6th person tests positive for coronavirus in Maryland

Posted at 8:09 PM, Mar 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-10 11:40:53-04

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Md. — A reported 6th person has tested positive for the coronavirus in Maryland, according to Prince George's County Executive.

The county has been notified that one of their residents tested positive for the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.

County Executive Angela Aslobrooks said the individual is a woman in her 50s who contracted COVID-19 while traveling to Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Department of Health contacted the patient, who is now at home, and in good condition.

Reportedly, she has had no contact with school children.

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said the case has been identified as the state's 6th confirmed case. The resident contracted the virus during out-of-state travel.

This comes after Maryland Governor Larry Hogan gave updates on the latest two individuals, who were tested positive for COVID-19 in Harford and Montgomery counties.