The Maryland Department of Health has released the latest numbers about the race for confirmed coronavirus cases. 42.7% of those infected whose race was known were black, 31.9% were white and 11.8% were another race.
Race data is not available for more than 20% of Maryland’s now 6,185 confirmed cases.
Governor Larry Hogan said, “90% of the testing is being done by doctors and hospitals who are sending tests to private labs outside of the state, which have not been keeping such data.” Hogan added that there will be significant gaps in data initially.
As of Thursday morning, the state also announced 138 deaths caused by the virus.