COVID

There were 682 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Maryland on Saturday, 139 more than were reported on Friday. 

Frederick County reported 45 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Saturday. There were no deaths reported in the county for the fourth consecutive day. Eight new deaths were reported statewide, for a total death toll of 3,732, according to data from the Maryland Department of Health.

Hospitalizations statewide fell by 23 on Saturday, leaving 324 people hospitalized. Hospitalizations also fell in Frederick County, from two people to just one in a non-ICU bed. 

The positivity rate, which is the 7-day average of how many tests come back with a positive result, fell statewide by 0.14 percent, but rose in the county from 2.47 percent to 2.7 percent. 

Since the pandemic began in March, 119,744 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Maryland, 3,896 of which have been in Frederick County.

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threecents

Did Hogan explain? It seems like bad timing, and people are generally not being as careful. I think this gives them more false confidence.

Greg F

Meant no masks on diners at BWW...

Greg F

Thurmont.

Greg F

Went to Roy Rogers in Thurmond to get to-go food. Most patrons maskless and just hanging around...if masked, loose or not in right. Large group of 20 there for some meeting, standing around mostly maskless chatting and no eating going on. Staff didn’t care. Buffalo Wild Wings in Frederick....same then gojng for a takeout. I masks on diners I could see, even when they were ordering or waiting for food. This is the sort of BS that is keeping us from getting back to normal and STAYING with low numbers.

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