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Maryland’s average positive test rate remains above 5% for 15 straight days

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This is a picture of CDC’s laboratory test kit for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). CDC tests are provided to U.S. state and local public health laboratories, Department of Defense (DOD) laboratories and select international laboratories. Photo courtesy of CDC.

Maryland’s average rate of coronavirus tests coming back positive over the last seven days is 6.88%, and that average has remained above 5% for 15 straight days, state data show.

An die Musik will broadcast live music performances during Thanksgiving week, portion of ticket sales to benefit charities

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As families prepare to hold Thanksgiving dinners over Zoom or adopt other methods to reduce large, indoor gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic, An die Musik Live! is also shifting one of its traditions to the virtual space.

The downtown Baltimore jazz club will present its Thanksgiving Homecoming Concerts online this year, featuring a weeklong lineup of live-streamed performances with $5 from every ticket sold going to a charity of the musician’s choice.

T. Rowe Price wins award for helping Baltimore communities to address food insecurity, other issues

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation awarded Baltimore-based global investment firm T. Rowe Price “Best Community Improvement Program” in the 21st Annual Citizens Awards.

Maryland records second-largest daily amount of new coronavirus cases

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This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), depicts the exterior structure of the coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19. Image courtesy of CDC.

Maryland recorded an additional 2,353 confirmed coronavirus cases on Friday, the second largest daily number of new cases after the state recorded 2,910 cases on Thursday, state data show.

Maryland confirms 2,910 more coronavirus cases, marking the largest amount reported in one day during pandemic

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This is a picture of CDC’s laboratory test kit for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). CDC tests are provided to U.S. state and local public health laboratories, Department of Defense (DOD) laboratories and select international laboratories. Photo courtesy of CDC.

Maryland reported an additional 2,910 confirmed cases of coronavirus on Thursday, the largest number of cases that the state has reported in one day during the pandemic, state data show.

‘It will be like dominoes.’ Music venues shuttered by pandemic push Congress to ‘Save Our Stages’ with federal funding

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Merriweather Post Pavilion. Image via Facebook.

With coronavirus metrics on the rise across the U.S., businesses are seeing restrictions reinstated.

But for many in the entertainment sector, in-person operations have been halted since the pandemic began. Unable to open their doors for music concerts and other events, entertainment venues are calling on federal leaders to provide the emergency coronavirus relief that they need to stay afloat.

Maryland’s current coronavirus hospitalizations climb by nearly 100 patients

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This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), depicts the exterior structure of the coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19. Image courtesy of CDC.

The number of Marylanders currently hospitalized due to coronavirus grew by nearly 100 patients on Tuesday, state data show.

BSO appoints LA Opera’s James Conlon as its artistic advisor starting in September 2021

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The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has appointed LA Opera Music Director James Conlon as the BSO’s artistic advisor, beginning in September 2021, the orchestra group announced Tuesday. Photo courtesy of LA Opera.

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has appointed LA Opera Music Director James Conlon as the BSO’s artistic advisor, beginning in September 2021, the orchestra group announced today.

Maryland’s coronavirus hospitalizations top 1,000 patients as new cases continue to surge

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This is a picture of CDC’s laboratory test kit for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). CDC tests are provided to U.S. state and local public health laboratories, Department of Defense (DOD) laboratories and select international laboratories. Photo courtesy of CDC.

Coronavirus-related hospitalizations in Maryland have surpassed 1,000 patients for the first time since June, state data showed on Tuesday.

BGE warns customers about increased scams heading into holiday season

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Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) and the Maryland Public Service Commission are reminding customers to be wary of potential scammers disguising themselves as BGE employees or members of other trusted organizations during the holiday season.

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