COVID-19 hospitalizations in Frederick County were the highest Sunday than at any previous time during the pandemic.

On Sunday, there were 71 patients with COVID-19 and nine patients in intensive care at Frederick Health Hospital. A week ago, there were 65 people in the hospital for COVID-19, including 10 in intensive care, the previous high. The second highest day for hospitalizations was Jan. 11 when there were 69 COVID-19 hospitalizations.

In Maryland overall, 1,823 people were in the hospital with COVID-19 and 408 of those are in intensive care.

More than 2,400 cases were confirmed between Saturday and Sunday in the state, bringing the total to 326,445. The positivity rate dropped by .01 percent and is now 8.12 percent.

The COVID-19 death toll in the state was at 6,394 Sunday after 25 additional deaths were confirmed between Saturday and Sunday.

In Frederick County, 80 additional cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in 24 hours, bringing the total to 14,230. The positivity rate was 9 percent and the death toll was 215, with one additional death reported Sunday.

Across Maryland, 223,740 people have received their first dose of the vaccine, with over 7,000 of those people receiving it in the last 24 hours. Over 20,000 people have also gotten their second vaccine.

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It is quite evident that the general population is incapable of sitting their @$$e$ at home if they don't need to go out for essentials, like food. Dining out and going to bars is not essential. Nor is picking up a new lamp at Walmart or pillows at Costco. Nor is meeting with your "closed group of friends", which, as we can see, was not as closed as you thought they were. Congrats on infecting parents or grandparents. I am sure you will have fond memories of them. You literally "loved them to death".




gabriel, though I agree with your statement, I believe it's incomplete. There is a segment of the "general population" who comprise the dug-in science and public health deniers who refuse to wear a mask, as proud evidence of their (un-)dying and loyal support of Trump and/or as charter members of the far-out fringe elements of the Republican Party. Best case in point? During the coverage of the attack on the Capitol and the House lockdown on January 6th, our nation saw the woman walking among tables of sequestered House members, offering them masks due to the danger of very close quarters, but they smiled and laughingly refused to wear a mask on camera. (If I'm not mistaken, I believe this person was imploring them to wear a mask bc she had a serious co-morbidity: cancer).

This type of ignorance and blatant denial is as epidemic and threatening to our nation as the virus itself; and there will be absolutely no control of the spread when a certain group of ignorant and selfish Americans are devoted to making a political statement even though they too may put their family members and friends at great risk. Tragically, it's going to be an uphill battle for our new president to reverse the 11 months of Trump's dangerous and deadly messaging.


My statement was apolitical Mrs. M. While you accurately portray a segment of the population that blatantly refuse to comply with a public health request (as a public health policy issue, it cannot be ordered at the Federal level), exhibited at the colossally stupid "insurrection", they were a minor subset of the general population. The virus respects no political affiliation, religion, race, creed, color, or whatever way you wish to slice the population. There are ignorant D, R, I, L, G's and Pastafarians who think it is no big deal to carry on life as normal. It isn't, and it isn't only Rs thaqt are getting themselves infected. There are no mulligans with CoViD-19, and one instance of carelessness is enough to get you infected. YOU may not get sick and/or die, but those you asymptomatically infect may not be so lucky. Four simple rules to follow. 1) stay away from crowds, 2) keep at least 6' from another person, 3) wash your hands frequently, and 4) wear the damned mask when out in public.


Hogan should stop promoting his 2024 candidacy on the networks, and start aggressively working on COVID vaccine distribution.

West Virginia had a better rollout than us, (West Virginia!) we have one of lowest rates of inoculation in the country.

Maybe he’s made another deal with South Korea to pay twice the going rate and half the efficacy for vaccines, like he did for tests, who knows...



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