Zip codes now included in Covid-19 data updates, Northwest Baltimore City leads state
Governor Larry Hogan tweeted Sunday another level of data would be added to show the spread of the coronavirus across the state of Maryland. Earlier in the week, Hogan announced he had directed the Maryland Department of Health to immediately begin including Covid-19 data by race in the daily updates of confirmed cases.
The governor was urged to do so in letter by signed by 80 state lawmakers who believed African-Americans are disproportionately affected by the virus.
As of Sunday, the state health department reported 8,225 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Maryland. This marks an increase of 531 cases since Saturday, over 41,000 people have tested negative for the virus and 456 patients have been released from isolation, there have been 235 deaths. According to the data, the novel coronavirus has considerable hotspots in Baltimore’s predominantly black Park Heights community as well as Baltimore County’s northwest corridor. A spokesman for the governor, Mike Ricci, says one big concern is that they didn’t want anyone who may see a lighter amount of cases in their zip code to think that they don't have to take the spread of the coronavirus seriously. “The virus is everywhere,” said Ricci.
There are now reports of more than 200 COVID-19 related deaths in Maryland. As of yesterday, state health officials said there have been 206 deaths attributed to the disease with over 76-hundred positive confirmed cases. Nearly 40-thousand people in the state have tested negative.
There are now reports of more than 200-COVID-19 related deaths in Maryland. As of yesterday, state health officials said there have been 206 deaths attributed to the disease with over 76-hundred positive confirmed cases. Nearly 40-thousand people in the state have tested negative.
The coronavirus is leading to more changes in MARC Train and Commuter Bus service. The Maryland Transit Administration says ridership has continued to decline since the March 18 service cuts and further reductions will begin Monday. Administrator Kevin Quinn says implementing the changes will align service with the current demand while ensuring that essential riders can practice social distancing. A complete list of changes can be found at mta.maryland.gov.