Report: Maryland among 30 states identified as emerging hotspot for COVID-19

Posted at 3:09 PM, Jul 29, 2020

MARYLAND — Maryland has been identified as one of 30 states to be an emerging hotspot for the coronavirus, according to a report.

A “daily hotspot triage” report distributed by the Department of Homeland Security and obtained by ABC News identifies 98 emerging hot spots in 30 states.

21 of those are “new emerging hot spots."

According to the report, the number of states affected are: 30 (AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, HI, IL, IN, LA, MD, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, OH, OK, PA, SD, TN, TX, VA, WI, WV)

Among the new emerging hot spots are New Jersey's Camden County, located near Philadelphia, and Mercer County, which includes Princeton and Trenton.

Atlantic County, New Jersey, which includes Atlantic City is also on the list.