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County Expands Phase One Re-Opening and Announces $2 Million for Volunteer Fire & Rescue

After two-weeks of a decrease in acute care beds and a plateauing of ICU beds used for COVID-19 patients, fewer patients needing ventilators, and the delivery of 100,000 gowns, N95 masks, and gloves this week, Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner announced the expansion of Phase One Re-Opening tomorrow. Gardner noted that the 100,000 clinical gowns delivered on Tuesday were three weeks late in being delivered. The reliability of obtaining PPE continues to be a concern for handling COVID-19 patients and protecting health care workers. The Frederick County Health Department is…

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Governor Hogan Expands Phase One Openings to Include Outdoor Dining and More

Governor Larry Hogan announced that the state is now testing 10,000 patients per day. 300,444 tests have been completed as of today. Contact tracing capacity has increased 500% to find and fight the virus. The statewide positivity rate peaked at 26.9% on April 17, 2020. As of May 26, 2020, the positivity rate in the state had decreased to 12.8%. The death rate has dropped by more than 50% since the peak on April 29, 2020. Total hospitalizations are down 22% since thier peak on April 30, 2020. As such,…

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