November 12, 2020

Governor’s Briefing on COVID-19: November 12, 2020

November 12, 2020 – Governor Hogan Press Conference 

  • Maryland Department of Health has recorded more than 1,000 new cases for the ninth consecutive day.
  • Maryland is reporting 1,477 new cases in the past 24 hours.
  • Maryland has recorded 159,900 Covid-19 cases to date, 4,112 confirmed deaths and 149 probable deaths.
  • The state’s seven-day positivity rate increased to 5.65%, and half of Maryland’s jurisdictions have positivity rates above 5%.
  • Average cases per 100,000 rose again today to 22.8, which is a 52% increase over the past seven days.
    • Case rates are above 10 in 22 jurisdictions and above 20 in 10 jurisdictions.
  • Hospitalizations are up 53% over the past two weeks, today in Maryland there are 863 total patients, and 199 ICU patients.
  • 460,000­+ Marylanders have opted into MD Covid Alert during the first 48 hours. 
  • Maryland Department of Commerce is working with local jurisdictions to distribute $50 million in direct relief to restaurants.
  • Maryland Department of Labor has started issuing new payments to small businesses through its Layoff Aversion Fund.
    • New applicants have been awarded over $5.7 million, saving another 3,100 jobs. Over 12,000 jobs have been saved through this program to date.
  • $70 million in targeted investments utilizing Covid-19 relief funding to further bolster the state’s emergency response to the surge.
  • $20 million for additional PPE for the Maryland Department of Health.
  • $15 million for unemployment insurance funding to go to the Maryland Department of Labor’s Division of Unemployment Insurance.
  • $10 million will be provided to support the work of area food banks.
  • $10 million to the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development to cover rent payments for low-income tenants.
    • To date, 4,500 rental payments have been through this program.
  • $2 million in emergency supplemental resources for the Maryland Department of Human Services to help foster care providers meet the needs of the youth in their care.
  • $2 million for MDHS, to increase call handling capacity and extend their hours of operation to manage the increase in SNAP and energy assistance programs.
  • $1 million to go to an innovative wastewater sampling program by the MDH and Maryland Department of the Environment to help detect coronavirus outbreaks in vulnerable populations.
  • In Baltimore City, the mayor has issued an order for people to wear facial coverings at all times in the city.

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