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September 25, 2020 | Michelle Queen

COVID-19 Numbers: 559 New State Cases, 107 in Montgomery County

Friday morning, the Maryland Department of Health reported 107 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County. This brings the cumulative case count to 22,185 since the start of the pandemic. With a lower rate than 12 of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions, the county had a rolling seven-day average of 2.35% for positive COVID-19 tests. One new coronavirus-related […]

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September 25, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Almost 70% of Pregnant Women Screened for COVID-19 by Mary’s Center Tested Positive

Hispanic women account for almost half of Covid-19 cases among pregnant women nationwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Based on the CDC’s data, among more than 14,000 pregnant women who tested positive for Covid-19 and provided information on race and ethnicity, more than 6,000 were Hispanic, the largest group among […]

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September 24, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Tours Vaccine Development Company Novavax in Gaithersburg

On Thursday, Gov. Larry Hogan toured Novavax, a Gaithersburg company that is developing a COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine candidate is currently in Phase 2 of clinical trials in the U.S., and is expected to begin Phase 3 in a few weeks. Novavax CEO Stanley Erck hopes to see results by early 2021, but said it’s […]

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September 24, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

State Authorizes Schools to Begin Fall Sports Season, MCPS Stays Virtual

All Maryland school systems can begin an in-person formal fall sports season on Oct. 7, State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon announced at a press conference Thursday. Practices can begin Oct. 7 and competition season begins Oct. 27.  The golf competition season is the exception and it begins Oct. 7, also. School systems that choose not […]

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September 24, 2020 | Michelle Queen

County COVID-19 Testing Clinics Available Week of Sept. 28

Montgomery County is holding 12 COVID-19 testing clinics the week of Sept. 28. The clinics provide free walk-in and drive-thru testing at multiple locations throughout the county. Testing clinics are free, and no doctor’s order is required. Online appointments are encouraged but are not required. Appointments may be made on the County’s testing website. County health […]

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September 24, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

New Indoor Public Pool Reservation System To Launch Next Week

A new pool reservation system designed to provide an easier experience is set to launch next week, according to Montgomery County Recreation officials. The new system will begin on Monday, September 28, for pool reservations made for October 5 or later. It will be used to make reservations at the county’s four indoor aquatic centers. Currently, Montgomery […]

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September 24, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Mary’s Center Examinó a Mujeres Embarazadas y el 70 por Ciento Dieron Positivo de Covid-19

A nivel nacional, las madres hispanas representan casi la mitad de los casos de Covid-19 entre las mujeres embarazadas, según datos de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades, mejor conocido como el CDC por sus siglas en inglés. A nivel nacional, según CDC, entre más de 14 mil mujeres embarazadas que […]

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September 24, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Cierran Dos Negocios en Montgomery por Violaciones de COVID-19

Los inspectores del condado de Montgomery visitaron cuatro negocios el fin de semana pasado, cerraron temporalmente uno y ordenaron a otro que cesara y desistiera. Se ordenó a Rockville Escape Room que cesara y desistiera y también recibirá una citación civil, según los documentos de inspección del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos del condado […]

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September 24, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Latest COVID-19 Numbers: 503 New Maryland Cases, 76 in Montgomery County

Thursday morning, the Maryland Department of Health reported 76 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County. This brings the cumulative case count to 22,078 since the start of the pandemic. With a lower rate than 15 of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions, the county had a rolling seven-day average of 2.26% for positive COVID-19 tests. Since Tuesday, no […]

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September 23, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Two County Businesses Shut Down for COVID-19 Violations

Montgomery County inspectors visited four businesses last weekend, temporarily closing one and ordering another to cease and desist.  Rockville Escape Room was ordered to cease and desist and will also receive a civil citation, according to inspection documents from the county Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Inspectors visited Friday and found the business […]

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