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Maryland’s testing positivity rate surpasses 10%

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Maryland's positivity rate is the highest it’s been since the summer of 2020. Hospital leaders in Baltimore County are warning of a severe bed shortage due to the ongoing COVID surge. And the President of the Maryland Hospital Association tells us what we have to look forward to in the new year.

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.