the coronavirus disease Covid-19, the mayor said.
Mercia Bowser, 64, was the older sister of the Democratic mayor of the district.
“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,” Bowser said in a statement.
Mercia Bowser had been treated for Covid-19-related pneumonia.
New reported cases of the disease have been in decline across the nation in recent weeks, but health experts say the number of new infections is still high.
“The baseline of daily infections is still very, very high,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Sunday on “Meet the Press.”