By CBS Baltimore Staff

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Mayor Brandon Scott is set to provide a COVID-19 update Wednesday morning, his office announced.

The press conference will be streamed live on CBSN Wednesday at 11 a.m. 

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The mayor will be joined by Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa and a slew of health professionals in the region.

Those health professionals include:

  • Dr. David Marcozzi, COVID-19 Incident Commander, University of Maryland Medical System 
  • Dr. Kevin Sowers, Executive Vice President, Johns Hopkins Medicine  
  • Dr. Bradley Chambers, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Baltimore Region, MedStar Health
  • Rebecca Altman, Vice President, Chief Integration Officer, Lifebridge Health
  • Ed Lovern, President and CEO, Ascension Saint Agnes Hospital
  • Dr. Richard Katz, Vice President of Medical Affairs, Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital
  • Dr. Bradley Schlaggar, President and CEO, Kennedy Krieger Institute
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The announcement comes during a coronavirus surge in the state. The Maryland Department of Health on Tuesday reported 6,218 new confirmed COVID cases in the past day, by far the most recorded in a 24-hour period.

The state’s 7-day positivity rate is now 11.64%, the highest since June 2020.

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CBS Baltimore Staff