COVID In Maryland: Over 1.7K New Cases As Hospitalizations Rise Slightly

Maryland adds 1,769 coronavirus cases coming into Monday as hospitalizations jumped up slightly. There have now been 328,214 coronavirus cases since the pandemic began in Maryland. Twenty-nine more people have died, bringing the total to 6,423. Twenty-seven more Marylanders have been hospitalized since Sunday, the state reports. Of those, 421 are in ICU beds and 1,429 are in acute care. (WJZ)

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Maryland reports 2,414 new coronavirus cases, 25 more deaths

Maryland health officials reported 2,414 new coronavirus cases Sunday, and 25 more deaths caused by the virus. The new data brings Maryland to 326,445 cases and 6,394 deaths during the pandemic. On Saturday, the state reported the second death of a child under 10-years-old resulting from the virus. (Balt Sun)

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In D.C., a Maryland general commands National Guard’s inauguration task force

Thousands of National Guard troops are in Washington, D.C., protecting the Capitol and the surrounding area in anticipation of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. Guardsmen have arrived from several states around the D.C. area, including Maryland. (Balt Sun)

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Elrich proposes cutting $25M from county budget in new savings plan

County Executive Marc Elrich sent his second savings plan for the fiscal year — proposing a cut of $25 million — to the County Council late Friday afternoon. The budget cut recommendation follows the first savings plan, in which $72 million was cut from the budget in July. (Bethesda Beat)

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USPS delays continue, angering residents, small businesses with late bills

Barbara Tarman’s credit card was cut off. Joe Everngam’s insurance bills are always late. Even Rep. Johnny Mautz (R-37B Talbot) said the business he owns, Carpenter Street Saloon, had its phone line disconnected because a bill was delivered late. The U.S. Postal Service is still experiencing serious delays with its mailing and delivery system — weeks after a record-setting holiday surge of online orders and mail. The delays from November through December saw residents wait weeks for packages, Christmas gifts and online orders. (Star Dem)

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Annapolis Police Heighten Presence Downtown, Near State House Ahead Of Inauguration

If you’re walking around the State House buildings in Annapolis, you’ll see that on pretty much every corner there is a police presence. But, aside from the increased security, the day was business as usual Sunday with a lot of tourists and families enjoying the day. (WJZ)

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COVID In Maryland: 2,516 New Cases As Hospitalizations, Positivity Rate Down

Hospitalizations dropped in Maryland on Wednesday after several days of increasing numbers, the state reports. There are now 1,929 people hospitalized in the state, down 23 from Tuesday. Of those hospitalized, there are 454 in ICU beds and 1,475 in acute care. (WJZ)

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Maryland Man Nicholas Rodean Who Went Into US Capitol During Riots Wearing Work Badge Arrested On Federal Charges

A Frederick man is in custody and now faces federal charges after participating in the riot at the U.S. Capitol last week. Nicholas Rodean was fired from his job after being photographed inside the Capitol while wearing his work badge. (WJZ)

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