Mayor of Baltimore Tests Positive for Covid

Mayor Brandon M. Scott of Baltimore examined constructive for Covid-19 on Monday regardless of being vaccinated, his workplace stated.

Mr. Scott, 37, was asymptomatic and self-isolating at his dwelling within the metropolis, Cal Harris, a spokesman for the mayor, stated in an announcement on Monday afternoon.

“This might have been a special scenario if Mayor Scott weren’t vaccinated,” Mr. Harris stated.

Mr. Harris added that metropolis well being officers had been doing contact tracing on the colleagues that Mr. Scott interacted with at out of doors occasions final weekend.

A spokeswoman for the mayor stated he attended two occasions on Saturday: the opening of a neighborhood heart and a groundbreaking ceremony for a growth firm. On Sunday, he made an look on the metropolis’s Parade of Latino Nations.

Zeke Cohen, a member of the Baltimore Metropolis Council, stated on Twitter on Monday that he was with the mayor on the parade, however he later examined damaging for the virus.

The mayor’s constructive end result got here as Baltimore grapples with a big rise in new infections. On Sunday, in line with a New York Instances database, the typical quantity of each day new circumstances during the last seven days was 122.

Throughout a plateau at first of July, the each day common was 5 new circumstances per day. Barely lower than two-thirds of the town’s residents who’re eligible for vaccinations are totally inoculated, in line with a Instances database.

Mr. Scott has been making an attempt to enhance the town’s vaccination charge. He stated final month that every one metropolis employees should be inoculated by Oct. 18.

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