Crime, Health, Police/Fire, Sci-Tech

Authorities warn of fake COVID-19 contact-tracing scams

NOTTINGHAM, MD—As more of the population ventures out, it increases their chances of being exposed to COVID-19. This could lead to a call from a Maryland Department of Health contact tracer who tracks residents’ whereabouts as well as with whom they have been in contact in recent weeks. The Federal Trade Commission, Maryland Department of Health, and Baltimore County Police …


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COVID-19 REPORT: Maryland positivity rate hits new record low

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Thursday reported that the statewide COVID-19 positivity rate hit a new record low over the past 24 hours. As of Thursday, there have been 93,005 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland, an increase of 579 cases since Wednesday. A total of 16,699 tests were performed over the past 24 hours.  Maryland has now …


Novartis Pharmaceuticals to pay $4.4 million to resolve Medicaid fraud allegations

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Wednesday announced that Maryland will receive more than $4.4 million to resolve allegations that Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (Novartis) paid kickbacks to health care practitioners in the form of cash, meals, entertainment, and honoraria payments to induce them to prescribe various medications that treat hypertension or Type 2 Diabetes. “This is not the …

COVID-19 REPORT: Maryland ICU bed utilization dips as hospitalizations tick higher

UPDATE: View the latest NottinghamMD.com COVID-19 reports here. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Wednesday reported that Maryland ICU bed usage dipped over the past 24 hours while hospitalizations ticked slightly higher. As of Wednesday, there have been 92,426 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland, an increase of 572 cases since Tuesday. A total of …

Governors of Maryland, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, and Virginia announce partnership with Rockefeller Foundation for 3 million rapid antigen tests

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, and Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced a major bipartisan interstate compact with The Rockefeller Foundation to expand the use of rapid point-of-care antigen tests to slow the spread of COVID-19 and continue safely reopening the states. As the …

MPSSAA fall, winter high school competition seasons postponed

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association, in consultation with the Maryland State Superintendent of Schools, the Maryland Department of Health, and the Public School Superintendent Association of Maryland, has decided to postpone the 2020 high school fall and winter competition season during the first semester. This decision comes in light of the recent announcements of local school systems …

COVID-19 REPORT: Maryland’s key metrics remain flat as tropical storm interrupts testing

UPDATE: View the latest NottinghamMD.com COVID-19 reports here. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Tuesday reported that several of Maryland’s key COVID-19 metrics remained largely flat over the past 24 hours. As of Tuesday, there have been 91,854 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland, an increase of 710 cases since Monday. A total of 16,354 …

COVID-19 REPORT: Maryland hospitalizations decrease, testing to be suspended on Tuesday due to Tropical Storm Isaias

UPDATE: View the latest NottinghamMD.com COVID-19 reports here. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Monday reported that both the statewide COVID-19 positivity rate and total hospitalizations dipped over the past 24 hours. As of Monday, there have been 91,144 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland, an increase of 870 cases since Sunday. A total of …