Officials: Three Marylanders meet CDC's criteria for coronavirus testing

Posted at 4:58 PM, Feb 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-28 08:55:22-05

MARYLAND — Officials say there are three Marylanders who meet the criteria for coronavirus testing.

Governor Larry Hogan announced on Wednesday that two Marylanders who recently traveled to China have met the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria for testing of the coronavirus.

It was also stated that a third person could possibly come forward and meet the criteria for coronavirus testing.

On Friday, Officials from the Maryland Department of Health confirmed that there are three individuals that meet the criteria for coronavirus testing.

State health officials said the samples are being flown to the CDC in Atlanta for testing.

Hogan said there is no immediate health threat in Maryland but that the state is taking every precaution to address the coronavirus.

Hogan said he is adding $10 million to the budget for emergency preparedness for the coronavirus.

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