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Maryland’s average positive test rate falls to new low

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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.

Maryland’s seven-day average rate of positive coroanvirus tests reached a new low of 2.75 percent, state data show.

The new low comes after the metric dipped below 3 percent for the first time on Sunday.

Comcast to create more than 1,000 Wi-Fi connected zones across the country, including in Baltimore

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Comcast will provide free Wi-Fi connection to more than 1,000 community centers nationwide, including locations in Baltimore City, as part of a multi-year effort to close the digital divide for low-income families, the company announced on Thursday.

IT training leader Lance Lucas sentenced to 18 months for bribing state delegate

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Baltimore entrepreneur Lance Lucas was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison on Thursday for bribery of former Maryland state delegate Cheryl Glenn.

Maryland’s coronavirus deaths are slowly decreasing

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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.

Maryland reported 10 or fewer deaths each day for the past two weeks, state data show.

The state’s number of daily reported fatal cases has been gradually declining.

Maryland sends personnel and equipment to help fight wildfires out West

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Oregon Fires, 2020. Author: Bruhmoney77, via Wikimedia Commons. “Photo I took outside of my house of the sky at one point on September 8th due to the fires at a high school close to me.” Find the original photo here.

As the West Coast continues to battle historic wildfires, the state of Maryland is lending its support to response efforts in California and Oregon.

Maryland’s coronavirus hospitalizations remain relatively steady

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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.

Maryland’s coronavirus-related hospitalizations held relatively steady with an increase of six more COVID-19 patients on Thursday, state data show.

Apple will distribute Baltimore startup’s ClearMask to employees

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Apple’s latest big rollout comes in the way of PPE for employees, and a Baltimore company is playing a role in protecting them against COVID-19.

Trash piles up as Baltimore DPW faces coronavirus challenges

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Trash cans and recycling bins sit in an alleyway in Baltimore. Photo credit: Emily Sullivan/WYPR

Baltimore City Department of Public Works officials told city council members Tuesday that more than a third of their trash and recycling crews didn’t work in August because of the coronavirus pandemic, allowing some neighborhoods to go weeks without pick-ups.

Maryland’s coronavirus hospitalizations drop after yesterday’s large rise

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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 number of Marylanders currently hospitalized due to coronavirus dropped by 24 patients on Wednesday, the same amount that the metric increased by on Tuesday, state data show.

Where To Drop Off A Ballot, Vote Early Or Vote On Election Day In Baltimore

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Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. The high school will host a voting center on Election Day and a ballot drop box site to be opened by late September.

The Maryland Board of Elections approved Baltimore City’s early voting and Election Day voting centers during a Friday meeting.

Early voters can cast a ballot at eight early voting centers, which will open Oct. 26 through Nov 2. Those casting a ballot on Election Day will have 24 election day voting centers to choose from; early voting centers will also host voters on Election Day.

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