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Maryland grapples with second holiday COVID surge

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The state health department is creating a “surge operation center” as COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to rise and the U.S. reaches a grim milestone. Cases of COVID-19 doubled this month in Baltimore County Public Schools. Baltimore’s homicides rose this year – and so has success in solving them. Plus we’ll hear from doctors on what we know about COVID-19 “long haulers.”

Sarah Y. Kim is WYPR’s health and housing reporter. Kim is WYPR's Report for America corps member, and Anthony Brandon Fellow. Kim joined WYPR as a 2020-2021 corps member for Report for America, an initiative of The GroundTruth Project that pairs young journalists with local newsrooms. Now in her second year as an RFA corps member, Kim is based in Baltimore City.