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Maryland adds 427 new COVID-19 cases, 20,932 test negative

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The Maryland Health Department is reporting 2,758 COVID-19 cases across the state including 42 deaths.  

Baltimore City is reporting 313 cases and four deaths.  Baltimore County has 427 cases and three deaths. There are 249 cases in Anne Arundel County with four deaths.  Governor Larry Hogan issued a stay-at-home order for the entire state until further notice.   

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  Two more postal employees have tested positive for the coronavirus in Baltimore.  The U.S. Postal Service says the employees worked at the Main Post Office on Fayette Street.  Authorities previously announced that an employee of the city's Brooklyn Post Office tested positive along with one at the Dundalk Post Office in Baltimore County.  The USPS notes that the Centers For Disease Control, the World Health Organization and the U.S. Surgeon General say there is currently no evidence that COVID-19 can spread through the mail and packages.

The Anne Arundel County Police Department is saying a police officer has tested positive for COVID-19.  The officer is being quarantined and treated at the hospital.  Anne Arundel County is currently reporting 206 COVID-19 cases and there are now 2,331 confirmed cases.

A correctional officer is the latest city employee to test positive for COVID-19.  They work at the Metropolitan Transition Center and the entire facility is currently under quarantine.  The MTC facility is a halfway house where inmates transition back into society.

The Housing Authority of Baltimore City is donating food during the COVID-19 pandemic.  They have collaborated with the Department of Planning and the Maryland Food Bank to deliver food to all of their housing communities across the city.  The HABC hopes to curb the hunger among low-income families while also practicing social distancing. More information is available at coronavirus.Baltimorecity.gov