What’s New: Week of Feb. 1, 2021
The U.S. is in an “absolute race towards time” to vaccinate as many individuals as attainable earlier than new COVID-19 variants grasp the nation. Several experts warn that whereas COVID-19 numbers could also be trending in the proper route for now, the following few weeks might be a unique story except People double down on security measures and vaccinations ramp up.
Tens of hundreds of thousands of People collected unemployment advantages for not less than some time frame final 12 months because of the pandemic’s hit on the economic system. Some folks could also be in for a “negative surprise” after they do their taxes this 12 months.
With the continuation of the pandemic, the Lady Scouts of America is getting artistic for cookie season. Apart from secure in-person gross sales, the beloved cookies will probably be offered on-line for a second 12 months and, for the primary time, through food delivery service Grubhub.
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By the numbers: Sunday, Feb. 7
Variety of confirmed circumstances : 363,650
Variety of individuals examined unfavorable : 2,885,052
Complete testing quantity : 7,237,247
Every day testing Quantity : 48,668
Variety of confirmed deaths : 7,170
Variety of possible deaths : 179
At the moment hospitalized : 1,402
Acute care : 1,076
Intensive care : 326
Ever hospitalized : 33,065
Launched from isolation : 9,525
Statewide positivity charge (MDH): 5.73%
Circumstances and Deaths Information Breakdown
Word: Parenthesis = Variety of confirmed deaths
Asterisk = Variety of possible deaths
NH = Non-Hispanic
CASES, (DEATHS) & PROBABLE DEATHS* BY COUNTY:
Allegany 6,310 (189) 1*
Anne Arundel 33,812 (478) 14*
Baltimore Metropolis 38,733 (813) 21*
Baltimore County 48,477 (1,148) 34*
Calvert 3,513 (62) 1*
Caroline 1,960 (18) 0*
Carroll 7,155 (198) 5*
Cecil 4,858 (111) 2*
Charles 8,328 (146) 2*
Dorchester 2,174 (37) 0*
Frederick 16,057 (247) 9*
Garrett 1,821 (57) 1*
Harford 11,714 (212) 4*
Howard 14,952 (204) 6*
Kent 1,069 (35) 2*
Montgomery 60,479 (1,298) 44*
Prince George’s 69,600 (1,230) 28*
Queen Anne’s 2,437 (35) 1*
St. Mary’s 4,775 (108) 0*
Somerset 2,304 (26) 0*
Talbot 1,758 (26) 0*
Washington 11,714 (233) 3*
Wicomico 6,510 (134) 0*
Worcester 3,140 (85) 1*
Information not accessible 0 (40) 0*
CASES, (DEATHS) & PROBABLE DEATHS* BY AGE:
0-9 17,841 (3) 0*
10-19 34,275 (6) 1*
20-29 66,063 (34) 1*
30-39 62,789 (73) 6*
40-49 55,481 (199) 5*
50-59 54,891 (545) 23*
60-69 37,084 (1,130) 18*
70-79 21,140 (1,814) 35*
80+ 14,086 (3,363) 90*
Information not accessible 0 (3) 0*
CASES, (DEATHS) & PROBABLE DEATHS* BY GENDER:
Feminine 190,707 (3,458) 88*
Male 172,943 (3,712) 91*
CASES, (DEATHS) & PROBABLE DEATHS* BY RACE AND ETHNICITY:
African-American (NH) 103,326 (2,481) 64*
Asian (NH) 8,046 (248) 7*
White (NH) 124,776 (3,653) 93*
Hispanic 59,224 (671) 15*
Different (NH) 17,038 (74) 0*
Information not accessible 51,240 (43) 0*
ZIP CODES WITH HIGHEST CASE COUNTS:
20906 – Aspen Hill: 5,962 circumstances
21740 – Hagerstown: 5,003 circumstances
20783 – Adelphi: 4,965 circumstances
20902 – Wheaton/Glenmont: 4,434 circumstances
20904 – Colesville: 4,273 circumstances
How does Maryland examine to different states?
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What are the COVID-19 restrictions in Maryland?
RETAIL AND RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS: All retail companies and non secular establishments statewide should revert again to the Stage Two 50% capability restrictions. This consists of: retail companies, organizations, non secular establishments, private companies, bingo halls, bowling alleys, pool halls, skating rinks, health facilities and social golf equipment.
STADIUMS AND RACETRACKS: Followers will now not be permitted at any skilled or collegiate stadiums or racetracks.
WHERE TO GET TESTED
Ought to I get examined for COVID-19? The place can I get a check in Maryland?
The Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention recommends you must contemplate taking a COVID-19 check if you happen to:
- have signs of COVID-19.
- have had shut contact (inside 6 toes for a complete of quarter-hour or extra) with somebody with confirmed COVID-19.
- have been requested or referred to get testing by their healthcare supplier, native/exterior icon or state well being division.
Tap here for up to date data on state testing websites, and see an map of testing areas.
The FDA has additionally authorized a check for COVID-19 which you can take at dwelling. The check kits are available for purchase on Amazon with a turnaround time for outcomes of 24 to 72 hours after the pattern is shipped and acquired.
WHERE TO GET THE VACCINE
Click here for extra details about the place to get the COVID-19 vaccine in Maryland.
Apply for unemployment insurance online here, or name 410-949-0022.
You probably have questions concerning the new utility, you’ll be able to learn the DOL’s BEACON One-Stop FAQs.
Extra data: How to apply for unemployment insurance
FOOD STAMPS (SNAP), MEDICAL ASSISTANCE, WIC
Information on WIC — diet program for girls, infants and youngsters, administered via the Maryland Division of Well being
FOOD, CASH, MEDICAL, ENERGY, EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE
Medical Help functions for households, youngsters and pregnant ladies must be submitted by visiting the Maryland Health Connection web site. Those that want long-term care medical help ought to submit functions, redetermination functions and verifications via the My MDThink Portal.
COVID SURVIVORS WEBSITE
The state launched an internet registry for individuals who have recovered from the coronavirus.
“Every of the recovered coronavirus sufferers in Maryland has a narrative to inform and a task to play in our efforts to save lots of lives and gradual the unfold of this virus,” Hogan mentioned April 10.
COVID CONNECT will function a neighborhood platform to share experiences and to lend assist to others who’re dealing with the restoration course of.
Marylanders can donate their time and skills by signing up for the Maryland Responds Reserve Medical Corps, donate blood and assist native meals banks, locations of worship and different charitable organizations.
Maryland helps to maintain households related with the nation’s first-ever Senior Name Examine Program. Members who’re 65 years or older will obtain a name day by day between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., relying on which era window they select. If they can not be reached, officers will name somebody designated by the participant to inspect them.
To register, name 866-50-CHECK or go to aging.maryland.gov to register.
Coronavirus – What you must know
The next data is from the CDC: The next signs could seem two to 14 days after publicity. This record doesn’t embody all attainable signs. The CDC will proceed to replace this record as they study extra concerning the virus.
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or issue respiratory
- Muscle or physique aches
- Sore throat
- New lack of style or odor
- Congestion or runny nostril
- Nausea of vomiting
Reported sicknesses have ranged from gentle signs to extreme sickness and loss of life for confirmed coronavirus circumstances.
Emergency look after COVID-19 signs
The CDC says to search for emergency warning indicators for coronavirus. If somebody is displaying any of those indicators, search emergency medical care instantly:
- Bother respiratory
- Persistent ache or stress within the chest
- New confusion
- Lack of ability to wake or keep awake
- Bluish lips or face
This record will not be all attainable signs. Name your medical supplier for another signs which can be extreme or regarding to you. Name 911 or name forward to your native emergency facility: Notify the operator that you’re in search of care for somebody who has or could have COVID-19.
Who’s most in danger for coronavirus?
Anybody can have gentle to extreme signs of COVID-19, in accordance with the CDC.
Older adults and individuals who have extreme underlying medical circumstances like coronary heart or lung illness or diabetes appear to be at increased danger for growing extra critical problems from the virus.
Flu or COVID-19: What is the distinction?
As a result of among the signs of flu and COVID-19 are comparable, it might be onerous to inform the distinction between them based mostly on signs alone. That is when testing could also be wanted to assist affirm a analysis.
There are some key variations between flu and COVID-19. The CDC says it appears COVID-19 spreads extra simply than flu and causes extra critical sicknesses in some folks. It might probably additionally take longer earlier than folks present signs of COVID-19 and folks might be contagious for an extended time frame than the flu.
One other distinction is there’s a vaccine to guard towards the flu. There may be presently no vaccine to stop COVID-19. The easiest way to stop an infection is to keep away from being uncovered to the virus.
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