1. Covid-19 in MoCo
Montgomery County has some good news to share! Bethesda Magazine Reports that the County has recorded 56 new cases of COVID-19 today — the second-fewest the county has added this month. The county has had 69,476 cases since the pandemic started more than a year ago. The county has added fewer than 100 cases of the virus for five consecutive days. That hadn’t happened since the six-day period of Sept. 26 to Oct. 1.
2. U.S Census Results
The results are out! The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that the 2020 Census shows the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2020, was 331,449,281. NBC Washington has a great breakdown of the 2020 census results. The U.S. population rose to 331,449,281 last year, the Census Bureau said, a 7.4% increase that was the second-slowest ever since the Great Depression. Experts say that paltry pace reflects the combination of an aging population, slowing immigration and the scars of the Great Recession more than a decade ago, which led many young adults to delay marriage and families.
3. Daniel Kaluuya
Ugandans around the world are celebrating one of their own. BBC Africa reports that British actor Daniel Kaluuya, who is of Ugandan origin, won an Oscar yesterday. Kaluuya won Best Supporting Actor for his role in Judas and the Black Messiah. In his speech he thanked all his fans from London and Kampala. His Ugandan mother, who was in the audience, was also credited for her contribution in his career.