Gov. Hogan: 9 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Maryland

Posted at 2:15 PM, Mar 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-10 19:18:20-04

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland Governor Larry Hogan says there are now nine confirmed positive cases of the coronavirus in Maryland.

Governor Hogan announced on Tuesday the ninth individual. State officials said the person is a Montgomery County resident—a woman in her 60s—who contracted the virus while traveling overseas. She is not hospitalized and is in good condition.

This case is connected to the same Egyptian cruise ship as five of the state’s previous positive cases.

Hogan said there are now 5 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Montgomery County, 3 in Prince George's County, and 1 in Harford County.

Hogan also stated nursing homes should restrict access to visitors and that elderly people are the most at risk for the coronavirus.

According to the governor, state colleges and universities are going to ask students to stay home two weeks after spring break to prevent a coronavirus spread.

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Events around Maryland are also being canceled due to the outbreak as well as field trips for several public schools.

For a list of events and field trips canceled, click here.

As officials continue to monitor the coronavirus outbreak, the University of Maryland has released their plan regarding the virus.

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