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State lawmakers take up 15 proposals to reform policing

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Statewide efforts to reform policing will be the focus of a three-day marathon of hearings that begins Tuesday before the state Senate’s Judicial Proceedings Committee. The hearings will consider issues related to body cameras, police discipline, and use-of-force policies.

Maryland sees coronavirus hospitalizations increase while positive test rate declines

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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 seven-day average rate of positive coronavirus tests in Maryland continues to decline, with the average sitting at 2.65 percent as of yesterday, state data show.

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’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.

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.

Maryland’s coronavirus hospitalizations jump by largest amount since July 29

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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 hospitalized 24 more people due to coronavirus, marking the largest one-day increase since July, according to data that the state released today.

Maryland’s average rate of positive coronavirus tests declines for three straight days

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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 rate of positive coronavirus tests in Maryland declined over the weekend, state data show.

After Maryland’s seven-day average positive test rate reached 3.76 percent on Thursday, it decreased the next three days until falling to 3.54 percent on Sunday.

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