Virus

Hospitalizations related to COVID-19 have reached their lowest level since March 31.

In Maryland, there are 358 people in the hospital due to COVID-19, including 107 of those who are in intensive care. Between Saturday and Sunday, 29 people were released from the hospital.

On Sunday, the state added 497 confirmed cases, bringing the total to 107,791. Six deaths were also confirmed. The death toll is now 3,609.

In Frederick County, 18 confirmed cases of COVID-19 were added between Saturday and Sunday, bringing the total to 3,477. No deaths were reported and the positivity rate is 2.6 percent, showing no increase from Saturday.

The statewide positivity rate is 3.3 percent, down .07 percent.

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LNL1955

This is very good news. Across the state, this shows the number of total confirmed cases to be rising 3.2 percent a week, and in Frederick County, 1.8 percent a week. Great numbers. The big question has to do with whatever schools are opening, and especially the colleges. I know that every college is trying to control the spread of the virus, but so many college students are acting as if the pandemic isn't happening or that they can just take their chances, get sick and get it over with. We desperately need the instant Covid tests as quickly as possible so that we can identify those who have it right away (as in, before they step into a crowded room and infect everybody if they're getting close to people and not keeping their mask on). But it feels like this incredible lesson in actions and consequences for young adults: Act the way you normally would, and you and all your classmates have to go home and you get NO college experience whatsoever. Limit what you normally do and you might actually be able to stay at your college for the rest of the semester. Can't you pull that off?

Thewheelone

LNL1955, a good example of how this virus spreads when people ignore the science of prevention; according to today's WAPO, there has been a 92% spike in cases this past week in South Dakota. Remember the Sturgis spectacle a couple of weeks ago? Additionally, for those who do not bother to check the site here, 25% more hospitalizations, 23% more positive cases, 11% more tests. https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/national/coronavirus-us-cases-deaths/?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-low_gfx-virus-tracker%3Ahomepage%2Fstory-ans&itid=hp_rhp__hp-top-table-low_gfx-virus-tracker%3Ahomepage%2Fstory-ans

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