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Two women mark Baltimore City's first deaths due to COVID-19

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Posted at 5:36 PM, Mar 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-28 18:47:20-04

BALTIMORE — Today Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young announced Baltimore City’s first two deaths related to COVID-19.

The deceased were both women, one in her sixties and another in her eighties both with underlying medical conditions.

Mayor Jack Young said “It is with a heavy heart and profound sadness that I report the first two deaths linked to the COVID-19 virus,” Mayor Young said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with their families during this difficult time. It is vital that we continue to protect each other and vigilantly practice social distancing to safeguard our community.”

There are nearly 1,000 positive coronavirus cases in the state of Maryland.

Mayor Young is reminding residents that gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited, and is urging residents to stay home to help limit contact and to slow the transmission of the COVID-19 virus in Baltimore City.