Del. Nick Mosby and other House members send letter calling for specific COVID-19 information

Posted at 7:47 AM, Apr 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-07 07:50:59-04

BALTIMORE — On Tuesday, Delegate Nick Mosby sent a letter to Governor Larry Hogan asking for the release of more data on exactly who is getting sick from COVID-19.

Delegate Mosby believes that the coronavirus is disproportionately affecting minority communities and wants the state to release more specific information to see if what he believes is true.

He, with the backing of 80 other House members, asked for the release of data based on race and zip code in categories such as number of positive tests, number of hospitalizations and number of deaths from the virus.

Mosby says other cities, like Chicago and Charlotte, have released limited data that shows that African Americans are being affected at much higher rates than other races and, according to The Washington Post, the District of Columbia sent out data based on race and found 58 percent of the deaths from COVID-19 were African American.

City Council President Brandon Scott also introduced legislation Monday during a virtual city council meeting asking for similar data for Baltimore City.