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Governor Hogan announces second coronavirus death in the state

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Posted at 7:59 PM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 20:47:19-04

BALTIMORE — Governor Hogan has announced the second coronavirus death in the state.

This one being a Baltimore County resident in his 60s who suffered from underlying medical conditions.

“A second Marylander has lost his life as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. On behalf of our entire state, we send our heartfelt condolences to his family and to all those who loved him," Hogan said. "As the number of positive cases in Maryland continues to dramatically rise, we need everyone to take this seriously. This is a public health crisis like nothing we have ever faced before—we are all in this together, and we will get through this together.”

County Executive Johnny Olszewski issued a statement following the announcement of the passing of the first Baltimore County resident.

"My prayers are with all those who lost a loved one tonight. This sad passing is a stark reminder of the seriousness of the crisis we face, and it breaks my heart to know that this will not be the last life we lose to this pandemic," he said. "That is why, even as we grieve, we also each need to do our part to reduce the spread and flatten the curve. Stay home. Practice social distancing. Those failing to do their part only add to the toll this crisis will take. We can save lives, but only if we take this seriously and continue to work together."

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