Over the past seven days, an average of 9.5 percent of coronavirus tests in Maryland have come back positive, putting the state in line with a testing benchmark set by health experts for the first time.
The statewide rate of positive tests has decreased for six consecutive days since reaching 12.8 percent on May 26, and has been trending downward for about a month and a half, state data show.
During that month and a half of declines, Maryland continued to ramp up its testing capabilities.
Just after 2 a.m. this morning, as voters and observers eagerly refreshed the Maryland State Board of Elections’ to see who might become the next mayor of Baltimore City, the results were completely wiped from the internet.
At a press conference called to laud the peaceful demonstrations from protesters and “restraint” shown by police, Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young said he hasn’t seen a need to institute a curfew in Baltimore.
Darlene Cain’s son, Dale Graham, was killed by Baltimore City police in 2008.
Twelve years later, Cain is continuing to fight for justice for families who have lost their loved ones to police brutality and other forms of violence, and to ensure that others do not meet a similar fate.
“There are men and women, young and old, who lost their life to police, been beaten down,” she said. “We’re just tired and we’re just ready–ready to take action and to get laws changed.”
Cain, 59, joined thousands of protesters in Baltimore on Monday for a youth-led march against police brutality and white supremacy–the fourth day of local protests in the city as part of a nationwide movement that was sparked by the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd, who died in police custody after an officer pressed his knee against Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes.
The number of Marylanders hospitalized from coronavirus has decreased for the sixth consecutive day, state data show.
After rising to 1,338 on May 27, COVID-19 hospitalizations are now at 1,148 as of Tuesday morning.
At least 54,175 Marylanders have tested positive for COVID-19, while 261,640 have tested negative. The state’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases rose by 848, an increase of about 1.6 percent.
The number of newly confirmed cases has decreased for four consecutive days, state data show.
Starting on May 28 with 1,286 newly confirmed cases, the state reported 1,279 new cases on May 29, 1,027 on May 30, 763 on May 31 and 549 today, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard.
At least 53,327 Marylanders have tested positive for COVID-19, while 255,403 have tested negative as of Monday morning.