Baltimore Council President Scott pushes for racial breakdown in city coronavirus cases

Baltimore City Council President Brandon Scott introduced a bill Monday night requiring the city health commissioner report patients’ races and ZIP codes during a health emergency, a move designed to produce data that’s not been made public in Maryland during the coronavirus pandemic. Scott and the 14-member council, all Democrats, are among a growing chorus of lawmakers calling for a breakdown of COVID-19 cases by race, alongside already-public data on patients’ gender, age and county. (Balt Sun)

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