Marcus Dieterle

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Marcus Dieterle is the associate editor of Baltimore Fishbowl. He has returned to Baltimore after working as the deputy editor of the Cecil Whig newspaper in Elkton, Maryland. Before that, he served as the editor-in-chief of The Towerlight. Marcus graduated from Towson University in 2018 with his bachelor's degree in journalism and political science. He can be reached at [email protected]

Maryland confirms 44 new coronavirus cases, bringing state total to 288

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This is a picture of CDC’s laboratory test kit for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). CDC tests are provided to U.S. state and local public health laboratories, Department of Defense (DOD) laboratories and select international laboratories. Photo courtesy of CDC.

Another 44 Marylanders have tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the statewide total number of confirmed cases to 288. Three Marylanders have died due to the coronavirus.

Only three counties in Maryland have not reported any confirmed cases of COVID-19: Allegany, Dorchester and Kent counties.

H&S Bakery hiring more than 50 workers to keep up with increased demand amid COVID-19

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Photo of the bakery via Google StreetView

As households stock up on basic kitchen staples during the coronavirus pandemic, the Baltimore-based H&S Bakery is hiring more than 50 new employees to keep up with the increased demand for bread.

The bakery said it is planning to increase production and distribution in response to COVID-19.

Hampden merchants offer same-day home delivery during pandemic

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DoubleDutch Boutique is one of the Hampden merchants offering same-day delivery of their products amid the coronavirus pandemic. Screengrab from DoubleDutch Boutique’s website.

As Gov. Larry Hogan increases the types of Maryland businesses ordered to close amid concerns over COVID-19, many bars, restaurants and other establishments have offered carryout and delivery options to their customers. But eateries are not the only ones trying to navigate doing business during the pandemic.

A group of Hampden merchants, including a yarn store, florist’s shop and others, will begin same-day home delivery of their items March 23.

Creative Alliance helps artists adapt to pandemic with mini concerts, online storytimes, kite sales

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As the spreading coronavirus pandemic causes event cancellations in Baltimore, Creative Alliance is helping performers continue sharing their art. Photo courtesy of Creative Alliance.

Recent statewide restrictions on crowds during the coronavirus pandemic have resulted in event cancellations left and right. For working musicians and other performers who rely on gigs for their main source of income, no audiences means no money.

But Creative Alliance is working to ensure that performers and audiences practice safe social distancing while not distancing themselves from great art.

Maryland coronavirus total grows to 149 with 42 new cases, including two more child cases

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This is a picture of CDC’s laboratory test kit for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). CDC tests are provided to U.S. state and local public health laboratories, Department of Defense (DOD) laboratories and select international laboratories. Photo courtesy of CDC.

An additional 42 Marylanders have tested positive for the new coronavirus, including two more children, bringing the state’s total number of confirmed cases to 149 as of 10 a.m. Friday.

The number of COVID-19 cases in Maryland rose by 39 percent from Thursday to Friday.

Baltimore Public Markets close until further notice under Hogan’s orders

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Photo by jpellgen (@1179_jp), via Flickr

Baltimore’s public markets, including the famed Lexington Market, have closed until further notice in compliance with a series of executive orders that Gov. Larry Hogan announced Thursday in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Hogan ordered all enclosed shopping centers and entertainment venues to close, effective 5 p.m. Thursday. He also prohibited gatherings of more than 10 people and urged Marylanders who are not “essential workers” to avoid using public transit during the current state of emergency.

Under Armour pledges $2M to support people impacted by coronavirus pandemic

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Under Armour’s Infinite reflective running shoes. Photo courtesy of Under Armour.

Under Armour, the global athletic apparel company headquartered in Tide Point, is pledging up to $2 million to support people affected by COVID-19, while also encouraging people to exercise while they are self-isolating in their homes.

The company is donating $1 million to hunger-relief organization Feeding America, and will donate up to $1 million worth of money and product to support Good Sports’ effort to provide equipment, footwear and apparel to youth sports leagues, as part of a 30-day fitness challenge.

Maryland confirms first coronavirus death, first child case as statewide total surpasses 100

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This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), depicts the exterior structure of the coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19. Image courtesy of CDC.

The first Marylander has died from COVID-19, and the state surpassed 100 confirmed cases of the coronavirus.

The statewide total has risen to at least 107 as 22 new Marylanders have tested positive for COVID-19, including the first child case in a 5-year-old Howard County girl, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Thursday.

Hogan also announced the first COVID-19 death in Maryland on Wednesday night.

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