This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.

Maryland continued its streak of reporting over 1,000 new COVID-19 cases with 1,019 new cases on Saturday. The state has now reported 89,365 cases of COVID-19. 

Meanwhile, Frederick County only reported three new positive cases on Saturday, the lowest it has recorded in a couple of weeks. Hospitalizations ticked up by one, bringing the total to eight hospitalizations in the county.

Two new hospitalizations were recorded in the state for a total of 592 current hospitalizations. Maryland also reported 12 new deaths, bringing the state's COVID-19 death toll to 3,374.

The county continues to report higher numbers of people in their 20s contracting COVID. At the end of March, only 6 percent of positive cases in Frederick County were people in their 20s. That number is now at 28 percent. 

This marks the first weekend that Gov. Larry Hogan's new executive order, which mandates wearing a mask outside in places where six feet social distance cannot be attained, will be enforced. 

Follow Erika Riley on Twitter: @ej_riley

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Frederick County definitely isn't perfect, yet it must be much worse in other parts of the State. Our dentist has called for cleaning teeth. I refuse to go, it is not a necessary risk. G of over to Washington County and you will see far more not wearing masks and keeping a social distance.


It depends on the procedures the dentist is using. I had to go in June because of an issue I was having. My dentist has limited appointments to 6 per day, disinfects between appointments, won't even let you touch a doorknob. Additionally, she bought a vacuum/filter device (from Korea) that pulls any aerosols escaping your mouth into the machine. She was wearing a "moon suit" two face masks and a face shield that relatively closely fit her face. Not taking care of your mouth and teeth can lead to some serious health issues itself. You have to weigh the risks and decide. I would have no issue going back to my dentist just for a cleaning. This pandemic could last another year.


I can wait.



Greg F's to be expected the way you see all manner of people acting stupid. Go to Wal-Mart...clerk behind the return counter taking her mask off, putting it on, taking it off fiddling with her face...numerous times to the point I just left. Go sports at the at the field and courts on Monocacy by the new park-n-ride. Derrrr. Sorry, I feel absolutely no sympathy when someone gets sick from these stupid acts.

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