Articles by Bryan Gallion

August 27, 2020 | Bryan Gallion

Seven-Day COVID-19 Positivity Averages: 3.3% Statewide, 2.36% in County

The Maryland Department of Health on Thursday reported 87 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County. That brings the cumulative case count since the start of the pandemic to 19,733. With a lower rate than 16 of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions, the county had a rolling seven-day average of 2.36% for positive COVID-19 tests. Montgomery County has […]

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August 26, 2020 | Bryan Gallion

COVID-19 Numbers: 440 New State Cases, 47 in County on Wednesday

Montgomery County logged 47 new COVID-19 infections Wednesday, according to Maryland Department of Health data, bringing the cumulative number of cases to 19,646 since March. The latest three-day average for test positivity was 2.5%. One new coronavirus-related fatality was recorded in the county Wednesday. The pandemic death toll is now 777. Montgomery County leads the […]

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August 26, 2020 | Bryan Gallion

Towson University Changes Course, Students Sent Home After Positive Tests

Towson University will hold most of its classes online for the entirety of the fall semester, President Kim Schatzel announced Wednesday, citing concerns related to a rising number of positive COVID-19 cases among students, faculty and staff. “This has been a most difficult decision for me, but the safety of our campus community must be […]

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August 26, 2020 | Bryan Gallion

Excessive Heat Did Not Harm COVID-19 Test Specimens, AdvaGenix Study Finds

High temperatures in Montgomery County didn’t adversely affect saliva specimens collected for COVID-19 testing by the Rockville-based AdvaGenix, according to a study completed by the company. “Our preanalytical temperature stability study demonstrates that no saliva sample was compromised by excessive heat,” said Dr. William G. Kearns — AdvaGenix’s CEO, chief scientific officer and director — […]

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August 13, 2020 | Bryan Gallion

State’s Seven-Day COVID-19 Positivity Average Dips to Lowest Rate Yet

Montgomery County recorded 111 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, according to Maryland Health Department data — bringing its cumulative total throughout the pandemic to 18,752. The three-day rolling average for test positivity in the county ticked up to 3.6% after two straight weeks at 3% or under. One new death was added on Thursday to the […]

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August 12, 2020 | Bryan Gallion

Maryland’s 8th District Leads US in Science and Engineering Jobs, Study Says

Maryland’s 8th Congressional District has the highest proportion of science and engineering jobs in its workforce out of any district in the United States, according to a new report from the Information Technology Industry Council. About 4.6% of the jobs in the district — which encompasses parts of Montgomery, Frederick and Carroll County — are […]

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August 12, 2020 | Bryan Gallion

County’s COVID-19 Rolling Positivity Rate Stays at or Below 3% Last Two Weeks

The Maryland Department of Health on Wednesday reported 83 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County, bringing the cumulative number of infections to 18,641 since the pandemic started. Three new fatalities were added to the county’s coronavirus-related death toll, which is now 767. For the last two weeks, the three-day rolling average for positive test results […]

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August 11, 2020 | Bryan Gallion

COVID-19 Data: County, State Numbers as of Tuesday

Montgomery County tallied 69 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, according to data from the Maryland Department of Health, bringing the total number of infections to 18,558 since March.  About 54% of coronavirus-related deaths in the county to date were people aged 80 or older, according to demographic data updated by the Montgomery County Government on […]

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August 11, 2020 | Bryan Gallion

Next COVID-19 Relief Bill Should Fund NIH Research, Cardin and Van Hollen Urge

Maryland’s U.S. Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen joined a bipartisan coalition of their Senate colleagues Thursday in calling for $15.5 billion to be allocated for research at the Bethesda-based National Institutes of Health in the next federal COVID-19 relief package. The pandemic has led to a $10 billion loss in biomedical research across […]

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August 11, 2020 | Bryan Gallion

Police Investigate Fatal Single-Vehicle Collisions in Potomac, Cloverly

Police responded to two fatal collisions between the late hours of Monday night and early hours of Tuesday morning: one in Potomac and another in Cloverly. The Montgomery County Police Department said it received a call around 10:51 p.m. on Monday reporting a single-vehicle, single-occupant fatal collision in Potomac on River Road near Luvie Lane. […]

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