Governor Hogan Announces Coronavirus Has Hit Maryland

Annapolis, Maryland (Thursday, March 5, 2020) – The coronavirus has officially hit the DMV with three cases reported in Montgomery County, Maryland.  Two of the victims are a husband and wife in their 70s.  The third victim is reported to be in her 50s.  All three victims had traveled abroad and are being quarantined.

Maryland’s public health laboratory in Baltimore confirmed the cases.  Governor Larry Hogan has declared a state of emergency, but urged residents not to panic. “I encourage all Marylanders not to panic but to take this seriously and to stay informed as we continue to provide updates,” said Hogan.

All three patients are being quarantined in their homes.  Officials are working to determine who they have come in contact with in recent days.  Hogan made the announcement at a press conference in Annapolis, saying the state has been prepping for the situation and is well-prepared.

There have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the District of Columbia or Virginia, although officials are waiting test results on several people.