Reported out by Baltimore City Mayor Jack Young in a series of tweets:
Tonight, we were informed by the @MDHealthDept of the first positive case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Baltimore City. #COVIDー19
The case involves a male in his 60s. The Baltimore City Health Department is currently investigating the case.
In anticipation of positive COVID-19 cases, I activated the Emergency Operations Center this week, canceled all City-permitted gatherings of more than 250 people, and suspended activities at City-operated senior center buildings.
Additionally, @BaltCitySchools and @RecNParks recreation centers have been closed for the next two weeks, and we announced a two-week halt on all eviction notices.
At this time, we need all residents to take extra precautions, especially our older adult population who are at higher risk for contracting this virus.
Also noted yesterday by Maryland Matters:
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman (R) announced the county’s second case on Saturday.
“The Harford County case is a 69-year-old who is a family member of the county’s first reported case, an 86-year-old woman who traveled overseas and remains hospitalized,” Glassman said in a statement. “The 69-year-old remains isolated at home and is asymptomatic.”
So what we know of the 26 confirmed reported cases (if that number is still correct this morning) in Maryland:
- 7 in Prince George’s County
- 6 in Montgomery County
- 2 in Baltimore County
- 2 in Harford County
- 1 Charles County
- 1 Anne Arundel County
- 1 Carroll County
- 1 Baltimore City
- 5 in locations not reported yet
Here is the site to keep an eye on in Howard County for updates: https://www.howardcountymd.gov/Departments/Health/MM-Alerts-and-Recalls
Here is a site to watch for information on Maryland cases: https://phpa.health.maryland.gov/Pages/Novel-coronavirus.aspx.
The Washington Post has some interesting (all be it not totally up to date) tracking information for the DMV area (https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/local/dc-maryland-virginia-coronavirus-cases/?itid=lk_inline_manual_4)
This is a good site to keep up to date with the latest coronavirus announcements worldwide: (Worldometer) https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ or (Johns Hopkins) https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html.
Anyone else miss it when the Governor or officials from the state provided us with locations and ages of those confirmed with the Coronavirus in Maryland? I do. So much so that I sent the following tweet out from my personal twitter account:
I am having a hard time with the promise of “I am fully committed to being transparent, providing the facts, keeping Marylanders informed” and then no longer receiving that information from the state.
What do you think?