MedStar Seeking Plasma Donations from Recovered Coronavirus Patients for Study

Since March, MedStar Health has been taking part in a yearlong plasma therapy research project, sponsored by the Mayo Clinic. The therapy—which has been used in the past to treat MERS, SARS, H1N1–is intended to help patients...

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Silver Spring Man Gets Hero’s Send-Off After Long Battle with Coronavirus

On Monday, a 73 year-old Silver Spring man officially went home after a long battle with the coronavirus. The man had been staying at Medstar Montgomery Medical Center in Olney since March. MedStar has not released the...

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CDC Encourages Public to Use Cloth Face Coverings to Slow Spread of COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) now recommends people cover their mouth and nose with a cloth when leaving their home, especially in areas where it may be difficult to practice social distancing. These include grocery...

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Hogan Announces Second Coronavirus Death as Cases Continue to Rise Dramatically

Gov. Larry Hogan announced the second coronavirus-related death in Maryland Friday evening. The patient was a Baltimore County resident in his sixties who suffered from underlying medical conditions. Hogan said in a statement:...

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Hogan Announces First Coronavirus Death in Maryland

Gov. Larry Hogan announced the first coronavirus-related death in Maryland on social media Wednesday evening. The patient was a Prince George’s County resident in his sixties “who suffered from an underlying medical...

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Salmonella Infections Linked to Moby Dick House of Kabob Hummus

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) released a statement Thursday warning people not to eat hummus from Moby Dick House of Kabob because it has been linked to salmonella infections in the state. Since Sept. 10, MDH reports...

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June 1, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Coronavirus Testing Expands to Two Days a Week at Six Flags America

The Maryland Department of Health set a new record Friday for the most tests at a community-based site. They conducted 1,686 COVID-19 tests at the new Six Flags America site. Gov. Larry Hogan announced Monday that the state is expanding testing to two days a week at Six Flags America in Upper Marlboro. State health […]

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June 1, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

¿Por Qué los Hispanos están Siendo Altamente Infectados con COVID-19?

Según las cifras más recientes publicadas el primero de junio, por el gobierno del condado de Montgomery, el 40.1% de los fallecimientos por COVID-19 en el condado son hispanos. Mientras tanto, en el estado de Maryland, hasta la fecha, se han reportado 13,753 casos positivos de COVID-19 y 229 fallecimientos sólo de hispanos, lo que […]

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June 1, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Maryland COVID-19 Hospitalizations at Lowest Point in Weeks

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics Monday morning the Maryland Department of Health reported 11,476 cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County, which is an increase of 115 cases from the 11,361 reported Sunday. Since the first case in March, 576 county residents have died from COVID-19. This is an increase of four deaths since Sunday, according to […]

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May 29, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Updated Numbers From Montgomery’s COVID-19 Dashboard

County Executive Marc Elrich announced Thursday the first phase of reopening would start Monday, June 1 at 6 a.m. Public health officials have tracked key indicators regarding the COVID-19 outbreak in the county to help determine when and how to relax “restrictions and move toward reopening businesses and public amenities in the county.” The county […]

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May 29, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

CVS Ofrece Pruebas de Coronavirus en 30 Farmacias en Maryland

CVS Health ofrecerá pruebas de coronavirus en 13 farmacias más en Maryland a partir del viernes, según un comunicado de prensa de la oficina del gobernador Larry Hogan. Uno de los 13 sitios está ubicado en el condado de Montgomery. La farmacia CVS ubicada en 360 Hungerford Drive en Rockville ofrecerá pruebas a partir del […]

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May 29, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Maryland COVID-19 Cases Pass 50,000; Montgomery Cases Top 11,000; Hospitalizations Decline

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics Friday morning the Maryland Department of Health reported 11,035 cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County, which is an increase of 283 cases from the 10,752 reported Thursday. Since the first case in March, 555 county residents have died from COVID-19. This is an increase of 13 deaths since Thursday, according to […]

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May 28, 2020 | Michelle Queen

CVS Expands Coronavirus Testing Sites to 30 Maryland Pharmacies Starting Friday

CVS Health will offer coronavirus testing at 13 additional drugstores in Maryland starting Friday according to a news release from Gov. Hogan’s office. One of the 13 sites is located in Montgomery County. The CVS Pharmacy located at 360 Hungerford Drive in Rockville will offer testing starting Friday. Last week CVS opened 17 locations in […]

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May 28, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County COVID-19 Metrics Show Uptick in Cases and Hospitalizations

Montgomery County officials are tracking public health data to determine when and how to relax “restrictions and move toward reopening businesses and public amenities in the county.” The county developed the COVID-19 Dashboard to track numerous metrics and updates the information daily by 2 p.m. The metrics tracked by the county include the number of […]

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May 28, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Maryland COVID-19 Cases Near 50,000; Montgomery Cases Top 10,500

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics Thursday morning the Maryland Department of Health reported 10,752 cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County, which is an increase of 285 cases from the 10,467 reported  Wednesday. According to the health department, 542 county residents have died from COVID-19. This is an increase of seven deaths since Wednesday. The number of […]

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May 27, 2020 | Staff Writer

Adventist HealthCare Takoma Park Opens Alternate Care Unit for Recoverying COVID-19 Patients

Adventist HealthCare Takoma Park opened a 21-bed unit Tuesday for recovering COVID-19 patients. Adventist HealthCare has been working with Maryland to increase the number of acute care beds in Montgomery County, according to a statement by Takoma Park Police. The unit, referred to as an alternate care site, initially opened with 21 beds and may […]

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