COVID-19

Maryland’s COVID-19 Positivity Rate Drops to 10.9%, Hospitalizations at Lowest Level Since April 15

Maryland’s COVID-19 Positivity Rate Drops to 10.9%, Hospitalizations at Lowest Level Since April 15

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that Maryland’s COVID-19 positivity rate has dropped to 10.9%, and current total hospitalizations have fallen to their lowest level since April 15. Maryland’s Positivity Rate Continues Steady Decline. Maryland has now conducted 348,773 COVID-19 tests, including 9,412 tests over the last 24 hours. The state’s positivity rate peaked on April...
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Maryland Reports 52,778 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases and 2,411 Deaths, An increase of 763 cases and 21 deaths

Maryland Reports 52,778 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases and 2,411 Deaths, An increase of 763 cases and 21 deaths

As of Sunday, May 31, 2020, Maryland reports 52,778 confirms COVID-19 cases, with 2,411 deaths. An increase of 763 cases and 21 deaths. Negative test results now total 249,101 tests, and increase overnight of 7,172 tests, with the positive test results at 10.9% Number of confirmed cases : 52,778 Number of persons tested negative : 249,103...
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Governor Hogan Issues Two Additional COVID-19 Emergency Orders

Governor Hogan Issues Two Additional COVID-19 Emergency Orders

Governor Larry Hogan today issued two additional COVID-19 emergency orders, extending a prohibition on utility shut offs and residential late fees, and allowing breweries, wineries, and distilleries to provide service in outdoor seating areas. EXTENDING MORATORIUM ON UTILITY SHUTOFFS AND LATE FEES. Governor Hogan has extended his order prohibiting electric, gas, water, sewage, phone,...
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St. Mary’s County School Feeding Programs Scheduled to Start Monday, June 1, 2020

St. Mary’s County School Feeding Programs Scheduled to Start Monday, June 1, 2020

UPDATE 5/30/2020: St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS), in partnership with St. Mary’s County Department of Social Services, St. Mary’s County Health Department, and the St. Mary’s County Department of Emergency Services has engaged the assistance of local food service facilities to ensure continued safe food distribution to families with children. Food will be...
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MetCom, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and St. Mary’s County Health Department to Study COVID-19 in Wastewater

MetCom, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and St. Mary’s County Health Department to Study COVID-19 in Wastewater

The St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission (MetCom), the St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD), and St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM), have partnered on a pilot project to monitor the presence of COVID-19 in local wastewater. Detecting novel coronavirus in local wastewater before outbreaks of coronavirus disease happen allows for early public health intervention...
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Maryland Reports 50,988 COVID-19 Cases and 2,348 Deaths, An Increase of 1,279 Cases and 41 Deaths

Maryland Reports 50,988 COVID-19 Cases and 2,348 Deaths, An Increase of 1,279 Cases and 41 Deaths

As of Friday, May 29, 2020, Maryland reports 50,988 COVID-19 cases and 2,348 deaths. An increase of 1,279 cases and 41 deaths. Number of negative test results is currently 233,530, an increase of 11,517. COVID-19 Statistics in Maryland Number of confirmed cases : 50,988 Number of persons tested negative : 233,530 Total testing volume : 328,516 Number...
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Maryland Reports 49,709 COVID-19 Cases and 2,307 Deaths, An Increase of 1,286 Cases and 37 Deaths

Maryland Reports 49,709 COVID-19 Cases and 2,307 Deaths, An Increase of 1,286 Cases and 37 Deaths

As of Thursday, May 28, 2020, Maryland reports 49,709 COVID-19 cases and 2,307 deaths. An increase of 1,286 cases and 37 deaths. Number of negative test results is currently 225,149, an increase of 11,517. COVID-19 Statistics in Maryland Number of confirmed cases : 49,709 Number of persons tested negative : 225,149 Total testing volume : 316,797 Number...
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Governor Hogan Announces Resumption of Outdoor Dining, Additional Activities to Complete Stage One of Recovery

Governor Hogan Announces Resumption of Outdoor Dining, Additional Activities to Complete Stage One of Recovery

 Governor Larry Hogan today announced that due to successful Stage One reopenings across the state and improvements in key data and metrics, the State of Maryland can now safely move forward with the completion of Stage One of the ‘Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery,’ which includes the resumption of outdoor dining and outdoor...
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Maryland Reports 47,687 COVID-19 Cases and 2,217 Deaths, An Increase of 535 Cases and 38 Deaths

Maryland Reports 47,687 COVID-19 Cases and 2,217 Deaths, An Increase of 535 Cases and 38 Deaths

As of Wednesday, May 27, 2020, Maryland reports 48,423 COVID-19 cases and 2,270 deaths. An increase of 736 cases and 53 deaths. Number of negative test results is currently 213,632, an increase of 6,832. COVID-19 Statistics in Maryland Number of confirmed cases : 48,423 Number of persons tested negative : 213,632 Number of confirmed deaths : 2,270...
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Maryland Reports 47,687 COVID-19 Cases and 2,217 Deaths, An Increase of 535 Cases and 38 Deaths

Maryland Reports 47,687 COVID-19 Cases and 2,217 Deaths, An Increase of 535 Cases and 38 Deaths

As of Saturday, May 23, 2020, Maryland reports 47,687 COVID-19 cases and 2,217 deaths. An increase of 535 cases and 38 deaths. Number of negative test results is currently 206,800, an increase of 4,375. COVID-19 Statistics in Maryland Number of confirmed cases : 47,687 Number of negative test results : 206,800 Number of confirmed deaths : 2,217...
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11 Charles County Meal Distributions Sites to Close on Monday, May 25, 2020, for Memorial Day

11 Charles County Meal Distributions Sites to Close on Monday, May 25, 2020, for Memorial Day

The 11 meal distribution sites will be closed Monday, May 25, as Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) observes Memorial Day. The sites will reopen at 11 a.m. May 26. Meal sites at high schools are closed on the day of the school’s graduation events. Sites will be closed at Henry E. Lackey and Maurice...
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Motorists Urged to Slow Down, Stay Alert, and Travel Off-Peak if Possible During Memorial Day Weekend

Motorists Urged to Slow Down, Stay Alert, and Travel Off-Peak if Possible During Memorial Day Weekend

With warmer weather and sunshine forecast for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, more travelers are expected in Maryland now that the state’s COVID-19 Stay at Home restrictions have been replaced with a Safer at Home advisory. The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) is urging travelers to stay “safer at home” if possible, but if...
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Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing & Community Hotline Memorial Day Closure

Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing & Community Hotline Memorial Day Closure

Due  to the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 25, the St. Mary’s County Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Site at the MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital will be closed. Drive-thru testing will resume normal hours on Tuesday, May 26 (12:00 – 4:00 p.m.). Testing is offered in front of the Outpatient Pavilion at MedStar St. Mary’s...
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Maryland Reports 45,495 COVID-19 Cases and 2,130 Deaths, An Increase of 893 Cases and 47 Deaths

Maryland Reports 45,495 COVID-19 Cases and 2,130 Deaths, An Increase of 893 Cases and 47 Deaths

As of Saturday, May 23, 2020, Maryland reports 45,495 COVID-19 cases and 2,130 deaths. An increase of 893 cases and 47 deaths. Number of negative test results is currently 186,832, an increase of 3,354. COVID-19 Statistics in Maryland Number of confirmed cases : 45,495 Number of negative test results : 186,832 Number of confirmed deaths : 2,130...
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Maryland Reports 44,424 COVID-19 Cases and 2,092 Deaths, An Increase of 893 Cases and 47 Deaths

Maryland Reports 44,424 COVID-19 Cases and 2,092 Deaths, An Increase of 893 Cases and 47 Deaths

As of Friday, May 22, 2020, Maryland reports 44,424 COVID-19 cases and 2,092 deaths. An increase of 893 cases and 47 deaths. Number of negative test results is currently 183,478, an increase of 6,776. COVID-19 Statistics in Maryland Number of confirmed cases : 44,424 Number of negative test results : 183,478 Number of confirmed deaths : 2,092...
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Maryland Reports 43,531 COVID-19 Cases and 2,045 Deaths, An Increase of 1,208 Cases and 41 Deaths

Maryland Reports 43,531 COVID-19 Cases and 2,045 Deaths, An Increase of 1,208 Cases and 41 Deaths

As of Thursday, May 21, 2020, Maryland reports 43,531 COVID-19 cases and 2,045 deaths. An increase of 1,208 cases and 41 deaths. Number of negative test results is currently 176,702, an increase of 3,695 COVID-19 Statistics in Maryland Number of confirmed cases : 43,531 Number of negative test results : 176,702 Number of confirmed deaths : 2,045...
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CVS Health Opens 17 New Drive-Thru Test Sites in Maryland as Part of Nationwide COVID-19 Response

CVS Health Opens 17 New Drive-Thru Test Sites in Maryland as Part of Nationwide COVID-19 Response

Building on the company’s comprehensive efforts to help slow the spread of the virus, on Friday, May 22 CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) will open 17 new COVID-19 test sites at select CVS Pharmacy drive-thru locations across Maryland. The opening of additional test sites across the state and country will be announced by the end...
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Governor Hogan Announces Universal COVID-19 Testing for Maryland’s Correctional and Juvenile Facilities

Governor Hogan Announces Universal COVID-19 Testing for Maryland’s Correctional and Juvenile Facilities

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that, as part of the state’s long-term testing strategy, Maryland will begin universal COVID-19 testing at all state-run correctional and juvenile facilities. The governor also announced that: The state is delivering more than 20,000 tests per week to nursing homes. The state’s Public Health Laboratory is producing up to...
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Maryland Reports 42,323 COVID-19 Cases and 2,004 Deaths, An Increase of 777 Cases and 41 Deaths

Maryland Reports 42,323 COVID-19 Cases and 2,004 Deaths, An Increase of 777 Cases and 41 Deaths

As of Wednesday, May 20, 2020, Maryland reports 42,323 COVID-19 cases and 2,004 deaths. An increase of 777 cases and 41 deaths. Number of negative test results is currently 173,007, an increase of 5,895 Number of confirmed cases : 42,323 Number of negative test results : 173,007 Number of confirmed deaths : 2,004 Number of probable deaths...
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Maryland Reports 41,546 COVID-19 Cases and 1,963 Deaths, An Increase of 1,784 Cases and 60 Deaths

Maryland Reports 41,546 COVID-19 Cases and 1,963 Deaths, An Increase of 1,784 Cases and 60 Deaths

As of Tuesday, May 19, 2020, Maryland reports 41,546 cases and 1,963 deaths. An increase of 1,784 cases and 60 deaths. Number of negative test results 167,112, an increase of 5,368. Number of confirmed cases : 41,546 Number of negative test results : 167,112 Number of confirmed deaths : 1,963 Number of probable deaths : 118 Currently hospitalized...
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Governor Hogan Announces Caregiver Services Corps to Help Maryland’s Seniors

Governor Hogan Announces Caregiver Services Corps to Help Maryland’s Seniors

Governor Larry Hogan today announced the launch of the Caregiver Services Corps, a program to support Maryland seniors who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Caregiver Services Corps is able to quickly deploy volunteers and other resources to the homes of seniors who need urgent assistance with everyday tasks when their typical...
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Prince Frederick Volunteer Firefighter Tests Positive for COVID-19, Department Says No Contact with Any Citizens as Firefighter

Prince Frederick Volunteer Firefighter Tests Positive for COVID-19, Department Says No Contact with Any Citizens as Firefighter

The Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department released the following announcement on Facebook. “We would like to inform the public one of our volunteers has tested positive for COVID-19. To this point, based on our initial research, this individual has not had contact with any citizens while operating as a volunteer firefighter. Out of precaution,...
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Maryland Reports 36,986 Cases of COVID-19 and 1,792 deaths. An increase of 1,083 cases and 44 deaths

Maryland Reports 36,986 Cases of COVID-19 and 1,792 deaths. An increase of 1,083 cases and 44 deaths

As of Friday, May 15, 2020, Maryland reports 36,986 cases of COVID-19 and 1,792 deaths. An increase of 1,083 cases and 44 deaths. The number of negative test results is currently 145,840, an increase of 3,289. Number of confirmed cases : 36,986 Number of negative test results : 145,840 Number of confirmed deaths : 1,792 Number of...
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Board of Charles County Commissioners Announce Charles County Phase One to Reopen May 29

Board of Charles County Commissioners Announce Charles County Phase One to Reopen May 29

On Thursday, May 14, 2020, the Board of Commissioners met to discuss implementing phase one guidelines of Maryland’s “Roadmap to Recovery.”  They voted 3-2 to institute phase one of Governor Hogan’s order beginning May 29. The Stay-at-Home Order will remain in place in Charles County until that time. After that, Charles County will begin...
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COVID-19 Testing Underway at St. Mary’s County Detention & Rehabilitation Center

COVID-19 Testing Underway at St. Mary’s County Detention & Rehabilitation Center

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office (SMCSO) in partnership with St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) and MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital has launched a universal testing strategy for inmates and employees of the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center. “Testing has been going very well this week,” Corrections Major Deborah L. Diedrich said....
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