BALTIMORE CITY, COUNTY HAVE RECORD HIGH RATES OF COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION OF COVID-19

Health officials say the city of Baltimore and Baltimore County, as well as Anne Arundel County and Howard County, have recorded high rates of community transmission of COVID-19.  The CDC reports there were 283 new cases of the virus per 100-thousand people over the last week while the rate of hospitalizations grew to almost 12 cases per 100-thousand residents.  Baltimore County officials say they’re not planning to reinstate a mask mandate right now because of the high rate of vaccinations among county residents.  Almost 84 percent of Baltimore County residents are currently vaccinated.