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Scott, Dzirasa see decreases in COVID-19 circumstances, urge residents to get examined, vaccinated – WBAL TV Baltimore

Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott signed a new executive order, relaxing restrictions on adult entertainment businesses. They can open, like other businesses, as long as they follow coronavirus guidelines.|| Coronavirus updates | Maryland’s latest numbers | Get tested | Vaccine Info ||Scott also gave an update on the city’s coronavirus case numbers.Scott and city Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa are seeing decreases in coronavirus cases and trying to make sure those who want the vaccine get it. City officials gave the latest numbers: 40,708 cases of coronavirus in Baltimore. The latest seven-day average of new cases is just over 92 per day, a 39% decrease from a month ago. The positivity rate is 2%, which is down 42% from a month ago. Currently, there are 261 people hospitalized from coronavirus and 807 Baltimoreans have died from the virus.“We have to remember they are family members, friends and neighbors they will never be able to celebrate holidays, birthdays just good times with their families,” Scott said.The health department said 78,934 city residents have received a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine while more than 45,000 have received a second dose. The city’s coronavirus vaccine data dashboard now gives the county of residence for each person who received shots at any Baltimore City vaccine site. As 11 News reported Monday, most doses allocated to Baltimore have gone to hospitals.As they give out more vaccines, health officials said they continue to focus on seniors and underserved communities. They are also trying to dispel myths surrounding the Pfizer, Moderna vaccines, along with the Johnson & Johnson, also known as the also known as the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine.“Like the other vaccines, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine does not contain live coronavirus, and you will not get infected with coronavirus after getting the vaccine. None of the vaccines approved by the FDA alter your DNA in any way and one insert a microchip tracking chip into your body,” Dzirasa said.Dzirasa also said there’s been a slight decrease in the number of people getting tested for coronavirus. She and the mayor reminded everyone the virus has not gone away, along with testing, social distancing and other health guidelines still need to be followed.As part of a statewide commemoration of the lives lost, the Baltimore City hall dome will be lit in the color amber on Friday night.

Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott signed a new executive order, relaxing restrictions on adult entertainment businesses. They can open, like other businesses, as long as they follow coronavirus guidelines.

|| Coronavirus updates | Maryland’s latest numbers | Get tested | Vaccine Info ||

Scott also gave an update on the city’s coronavirus case numbers.

Scott and city Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa are seeing decreases in coronavirus cases and trying to make sure those who want the vaccine get it.

City officials gave the latest numbers: 40,708 cases of coronavirus in Baltimore. The latest seven-day average of new cases is just over 92 per day, a 39% decrease from a month ago. The positivity rate is 2%, which is down 42% from a month ago. Currently, there are 261 people hospitalized from coronavirus and 807 Baltimoreans have died from the virus.

“We have to remember they are family members, friends and neighbors they will never be able to celebrate holidays, birthdays just good times with their families,” Scott said.

The health department said 78,934 city residents have received a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine while more than 45,000 have received a second dose.

The city’s coronavirus vaccine data dashboard now gives the county of residence for each person who received shots at any Baltimore City vaccine site. As 11 News reported Monday, most doses allocated to Baltimore have gone to hospitals.

As they give out more vaccines, health officials said they continue to focus on seniors and underserved communities. They are also trying to dispel myths surrounding the Pfizer, Moderna vaccines, along with the Johnson & Johnson, also known as the also known as the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine.

“Like the other vaccines, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine does not contain live coronavirus, and you will not get infected with coronavirus after getting the vaccine. None of the vaccines approved by the FDA alter your DNA in any way and one insert a microchip tracking chip into your body,” Dzirasa said.

Dzirasa also said there’s been a slight decrease in the number of people getting tested for coronavirus. She and the mayor reminded everyone the virus has not gone away, along with testing, social distancing and other health guidelines still need to be followed.

As part of a statewide commemoration of the lives lost, the Baltimore City hall dome will be lit in the color amber on Friday night.

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