Live Updates: Washington State Reports Record Daily Cases | Health and fitness


The emergence of more contagious variants and the risk to those who are vaccinated and those who have not completed the vaccination process require a return to more restrictive emergency operations, according to an order from the Chief Justice of the Court of call from Maryland, Joseph Getty.

State health officials on Monday reported 5,376 new cases, an increase in hospitalizations to 1,714 and an increase in the seven-day test positive rate to more than 16.5%.

Jury trials scheduled for Wednesday through February 8 will be rescheduled, but district and circuit courts will hear specific types of cases remotely or in person. The ongoing jury trials may be terminated.

The Court of Appeal and the Special Court of Appeal will remain fully operational, but the Chief Justice can decide whether to hold proceedings in person or remotely. The offices of the clerks will remain open to the public.

ANKARA, Turkey – The number of daily COVID-19 infections in Turkey has passed 30,000 for the first time since mid-October, as the highly contagious omicron variant begins to take hold.

The country reported 32,176 new cases and 184 deaths on Tuesday. A day earlier, daily infections had risen to around 26,000, after hovering around 20,000 for weeks.


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