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COVID-19 In Maryland: 620 Hospitalized As Key Metrics RiseMaryland reported 905 new COVID-19 cases and three new deaths, according to state health department data released Wednesday morning.
President Biden Announces Travel Restrictions On Eight South African Countries In An Effort To Slow The Spread Of New COVID-19 VariantThe new variant Omicron was first reported in South Africa on Wednesday is mutating quickly. Health experts fear it could be more transmissible than the Delta variant.
Virginia Confirms 1st Death From Rare Covid-linked ConditionThe condition, known as MIS-C, can cause problems with a child’s heart, lungs, kidneys and other organs.
Will Holiday Gatherings Impact COVID-19 Metrics?As we celebrate Thanksgiving and the start of the holiday season, health officials are becoming more anxious about how holiday gatherings could impact our COVID-19 rates.
Maryland Department Of Health Pauses Release Of COVID-19 Data For Thanksgiving HolidayThe Maryland Department of Health paused the release of the state's COVID-19 data on Thursday and will do so again Friday in observance of Thanksgiving.
To Avoid Covid, Here Are Four Questions To Ask Family And Friends Ahead Of Thanksgiving GatheringsIf you have concerns, experts say there are some important questions to ask to help weigh your risk.
Reversing A Stroke: A Maryland Woman's Experience With A Critical BreakthroughA local mother shares her experience with WJZ after suffering a stroke, and her doctor sheds light on the treatment credited with her remarkable recovery.
Baltimore Sees Spike In Key COVID-19 Metrics, Officials Urge Caution Over Holiday SeasonThe city's average daily case rate more than doubled in the last two weeks.
COVID-19 In Maryland: 740 New Cases, 16 New Deaths ReportedMaryland reported 740 new COVID-19 cases and 16 new deaths, according to state health department data released Tuesday morning.
COVID-19 Cases Are On The Rise With Thanksgiving Just Days AwayUnvaccinated people face a higher risk of testing positive for Covid-19 than fully vaccinated people do, and the gap is even greater in terms of risk of hospitalization or death.
UMMS To Drop Race Based Algorithm That Harms African Americans, Officials SayDr. King says because the algorithm determined many Black patients had better kidney health, doctors often missed early-onset kidney disease and patients were less likely to receive kidney transplants. 
COVID-19 In Maryland: 832 Cases, 8 New Deaths ReportedMaryland reported 832 new COVID-19 cases and eight new deaths, according to state health department data released Monday morning.