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 29, 2020 | Michelle Queen

County COVID-19 Update: Most Metrics Improving Except for Emergency Room Visits

Monday afternoon, Montgomery County released an update to the public health metrics being used to guide the reopening timeline. The county entered Phase 2 of the economic reopening on Friday, June 19 after spending 19 days in Phase 1. The county is tracking three categories of information including surveillance of cases and deaths, hospital capacity, […]

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June 26, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County COVID-19 Metrics: Hospitalizations Continue Dropping

Friday afternoon, Montgomery County released an update to the public health metrics being used to guide the reopening timeline. The county entered Phase 2 of the economic reopening on Friday, June 19 after spending 19 days in Phase 1. The county is tracking three categories of information including surveillance of cases and deaths, hospital capacity, […]

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June 25, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Hogan On COVID-19 Response: ‘We Have Led, and Will Continue to Lead’

Compared to other states, Maryland is better prepared for economic recovery thanks to its “early and aggressive actions,” said Gov. Larry Hogan during a COVID-19 update Thursday. “Our unemployment rate is more than one-third better than the national average,” Hogan said. “We have led, and will continue to lead, on the road to economic recovery.” […]

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June 25, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County COVID-19 Metrics Continue Showing Hospitalizations Dropping

Thursday afternoon, Montgomery County released an update to the public health metrics being used to guide the reopening timeline. The county entered Phase 2 of the economic reopening on Friday, June 19 after spending 19 days in Phase 1. The county is tracking three categories of information including surveillance of cases and deaths, hospital capacity, […]

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June 25, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Casi Cien Nuevos Casos de COVID-19 en un Sólo Día en Montgomery

Estadísticas COVID-19 del Condado de Montgomery El jueves por la mañana, el Departamento de Salud de Maryland reportó 14,381 casos de COVID-19 en el condado de Montgomery, lo que representa un aumento de 98 casos de los 14,283 casos reportados el miércoles. Desde el primer caso en marzo, 691 residentes del condado han perdido la […]

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June 25, 2020 | Aiesha Solomon

Montgomery County Department of Police Accepting Food Donations Thursday

Food donations for people and pets will be accepted Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. County residents can drop-off their donations at Ronald McNair Elementary at 13881 Hopkins Road in Germantown. The event is organized by Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) and two non-profits. Attendees can drive their cars up to the tent near […]

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June 24, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Centro de Recreación de Takoma Park Ofrece Pruebas Gratis de COVID-19

El Centro de Recreación de Takoma Park está organizando un sitio emergente gratuito de pruebas de COVID-19, el jueves 25 de junio de 10 a.m. a 2 p.m. Los interesados deben llamar a la Línea de Ayuda de pruebas del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos al 240-777-1755, para hacer su cita. El sitio web […]

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June 23, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Day 4 of Phase 2: Montgomery County Metrics Show Drop in COVID-19 Cases and Hospitalizations

Tuesday afternoon, Montgomery County released an update to the public health metrics being used to guide the reopening timeline. The county entered Phase 2 of the economic reopening on Friday, June 19 after spending 19 days in Phase 1. The county is tracking three categories of information including surveillance of cases and deaths, hospital capacity, […]

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June 23, 2020 | Aiesha Solomon

With Some Restrictions Still in Place, Gaithersburg’s Playgrounds Now Open

With Montgomery County in Phase 2 of reopening, Gaithersburg has relaxed its restrictions on public playgrounds. Since Friday at 5 p.m., visitors are free to use the facilities as long as they follow public health guidelines. The playground equipment is not sanitized according to Gaithersburg city’s website. They recommend washing hands before and after playing […]

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June 23, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Maryland COVID-19 Cases Surpass 65,000; Montgomery Testing Positive Rate Below 7%

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics Tuesday morning the Maryland Department of Health reported 14,204 cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County, which is a 0.4% increase from the 14,141 cases reported Monday. Since the first case in March, 685 county residents have died from COVID-19. This is an increase of two deaths since Monday, according to the […]

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