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Prince George’s High School Basketball Coach Dies From COVID-19

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A Prince George's County high school basketball coach and school counselor died on Friday after testing positive for COVID-19.

Terrance Burke worked at Northwestern High School in Hyattsville, Maryland.

"I know this news is devastating and shocking to many in the Northwestern High School community and all who knew and loved him. Please know that my heart is breaking with yours and I am praying for your strength and comfort during this time," Prince George's County Public Schools CEO Monica Goldson said in a statement.

Burke's family members also shared his passing on Twitter.

Goldson said a support team of school psychologists, professional school counselors and pupil personnel workers will provide counseling and support to students and staff remotely for as long as necessary.

The county has 196 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, the second highest in the state after Montgomery County's 255.

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