Frederick County reported 34 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the total to just shy of 4,500.

Meanwhile, 798 new cases of COVID-19 were reported across the state on Saturday, similar to the daily increase of 781 reported on Friday.

The state has now reported 135,127 cases of the novel coronavirus since the pandemic was declared in March. The county now has had 4,498.

Maryland reported four deaths while the county reported zero. Hospitalizations in Frederick County fell from eight to seven, while hospitalizations statewide increased by 6. There are currently 422 people hospitalized in Maryland.

The positivity rate — the percentage of tests that come back with a positive result averaged over seven days — sits at 3 percent for the county and 3.15 percent for the state.

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More people being tested, the positivity rate remains low, the hospitalization rate remains low, and the death rate remains low and is on a downward slide. The silver lining to the cloud the media keeps reporting.

How many Americans have not tested positive? How many who have tested positive not been sickened? How many sickened have recovered? These are also important metrics.

Why doesn't the MSM also report those numbers?

Keep wearing that mask when required - with your nose covered!



Why doesn’t the media report how many haven’t been killed by gun violence, poverty, lack of adequate medical care? SMH, ridiculous

Greg F

Been seeing more and more maskless people out and even more wearing down off their nose in stores all over. Saw several food service workers with masks off the nose too, which were reported to health department.


@GregF, and you didn't call the police or the health department!?!? What about taking their picture and posting on social media in order to shame those people into compliance?? Also, what were you doing outside of your bunker since there are no vaccines or cures for the pandemic? Oh wait, were you wearing your self-contained level 4 hazmat suit?? If not, you should rush over to the closest COVID-19 testing location before you go over to FMH and are tested for every other communicable disease. You can't be too safe these days.


Which part of “were reported to the health department” sounded like “were not reported to the health department”?


If you want to be 100% safe and it sounds like you do, don’t go out. Just stay home, order your food, groceries, supplies online. You’ll be spared the gestapo work and your anxiety level will go down. Just looking out for you bud.


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