Gov. Hogan extends State of Emergency amid spike in nationwide COVID-19 cases

Governor Hogan
Posted at 3:45 PM, Oct 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-30 17:23:47-04

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Governor Larry Hogan on Friday renewed Maryland's existing State of Emergency.

As of Friday, Maryland's Department of Health reported 144,314 statewide cases of COVID-19, including 3,990 deaths.

Currently the state's positivity rate sits at 3.71 percent.

Out of 3,389,678 tests -- 1,782,204 were negative.

Despite a rise in new cases throughout the nation, Maryland’s positivity rate remains better than 39 other states, with a case rate lower than 41 other states.

“While Maryland’s positivity and case rates remain lower than most states in America, we are closely monitoring increases in some of our key health metrics as well as rising numbers in states across the country,” said Hogan. “This crisis is far from over, and this virus does not recognize state borders. I want to remind Marylanders that the only way to keep our state open for business is to avoid traveling to hotspots and continue following the public health guidelines. We cannot let our guard down, and we must remain vigilant.”

Read the Governor's order below.