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November 25, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

County Concerned About Morgue Capacity as COVID-19 Hospitalizations, Cases Rise

COVID-19 hospitalizations are catching up to case spikes, Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles said during a media briefing Wednesday. “As you noticed in last week’s press conference we said, ‘You know the hospital data is kind of lagging behind the cases.’ That’s no longer the case,” Gayles said. “We are seeing comparable increases […]

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November 25, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Montgomery Lidera el Estado en el Total de Muertes Relacionadas con COVID-19

Estadísticas de COVID-19 del condado de Montgomery El Departamento de Salud de Maryland informó de 383 nuevos casos de COVID-19 en el condado de Montgomery, el miércoles por la mañana. Este es el tercer aumento más grande en un período de 24 horas desde que comenzó la pandemia en marzo y el decimotercer día consecutivo […]

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November 25, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Cierre Electoral con Aumento en la Participación de Votantes en Montgomery

La Junta Electoral del Condado de Montgomery contó el último lote de boletas provisionales esta semana. Según los funcionarios, hubo aproximadamente un 79% de participación de votantes para las elecciones de 2020, un aumento del 6% en comparación con 2016. MyMCM habló con el Dr. Gilberto Zelaya de la Junta Electoral del Condado de Montgomery […]

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November 25, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Marylanders Will Receive Emergency Alert on Cell Phones Wednesday at 5 p.m.

At around 5 p.m. Wednesday, Marylanders will receive a statewide emergency alert on their cell phones— only the second time the tool has been used by Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration. The governor’s administration first used the alert on March 31 to inform residents about the state’s new COVID-19 Stay at Home directive, according to a […]

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November 25, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County and Maryland Record Third Highest Number of New COVID-19 Cases

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics The Maryland Department of Health reported 383 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County Wednesday morning. This is the third-largest increase in a 24 hour period since the pandemic began in March and the 13th consecutive day the increase in daily cases is more than 200. The county’s cumulative case count is […]

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November 25, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Outdoor Exercise Equipment Now Available at Wheaton Regional Park

Montgomery County Parks Department announced on Twitter that Wheaton Regional Park has new outdoor gym equipment. “The 1,800 square-foot station features seven pieces of equipment and an accessible walkway to the bathrooms, parking lot, playground, and Pine Lake Trail,” Montgomery Parks tweeted. In light of the coronavirus, Montgomery Park requires people to wear masks and […]

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November 25, 2020 | Clara Longo de Freitas

Maryland First Lady Yumi Hogan Awarded Highest Civilian Honor from South Korea

Yumi Hogan, Maryland’s First Lady, was awarded the Order of Civil Merit of the Republic of Korea — the country’s “highest and most prestigious civilian honor,” according to a press release by the governor’s office. The ceremony took place Tuesday at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Washington, D.C. Hogan is one of […]

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November 25, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Board of Elections Counts Last Batch of Ballots

The Montgomery County Board of Elections counted the last batch of provisional ballots this week. According to officials, there was about a 79% turnout of voters for the 2020 election — a 6% increase compared to 2016. MyMCMedia spoke with Dr. Gilberto Zelaya from the Montgomery County Board of Elections to learn more. THE END […]

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November 24, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

In Wake of Kleine’s Ethics Violations, Council Works to Change Rules for CAO 

The Montgomery County Council’s Government Operations and Fiscal Policy (GO) committee recommended approval of a bill that would prohibit the county’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) from outside employment. This would be the only county employee held to this rule, said County Council Senior Legislative Attorney Robert Drummer during Monday’s committee meeting. The recommendation is related […]

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November 24, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Tuesday’s COVID-19 Daily Case Numbers: Maryland 1,667, Montgomery 233

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics The Maryland Department of Health reported 233 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County Tuesday morning. This is the 12th consecutive day the increase in daily cases is more than 200. The county’s cumulative case count is 31,622. The county has a rolling seven-day average of 4.64% for positive COVID-19 tests, which […]

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