Delta Variant Cases Doubling Every 2 Weeks In Maryland; Some Fear Return To Restrictions

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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Patrice Jackson’s disguise is not going anyplace with much contagious Delta variant cases connected the rise.

“I deterioration it for information reasons. I cognize they person this caller strain of Covid truthful I conscionable deterioration the disguise to beryllium safe,” Jackson said Tuesday arsenic she headed to bargain groceries successful North Baltimore. “I  thought it was each over, and past I said ‘Oh Lord, present we spell again.’”

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In Baltimore City implicit the past 4 weeks, cases are up 26 percent; the positivity complaint is up 28 percent, but deaths (7-day mean is zero) are down by 100 percent. @wjz #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/rGBaVCLk9k

— Mike Hellgren (@HellgrenWJZ) July 20, 2021

Maryland is reporting much than 100 caller Covid infections for the eighth consecutive day. One 100 fifty-five cases were confirmed Tuesday by the Maryland Department of Health and doctors accidental they are fueled by unsafe strains targeting the unvaccinated.

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— Mike Hellgren (@HellgrenWJZ) July 20, 2021

While immoderate cities person reinstated disguise mandates, nary successful Maryland are doing truthful astatine the moment. Some Marylanders told WJZ they bash not privation to spot aged restrictions again.

“I anticipation that we don’t extremity up with a disguise mandate again. If that’s what they consciousness is harmless for everybody, I recognize and I’ll spell with it. But I don’t unrecorded successful fear,” said Keri, arsenic she finished up her buying successful Hampden.

Angela Dudley believes the numbers are hyped to marque radical scared.

“There’s wholly excessively overmuch made of it,” she said. “I’m not the slightest spot concerned. There are a batch of radical who unrecorded successful fear. I bash not.”

For the archetypal clip since January, each 50 states are reporting rising lawsuit numbers. But Maryland is 1 of the apical 10 astir vaccinated states, and the positivity complaint present remains comparatively debased astatine 1.53%, inching up .05% successful 24 hours.

Other states similar Arkansas, which has the third-fewest vaccinations, are seeing immoderate hospitals capable to capacity.

David Koch conscionable got backmost from Los Angeles, which reinstated its disguise requirement.

“I’ve been vaccinated. My family’s been vaccinated. We usage masks,” helium said. “I deliberation we’ve got to instrumentality the authorities retired of it and conscionable enactment safe. I spot it arsenic a motion of respect by maine keeping a disguise connected whether I’m sick oregon not, I’m helping you out.”

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In Baltimore implicit the past 4 weeks, cases are up 26 percent; the positivity complaint is up 28 percent but deaths are down by 100 percent.

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— B'more City Health (@BMore_Healthy) July 19, 2021

The large question: Will things get worse?

Dr. David Dowdy, subordinate prof of epidemiology with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, said Delta variant cases are doubling each 2 weeks and encouraged radical to get vaccinated.

“This is similar the commencement of different waves we person seen, and if we bash immoderate tiny things now, we tin forestall ourselves from being successful a batch of occupation a period oregon 2 from now,“ helium said.

More than 76 percent of Maryland adults person received 1 vaccine shot.

Delta variant cases marque up 83 percent of each sequenced cases successful the United States, the manager of the Centers for Disease Control told lawmakers Tuesday. That is up from 50 percent conscionable 2 weeks ago.

We are presently sequencing astir 45% of affirmative tests for variants. Here you tin spot however the Delta variant (purple) has gradually go much dominant. https://t.co/e3ePl6WFMN pic.twitter.com/RFhzJcq3jN

— Michael Ricci (@riccimike) July 16, 2021

Maryland sequences astir 45 percent of affirmative tests for assorted COVID-19 strains.

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For the latest accusation connected coronavirus spell to the Maryland Health Department’s website oregon telephone 211. You tin find each of WJZ’s sum on coronavirus successful Maryland here.

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