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The head coach of Northwestern High School's basketball team, Terrance Burke has died from the coronavirus, Prince George's County Public Schools announced on Saturday. 

Burke was also a school counselor for Northwestern.

There is no official word on how or when Burke transmitted the virus. Maryland closed all schools statewide on March 16 and will remain closed through April 24.

"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," PGCPS CEO Monica Goldson said in a statement.

Several members of the community paid their respects to Burke on social media. 

The Wildcats had just concluded their 2019-20 season less than a month before the outbreak with a 13-10 record.