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Rawlings-Blake responds to Hogan, saying governor ‘devalues the Black community’

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Via PBS NewsHour

Following news accounts of Gov. Larry Hogan’s memoir and his critical view of Baltimore leadership during the 2015 uprising, former Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake responded in a Baltimore Sun op-ed, saying the governor “devalues the Black community” through his words and actions.

While Hogan paints “himself as a different politician,” the governor “has brought little more beyond criticism and disdain” since calling in the National Guard to quell the unrest following Freddie Gray’s funeral, Rawlings-Blake writes.

Maryland COVID-19 hospitalizations reach highest point since June 27

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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’s coronavirus hospitalizations reached their highest point since June after increasing for three straight days, according to state data released today.

Since the start of the pandemic, 11,897 Marylanders have been hospitalized for COVID-19, including 463 who are currently hospitalized.

After declining to 434 on Friday, hospitalizations rose each day over the weekend and reached 463 today–the highest they have been since reaching 478 on June 27.

Maryland reports record amount of new test results while daily cases continue to climb

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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 reported an additional 24,148 coronavirus test results today, the largest number released in a single day.

On Wednesday, state official set the previous record with 21,535 results, surpassing the 21,140 cases reported last Sunday.

The state confirmed 707 new coronavirus cases, the third time in the last four days the number has surpassed the 700 mark.

An average of 4.43 percent of coronavirus tests over the past seven days came back positive.

Maryland’s COVID-19 hospitalizations decline after two-day 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.

After increasing for two days, Maryland’s coronavirus hospitalizations on Thursday dropped by 11 patients, to 436, state data show.

The state’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases rose by 648, an increase of 0.86 percent, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard.

BPD report: Overall crime decreased since 2019, but homicides increased

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Photo by Elvert Barnes, via Flickr

In the first five months of 2020, crime in Baltimore is down 21 percent compared to the same period in 2019 however the pace of homicides is up slightly from last year’s staggering total, according to a report that the Baltimore Police Department released today.

The report reviews the progress so far of BPD’s five-year “Crime Reduction & Department Transformation Plan” over the last fiscal year.

In a year-to-date comparison of the first five months of the year, the total number of crimes fell from 14,395 in 2019 to 11,404 in 2020, a 21 percent decrease, according to data from BPD.

COVID-19 cases increase by more than 700 for second straight day, state reports record number of tests

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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.

For the second straight day, the number of coronavirus cases in Maryland rose by more than 700, state data show.

Maryland’s confirmed coronavirus cases rose by 756 since Tuesday, when officials reported an increase of 733. Today’s total represents the largest one-day increase since June 5, when there were 912 new cases.

But the increase comes as state health officials reported an additional 21,533 coronavirus test results on Wednesday, marking the largest number of results recorded in a single day.

Of the coronavirus tests completed over the last seven days, 4.26 percent came back positive.

Hogan calls on local jurisdictions to better enforce guidelines at bars, restaurants

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Gov. Larry Hogan on June 10 announced that indoor dining would be allowed to resume, gyms will be allowed to reopen June 19, and the Maryland is lifting restrictions and other businesses and activities under phase two of the state’s coronavirus recovery plan. Screengrab via Facebook Live.

On the heels of sharp increases in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations Tuesday morning, Gov. Larry Hogan called on the leaders of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions to strictly enforce coronavirus-related restrictions on bars and restaurants, saying some establishments are “flagrantly violating the law.”

Baltimore County announces grant to reimburse businesses for COVID-19 safety expenses

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The Baltimore County Courthouse. Photo by James G. Howes, via Wikipedia.

Baltimore County today established a $3 million grant fund to reimburse service industry businesses that have had to install hand washing stations, glass barriers and other fixtures and equipment to safely reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic, officials announced today.

Maryland sees largest increase in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations in more than a month

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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.

There are 29 more Marylanders hospitalized due to COVID-19 since Monday, the state’s largest one-day increase since May 26, state data show.

The state’s total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose by 733, marking the largest number of cases reported in one day since June 5, when there were 912 new cases.

Advocates urge city officials to implement water affordability legislation

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Baltimore City’s water affordability law was supposed to go into effect today, scaling water bills to household income.

But last month, Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young’s administration sought to delay the law’s implementation until July 1, 2021, with the Department of Public Works’ acting director Matthew W. Garbark saying the coronavirus and budgetary restraints hindered the agency’s ability to meet the requirements.

Now, a coalition of advocates are pushing city officials to phase in some of the legislation’s provisions.

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