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Maryland sees highest one-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases

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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 recorded its highest one-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 infections to date, with 1,784 new cases.state data show.

Before today, the largest number of cases reported in a single day in Maryland was 1,730 on May 1.

Meanwhile, the number of coronavirus-related hospitalizations and intensive care patients in Maryland continues to decrease.

Orange Element Announces New Client Partnership

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Orange Element is proud to announce a new client partnership with Bankers Healthcare Group. Bankers Healthcare Group (BHG) is a nationwide trusted partner that focuses primarily on providing innovative financial solutions to professionals. Over the past two decades, BHG has grown to surpass $5 billion in total funded loans, and has won numerous awards and accolades for continued growth and innovation, including recognition from Inc. 13 times.

“We were invited in to meet with several members of their growing internal marketing team in late 2019. It was refreshing, impressive, and obvious, to witness a culture driven by values that include collaboration and a focused set of goals,” says Aaron Moore, CEO of Orange Element.

Orange Element, a boutique branding and marketing agency, will support BHG’s marketing team and efforts by providing services to further enhance direct mail and direct response channels, building on strategies that offer solutions to specific customer profiles.

Stokes urges elections board head to resign over Baltimore ballots delay; Scott calls for public meeting

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Image courtesy of Maryland Board of Elections website.

Baltimore City Council President Brandon Scott has called on the Maryland State Board of Elections to hold an open, public meeting no later than Tuesday to address the status of ballots for Baltimore City voters.

Carl Stokes, a former city council member who represented Baltimore’s 12th District and is now running for council president, has called on Linda Lamone, the administrator of the state elections board, to resign from her position or for Gov. Larry Hogan to fire her immediately.

Maryland surpasses 200,000 COVID-19 tests, state’s coronavirus hospitalizations decrease

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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 has conducted more than 200,000 coronavirus tests, and about 20 percent those are coming back positive for COVID-19, state data show.

At least 39,762 Marylanders have tested positive for COVID-19, while 161,744 have tested negative as of Monday morning, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard. The state’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases rose by 958 since Sunday, an increase of about 2.5 percent.

Scott criticizes local, state election boards for delay in mailing ballots to voters

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Council President Brandon Scott on Friday criticized city and state election boards for the delay in sending Baltimore City residents their ballots for the June 2 primary election. Screengrab via Facebook Live.

Baltimore City Council President Brandon Scott on Friday said that a disproportionate number of Baltimore City voters, compared to other jurisdictions, have not received their ballots for the June 2 primary election, which is less than three weeks away.

Baltimore launches three mobile COVID-19 testing clinics

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Photo by Wally Gobetz, via Flickr

In an effort to expand testing for COVID-19, Baltimore has launched mobile sites in the Brooklyn, Cherry Hill and Highlandtown neighborhoods, city officials announced today.

Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young said those areas were chosen based on ZIP code data and testing needs.

Maryland COVID-19 intensive care patients increase while hospitalizations decrease

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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.

As Maryland prepares to lift its stay-at-home order later today, the state recorded its second largest number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care to date, while the number of coronavirus-related hospitalizations continued to decline to its lowest point in the past 19 days, state data show.

At least 36,986 Marylanders have tested positive for COVID-19, while 145,840 have tested negative as of Friday morning, state officials said. The state’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases rose by 1,083, an increase of 3 percent, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard.

Baltimore will keep its stay-at-home order in place, Young blames state for lack of tests

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Although Gov. Larry Hogan has given the OK for the state to start reopening on Friday, Baltimore City will maintain its stay-at-home order, Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young announced today, saying the city does not have the capacity to test for COVID-19 to safely start bringing back non-essential businesses.

Maryland COVID-19 hospitalizations and intensive care admissions show small decreases

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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.

The number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 and the number of coronavirus-related intensive care admissions have both slightly decreased for the past two days, state data show.

But while the number of coronavirus patients in intensive care has remained relatively flat, it has not been below 500 since April 19.

And although the number of hospitalizations has decreased since the beginning of the month, it has not been below 1,500 since April 26.

Hogan lifts stay-at-home order, allows limited reopening of retail stores, places of worship, other locations

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Gov. Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced that Maryland would begin its first stage of recovery on Friday, including the reopening of many businesses. Screengrab via Facebook Live.

Maryland will lift its stay-at-home order and allow retail stores, barber shops, hair salons, manufacturers, places of worship and other select locations to reopen at limited capacity, effective 5 p.m. Friday, Gov. Larry Hogan announced today.

But the decision about whether any or all of those places can in fact reopen will ultimately fall to the executives of the state’s 24 local jurisdictions, Hogan said.

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