MARYLAND CORONAVIRUS: The governor of Maryland, Larry Hogan, confirmed that the first three cases of the deadly COVID-19.
The governor said in a statement that The state Public Health Laboratory in Baltimore had confirmed the 3 positive cases of new coronavirus in Maryland. He also said that the patients, who contracted the virus when traveling, are in “good condition.”
Hogan said that he had been actively preparing for that situation in recent weeks throughout all levels of government. He encouraged Maryland residents not to panic, but to take that seriously and stay informed.
Until Thursday afternoon, March 4, 31, Maryland residents were being analyzed by COVID-19. Seventeen of them were negative, and 14 are still pending, according to the Maryland Department of Health.
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Hogan said in a nighttime news conference that his administration’s highest priority was keeping his residents safe. All of the actions he was taking would allow all levels of government to better collaborate and respond to that threat in a coordinated and effective manner.
He added that that was not a reason to panic. Marylanders should go to school and go to work, so they usually did.
Speaker Adrienne A. Jones and Maryland Senate President Bill Ferguson said in a joint statement that they wanted to thank the governor. And the Department of Health for their rapid response and focus on these cases. They were ready to work together to confront that issue. And make sure to arrange the best public response in a collected and calm manner. They had the best health professionals in the world.
A. Jones and Senate President Bill Ferguson had complete confidence in the ability of the state. And local governments and the medical community to work together to contain the effects of the COVID-19 virus.