As Baltimore City works to slow the spread of coronavirus, it is also trying to limit the spread of misinformation with a new website containing resources to help people navigate the pandemic.
The website, which can be accessed at coronavirus.baltimorecity.gov, includes information about food distribution sites, clinical guidance for healthcare providers, shareable infographics with information about the coronavirus, ways people can help others through volunteering and donating, and other resources.
“As we continue to work across the City to provide essential services for residents while also protecting their health and well-being, we know that centralizing critical information is key to our efforts,” Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young said in a statement. “We can’t let misinformation and rumors lead people to make poor decisions about their health and this virus.”
Baltimore City had at least 72 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of 10 a.m. Thursday, an increase of 19 new confirmed cases since that time Wednesday, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s Maryland COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard.
Maryland had a total of at least 580 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 157 new confirmed cases reported Thursday morning, according to that dashboard.
Gov. Larry Hogan said that 157-case jump was “by far the largest one-day increase to date.”