Maryland expands contact tracing as coronavirus hospitalizations drop below 1,400 for first time since April 20

On the same day that Maryland said the number of patients currently hospitalized because of the coronavirus dropped below 1,400 for the first time in a month, the state announced that its expanded contact tracing operation will be in place next week. State officials reported the fifth straight day Thursday of declines in how many people are hospitalized with COVID-19 as that number fell to 1,374 — the lowest it’s been since April 20. Of those, 526 were in intensive care. (Balt Sun)

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