Lawmakers push for racial breakdown in Maryland’s public coronavirus data, seek to spot disparities early
Every morning at 10 a.m., the Maryland health department publishes an update to its sobering data about the rapidly spreading coronavirus.
The latest state data showed the number of cases among people ages 10 to 19 more than doubled over three days. It documented how the number of cases among women in Maryland surpassed those among men. And it registered cases as they’ve sprung up in county after county after county.
But absent so far is a breakdown of cases by race. Some lawmakers say publishing this information while the pandemic is ongoing is vital so that state officials can monitor any disparities as they arise.
Source: The Baltimore Sun