Three coronavirus cases in Maryland result in a state of emergency
Maryland’s public health laboratory in Baltimore confirmed three cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County, Md. Thursday night.
The three cases are all individuals over 50 years old, and they all have recently returned from overseas travel. They are all currently in quarantine within their own homes.
Yesterday, Governor Larry Hogan addressed the news at a conference at the State House in Annapolis. He urged people to stay calm and to continue on with their daily lives.
“We have been actively preparing for this situation over the last several weeks across all levels of government,” Hogan said. “I encourage all Marylanders not to panic, but to take this seriously and to stay informed as we continue to provide updates.”
According to the New York Times, there are 215 cases of COVID-19 across 20 states in the U.S. with a total of 14 deaths.
There are currently no cases reported on the Eastern Shore. Salisbury University will remain open and is actively monitoring the situation.
By ANNIE GEITNER
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