Parts of Baltimore-area have high COVID-19 community transmission

Four of Maryland's biggest jurisdictions are now areas of high community transmission for COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While most elected leaders and health officials in those jurisdictions said they will not reinstate face mask mandates, one remains a "maybe." The CDC is now recommending the public wear face masks indoors and on public transportation across the heart of the Baltimore metro region. The CDC cited rising COVID-19 case rates and hospitalizations that have pushed Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Howard counties into the category of high community transmission.

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