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‘It’s Probably Everywhere’ Concern Grows About Omicron Covid Variant In Maryland As Positivity Rate Jumps Above 5%; Hogan To Speak Wednesday

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — In just 24 hours, 42 more people have been hospitalized in Maryland with Covid-19, and Maryland’s positivity rate has once again risen above 5 percent. Governor Hogan is planning a #COVID19 update tomorrow at 2pm @wjz — Mike Hellgren (@HellgrenWJZ) November 30, 2021 The state is experiencing a troubling rise in key coronavirus metrics even before any cases of the new omicron variant have been detected here. Doctors say it may only be a matter of time before the strain is confirmed in Maryland. “With the way that we test, we are about two weeks behind when we find out a...
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Lamont: Connecticut considers COVID passport system for businesses

Connecticut on Tuesday reported its highest daily COVID positivity rate since January as Gov. Ned Lamont floated the idea of establishing a vaccination passport to help businesses confirm who is vaccinated. COVID concerns were at the forefront of an annual conference of municipal leaders that featured Lamont on Tuesday with...
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Iowa stops tracking home county of COVID hospital patients

Iowa public health officials have stopped requiring hospitals to report the home county of patients being treated for COVID-19, even as all 99 counties have a high rate of spread and hospitalizations are at their highest level since early October. Iowa Department of Public Health spokeswoman Sarah Ekstrand on Tuesday...
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COVID hospitalizations surge past 1,000 in NJ

The number of people hospitalized in New Jersey for COVID infections have reached their highest levels in months, now topping one thousand statewide. State Health Department data lists 1,046 people hospitalized, with 195 patients needing life supporting care and 105 on ventilators. This is not due to the new omicron...
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Governor Cooper, Dr. Mandy Cohen, ENC officials urge vaccines ahead of Omicron variant

RALEIGH, Wake County — Governor Roy Cooper and Dr. Mandy Cohen addressed the state Tuesday about the emerging Omicron variant of COVID-19. The Governor, Cohen, and Health Director for Lenoir County Pamela Brown all said not much is known about Omicron, but in preparation for the unknown, they encourage people to get vaccinated and get their booster shots.
RALEIGH, NC
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Use Winter Weather Safety Week to prepare for cold weather

SAN ANGELO, Texas — It’s Winter Weather Safety Week, a time dedicated to raise awareness on ways to prepare for the cold season. Professionals advise the community to learn from last year’s winter storm and plan ahead. “It’s important to always be prepared for winter weather and always be paying...
SAN ANGELO, TX
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Sewage system samples could aid in preventing another pandemic wave in Virginia

DANVILLE, Va. — Before another potential COVID-19 wave strikes the commonwealth this winter, the Virginia Department of Health may be able to hoist warnings from a less-than-traditional detection method: wastewater. Sewage system samples can be a barometer of sorts to gauge COVID-19 infection in a community, even before people start...
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FDA panel backs first-of-a-kind COVID-19 pill from Merck

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health advisers have endorsed an antiviral drug from Merck to treat COVID-19. It sets the stage for an expected authorization of the first pill that Americans could take at home for the coronavirus. A Food and Drug Administration panel voted that the drug's benefits in curbing...
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CNCHD sees successful turnout at booster clinics

CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Following the CDC guidelines, the Casper-Natrona County Health Department has been able to administer thousands of vaccines to people of all age groups. As Covid-19 continues to change with the new omicron variant, the health department is encouraging residents to consider the booster. “When...
CASPER, WY
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A break from the snow with milder temps for a few days

A passing sprinkle or flurry is possible overnight but not enough to cause you any hassles. We will have an increase in clouds into the night. Lows will fall to around 30°. We have a chance to see a few glimpses of sun Wednesday bit it will be a more clouds than sun kind of day overall. Rain chances come up into the afternoon with spotty showers and sprinkles developing. The risk for raindrops will continue into the evening. Highs for the day will return to the lower 40s, pretty close to average for the time of year.
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